For years, the Simpsons have made allusions to the sexual orientation of Waylon Smithers, Jr.—Mr. Burns' devoted, faithful, obviously-in-love-with-him assistant. For example, in the 2003 episode “Three Gays in the Condo," Homer runs into Smithers roller-blading out of the Stonewall Bakery in a tank top and rainbow shorts. In 2007, Simpsons director David Silverman defined Smithers’s sexuality as “Burns-sexual.” But it wasn't until Sunday, April 3, 2016 in "The Burns Cage" (like The Birdcage, get it?) that the show finally addressed Smithers' sexuality head-on. Although he still never actually says he's gay.