Did EastEnders Steal Bobby Beale Plot Twist From The Simpsons?
Fans accuse producers of 'borrowing' their bombshell from cartoon sitcom...
EastEnders fans were knocked for six last night when young Bobby Beale was revealed as the killer of his half-sister Lucy Beale.
But the bombshell in the special live episode left many fans of The Simpsons rubbing their chins in scepticism because of the similarity to a classic episode of the animated sitcom.
— Barnesy (@Regan_Barnes) February 19, 2015
Way back in 1995 a long-running investigation into an attempt on the life of evil tycoon Mr Burns revealed baby Maggie Simpson to be the surprise culprit.
And Twitter users were quick to point out the similarity, many using vintage stills from the cartoon.
One fan, @mollymayneary, wrote: "Bobby killing Lucy is about as ridiculous as when Maggie shot Mr Burns in the Simpsons."
— Jamie (@jamiestyles1) February 19, 2015
And @Regan_Barnes commented: "I preferred the episode of the Simpsons when Maggie killed Mr Burns. That was a real plot twist @bbceastenders."
Meanwhile other internet scamps have been giving young actor Eliot Carrington some interesting Photoshop treatments, which we'll allow to speak for themselves.
— The Independent (@Independent) February 20, 2015
— IndyTV (@TheIndyTV) February 20, 2015