‘The Simpsons’ Salutes Marcia Wallace With Poignant Farewell From Bart

'The Simpsons' Salutes Marcia Wallace With Poignant Farewell From Bart

He scrawls a heartfelt chalkboard message to Mrs. Krabappel, the character voiced by the late actress for years

“The Simpsons” paid Marcia Wallace, who died last week, the show's ultimate compliment at the opening of Sunday night's episode.

“We'll really miss you Mrs. K,” scrawled Bart on the chalkboard in the sequence that begins each episode of the long-running Fox animated hit.

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It was a reference to Edna Krabappel, Bart's oft-tormented teacher who was voiced for years by Wallace.

In addition, Fox aired a 1992 episode of the show for which Wallace won an Emmy as the lead-in to Sunday's new show. In the classic episode “Bart the Lover,” after Edna (Wallace) gives Bart a month of detention, he gets his revenge on her by responding to her newspaper singles ad.

Wallace, also known for her work on “The Bob Newhart Show,” died at age 70 from breast cancer last week.

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  • http://www.tedflicks.com Ted Faraone

    She was a fabulous actor in the manner of Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, and John Wayne. You looked at her and recognized her immediately, but she always put the character first. She will be missed.

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  • Jim

    Very nice.

  • Cpt_Justice

    Now that's class. Good for Matt Groening.

  • Naam

    That's beautiful. I haven't seen them do anything about her death on the Simpsons Tapped out mobile app. Your move game developers and Matt Groening