O.J. Simpson Almost Became A 'The Simpsons' Character
Fox's broadcast of the long-lost interview of O.J. Simpson coincides with the anniversary of the last episode of The Simpsons, "Last Exit to Springfield."
The Simpsons producer Al Jean tweeted that it is ironic to commemorate the last episode of the cartoon show to the public revelation of O.J.'s sealed interview from 12 years ago. Prior to the murder taking place, Al Jean asked O.J. to do a cameo on the show.
Twenty-five years later, The Simpsons producer said it was fortunate the team got Dr. Joyce Brothers instead or the show's anniversary will be for a completely different reason.
.@TheSimpsons Ironically OJ simpson airs on fox 25 years to the day after the episode we asked him to be in (pre-murders) and he turned down — Al Jean (@AlJean) March 11, 2018
Slip Of The Tongue
Adding beef to one of America's most notorious cases, Fox finally released O.J.'s long-lost interview tapes titled O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession on Sunday.
An attorney, presumably from O.J.'s camp, contacted Regan to conduct an interview on the condition that the athlete's memoir book will be titled If I Did It to illustrate its hypothetical nature. In his conversation with the original interviewer, Judith Regan, O.J. detailed what happened on the night of June 12, 1994.
"In the book, the hypothetical is, this guy Charlie shows up, this guy I used to be friends with and I don't know why he had been by Nicole's house, but he told me, 'You won't believe what's going on over there. And I remember thinking, 'Whatever's going on over that has got to stop,'" O.J. narrated.
However, the former Buffalo Bills running back told the story in the first person view as if he was there on there at the time of the crime.
"I go to the front and I'm looking to see what's going on," O.J. continued. "While I was there, a guy [Goldman] shows up. A guy I really didn't recognize. I may have seen him around, but I really didn't recognize him to be anyone. In the mood I was in, I started having words with him."
O.J. also appeared to have confessed that he had an altercation with Goldman after Nicole dropped to the floor. The next thing O.J. knew was that he was distraught and was covered in blood. There were also inconsistencies in the police report and his story including the $10,000 money during the Bronco chase.
Trial By Publicity
Meanwhile, O.J.'s book was published in August 2007, but the Goldmans retitled with If I Did It: Confessions of a Killer. The survivors of the murder believe that the memoir was O.J.'s way of confessing to his crime.
Spectators on the O.J. Simpson case are also convinced on the veracity of the interview. Twitter users posted that the former football star was "definitely guilty" and "crazy."