We've seen 'The Simpsons' pay tribute to late voice actress Marcia Wallace on multiple occasions, but its latest is the most heartfelt and lovingly crafted yet. Last night's installment, "The Man Who Grew Too Much," officially put Ms. Krabappel to rest with a closing tag that saw Ned Flanders missing his second wife and her iconic laugh.
Earlier this year, the passing of 'Simpsons' icon and Ms. Krabappel voice Marcia Wallace led to a few improvised tributes to the fallen actress, but the FOX animation staple may have saved the best for last in 2013. Find out how this past Sunday's couch gag for "White Christmas Blues" paid homage to both Wallace and late writer Don Payne right here!
Fans of both 'The Simpsons' and the late Marcia Wallace had known that FOX would pay tribute to the fallen actress this past Sunday, both in re-airing classic Emmy-winning episode "Bart the Lover" and the placement of a credits card in new episode "Four Regrettings and a Funeral." But those aren't the only ways 'The Simpsons' mourned their fallen friend this past Sunday.
The news of 'Simpsons' voice actor Marcia Wallace's recent passing was made all the more sad by needed clarifications that Wallace's Edna Krabappel would not, in fact, be the peripheral character scheduled to be killed off next year. And while Wallace had recorded an additional year's worth of material for her character, FOX has plotted a special tribute to the actress for this upcoming Sunday.
Over the weekend 'Simpsons' fans were distressed to learn that voice actress Marcia Wallace had tragically lost her battle with breast cancer, though producers of the long-running FOX series were left in the unfortunate position of having to explain that an upcoming character death wouldn't be that of Wallace's Mrs. Edna Krabappel. The character will now be retired, but how do producers plan to handle the exit?
Marcia Wallace, whom many know best as the voice of Mrs. Edna Krabappel on the long-running Fox animated series 'The Simpsons,' has passed away at the age of 70. Wallace, who was also starred on the classic sitcom 'The Bob Newhart Show,' died just one week before her 71st birthday due to complications from breast cancer.