“I’m not gay, but I’m Jewish, which is about the same thing. We’ve both been persecuted for centuries—by our mothers.” — Simpsons writer and producer Mike Reiss, addressing Cornell students Tuesday night, at a Hillel-sponsored event.
Beyond his own Jewishness, Reiss also revealed that more than half the show’s talent are Jews, including three of the six main voice actors. “Apu, the Hindu,” said Reiss, “well, he’s a Jew too!”