Simpsons season 28 episode 6
Homer and Lisa in The Simpsons season 28 Fox

The Simpsons fans will have to wait for another week to catch up on Homer and his dysfunctional family as the show is on a week-long hiatus and will return with season 28 episode 6 on 6 November at 8pm EST on the Fox Network. The next episode is titled There Will Be Buds, wherein Homer will get roped into coaching the Lacrosse team with Milhouse dad, Kirk Van Houten.

The official synopsis for the chapter reads as follows:

Homer gets roped into coaching the kids' lacrosse team with Milhouse's dad, Kirk, who is in desperate need of a friend. When Kirk gets too clingy, Homer vents about how much of a loser he is. Kirk overhears his rant and disappears, right when the team needs him most: the championship game.

In the previous episode, Springfield news anchor Kent Brockman was fired from Channel 6 for reporting incorrect facts and lying in front of the camera. Also, Lisa and Bart found out that Krusty the Clown's latest snacks are delicious, but gave up on having them as it contained a deadly cancerous ingredient called formaldehyde.

In the episode, fans met a new voice inside Homer's head called "ambition", who claimed that he had been "locked up for 30 years by empathy and alcoholism". The voice encourages Homer to buy new clothes, and get a promotion at the nuclear power plant.

The Fox's series recently celebrated its 600th episode, and according to David Silverman – the longtime Simpsons producer who directed The Simpsons Movie – the show will never end. "Never! We don't want it to end," Silverman told the Washington Post.

"We say, 'Keep it going!' 600? I say: '1,000! Do I hear 2,000'," he said. Silverman also cited the ending of Looney Tunes, the classic animated comedy shorts from Warner Bros that ran from 1930 until 1969. "It wasn't that they were running out of ideas, per se. They just ran out of a delivery system.

"For 'The Simpsons,' so far, we haven't run out of the delivery system," the producer noted.