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.
We knew that 'The Simpsons'' current season would pack a wallop with its existing crop of guest stars, as well as an upcoming installment produced from a decade-old Judd Apatow script, but this is getting ridiculous. Newly added to the season are Apatow himself, along with frequent collaborators Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and even Channing Tatum, while 'Parks and Recreation' star Nick Offerman will appear later on!
'The Simpsons' has been having itself a banner week, boasting the talk of the town with Guillermo del Toro's upcoming "Treehouse of Horror" couch gag, but the good news doesn't stop there. Joining 'Sleepy Hollow's early renewal for 2014, 'The Simpsons' has officially been guaranteed a return for season 26, while 'The Daily Show' vet John Oliver has been chosen to lend his voice to an upcoming episode.
By now, you may have already seen Guillermo del Toro's epic, guest-directed opening for the next Halloween-themed episode of 'The Simpsons.' But have you really seen it? The three-minute opening is as dense with jokes, sight gags and movie references as anything we've ever seen, so multiple viewings isn't an option -- it's a necessity.
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Months ago we learned that horror master Guillermo del Toro would craft the couch gag for 'The Simpsons'' 2013 "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween special, previewing the sequence at Comic-Con 2013. But are you ready for the whole enchilada? From Hellboy to Harryhausen, see what the 'Pacific Rim' creator unearthed for what might be the most impressive 'Simpsons' gag yet!
We've heard quite a bit about 'The Simpsons'' twenty-fifth season, from its rich vein of celebrity guest stars, to the 'Homeland' parody that gripped this past Sunday's premiere, but is the spectre of death once again lurking about Springfield? Like Maude Flanders before, it seems one long-running 'Simpsons' character has been targeted for a permanent exit for the aging animation staple.
Though we got to see the sequence in full at Comic-Con 2013, Guillermo del Toro's contribution to 'The Simpsons'' upcoming Halloween special, "Treehouse of Horror XXIV," might make the episode the scariest yet. The visual horror master dug through the vaults to present an extended opening sequence chock full of classic monsters and those of his own design, so who made the cut?
We'd be hard pressed to think of anyone topping 'SNL''s brilliant 'Homeland' parody with Anne Hathaway, but 'The Simpsons' will give it its best shot. The long-running FOX animation staple's season 25 premiere on September 29 will see 'SNL' vet Kristen Wiig guest as an FBI agent suspiciously similar to 'Homeland''s Carrie Matheson, the first clip of which hits the manic nail right on the head.
Twenty-five seasons on the air, we'd imagine 'The Simpsons' to have covered just about everything under and shielded from the sun, but it seems our favorite Springfield family has at least one new animation style to boldly go: LEGO! Along with the recent announcement of 'Simpsons'-themed LEGO products, it seems the series itself will get the brick and block treatment in 2014!