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‘The Simpsons’ pays moving tribute to Marcia Wallace


Although the tribute didn’t go exactly as planned, The Simpsons last night bid a touchingly appropriate farewell to actress Marcia Wallace, and her character Edna Krabappel, with a somber chalkboard gag in which a sad-eyed Bart writes “We’ll really miss you Mrs. K.”

Fox originally announced it would send off Wallace, who passed away Oct. 25 at age 70, with a 7:30 showing of “Bart the Lover,” the 1992 episode for which the actress received an Emmy Award. However, “technical issues” led to its last-minute replacement by “The Ned-Liest Catch,” the Season 22 finale in which Edna begins dating Ned Flanders.

The chalkboard bit was added to the opening of the new episode that followed, “4 Regrettings and a Funeral. Showrunner Al Jean announced the day after Wallace’s death that The Simpsons will “retire” Edna Krabappel.

(image via Uproxx)



The 8p Simpsons I watched had the Hobbit opening.

All showings yesterday had the chalkboard scene, and hobbit opening.

Couldn’t a producer or someone told this guy that he’s pronouncing the character’s name comedicaly wrong?

Crab Apple is what the name is playing off of, but this guy doesn’t get that – he is just literally saying the name wrong because he is doesn’t know it. He sucks for not knowing it. The fact that no one bothered to correct him also sucks.

Which is a take on the name of the teacher from Little Rascals, Miss Crabapple.

All I could think of is this:

Simpsons I saw last night was a Rachel Maddow focused episode, needless to say I didn’t watch more than 5 minutes.

can we at least get someone to report on this with the right pronunciation of her name for SOME respect? crab apple? smh

Seriously!? Can the douchebag who was behind the pronunciation please be fired?! I am not going to rush to say it was the on air reporter but whoever it was needs to go!

Too bad the episode itself was entirely forgettable, unlike Marcia Wallace and her Edna.

I hope Fox honors its promise.

i watched only the 4 regretings and a funeral one. for even if their plans went astray with the bart the lover one. plus at least they did not decide to retire edna by homer whacking her with something .

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