After news that Alf Clausen, composer for The Simpsons, had been fired after 27 years, word comes that the long-running series will be keeping him on in some capacity. The producers of The Simpsons issued this statement to Variety:

We tremendously value Alf Clausen’s contributions to ‘The Simpsons’ and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show. We remain committed to the finest in music for ‘The Simpsons,’ absolutely including orchestral. This is the part where we would make a joke but neither Alf’s work nor the music of the Simpsons is treated as anything but seriously by us.

Good news! Who needs Alf Clausen? We dooooo.