He may have been a big wheel down at the cracker factory, but that did not lend Kirk Van Houten any advantage when he was eventually fired from the job.
The lovable but pitiable Simpsons character never had much luck in life, and it all hit a low point in ‘A Milhouse Divided’ – the episode where he divorces Luanne.
However, one of the show’s writers has shared a hilarious first draft of the scene where Kirk is let go from his job, which features some brilliant extra dialogue.
Here’s the original, for reference:
“Ever wonder what happened to Kirk Van Houten right after he was fired from the cracker factory? From Steve Tompkins’ hilarious 1st draft,” Josh Weinstein said, also sharing a photo of the script.
And in that script, Kirk’s first line of “you’re letting me go?” has a brilliant extra bit where he says: “I know I’ve been crying at sales meetings, Sir, but–”.
There’s also the addition of a scene in a car park, where Kirk loads up a box of crackers. However, as a group of seagulls come down to pinch them, Kirk reveals that that is his severance package.
Meanwhile, in other Simpsons news, an episode of the show was recently banned in Russia over an episode that referenced Pokémon Go.
On top of that, the show has been ribbing US president Donald Trump after that all-too-worrying prediction back in 2000.
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