OJ Simpson Was Nearly on 'The Simpsons' 25 Years Ago

Posted March 12, 2018

He shakes his head and looks away from the camera, bringing a hand up to his forehead. Simpson: "The Lost Confession?".

O.J. Simpson almost appeared in the acclaimed episode "Last Exit to Springfield", but was replaced by Dr. Joyce Brothers after he passed on the opportunity. The program will air on Sunday, against ABC's reboot of "American Idol".

"I think he confessed to murder", Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in Simpson's murder trial, said of the footage that aired Sunday. Public service announcements about domestic violence awareness will run throughout the program.

Simpson, both in the book and interview, says his memory blacks out around the time the stabbings began.

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So every time Simpson, in the 2006 interview, dismisses and explains away specific instances of domestic violence - like the time he smashed the windshield of Nicole's auto with a baseball bat in 1984, or the time the police found a bloody Nicole hiding in the bushes after a fight with O.J., or the infamous 911 call where a terrified Nicole tells the dispatcher "he's going to beat the sh- out of me" - The Lost Confession cuts back to the panel, where O'Brien and her experts tut-tut and shake their heads at Simpson's lies, misdirections, and manipulations.

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He described, for instance, how a man named Charlie came along with him and helped him ditch the knife and his bloody clothes - because, "Somebody's gotta get rid of the bloody clothes".

Oddly enough, even though O.J. insisted he didn't remember the murder itself, he remembered possibly leaving the glove behind.

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There was a lot of blood, as there would be if anyone was murdered that way, he said, and he had trouble wrapping his mind around what happened that night.

The interview is from 2006 and Simpson gives a chilling yet emotional hypothetical perspective of how he would have murdered Nicole if he'd actually was guilty of executing the crime in 1994. The former NFL football star was ordered to pay $33.5 million in restitution to the victims' families.

Simpson was later convicted of multiple felonies, including kidnapping, burglary, and armed robbery after a 2007 incident in Las Vegas, and faced up to 33 years in prison. He was released on parole in October 2017 after serving nine years.

Simpson has been the subject of continuing fascination. "To some degree, I didn't really like her", Simpson said.

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Simpson said he was confronted by Ron and Nicole, who told O.J.to get the f**k off her property.