Will Krusty the Clown be buying the farm on the upcoming season of The Simpsons?

That could be the case after the series’ executive producer Al Jean gave one too many clues about the identity of the character who’d be dying this season.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday, Jean revealed the following: The actor who plays the character won an Emmy for that portrayal,”; said Jean, adding that just because the character dies “doesn’t mean you couldn’t see a flashback with the character in a future episode or a ghost.”;

Pressed for more information, Jean continued: “It’s a very easy mystery, and if I gave one more away, then it’s over.”;

He then gave away one more clue. “The title of the episode is “Clown in the Dumps.’ “

Actor Dan Castellaneta, who voices characters such as Homer, Grandpa and, yes, Krusty, won a 2004 Emmy for the episode “Today I Am A Clown,”; indicating that we could be seeing the end for Krusty.

However, could Jean be laying a trail of bread crumbs leading us in the wrong direction? As it turns out, comic Jackie Mason — who has guest starred as the voice of Krusty’s father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski — won a 1992 Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, so perhaps it will be the elder Krustofski who’ll be shuffling off this mortal coil.

The character death, admitted Jean, “turned into a much bigger deal than we expected,”; adding that “it’s not going to be this blood bath where they all just, like, get murdered.”;

During the TCA session, Jean also revealed that viewers will be seeing two crossover episodes this season. First up is an hour-long episode of Family Guy, airing on Sept. 28, that finds the Griffins visiting Springfield and meeting the Simpsons. Then, in November, characters from Futurama (created by Simpsons creator Matt Groening) will appear in a special crossover episode. “We recorded it with the full Futurama cast,”; said Jean.

The Simpsons will return with new episodes this fall, airing Sunday nights on Global.