Hey hey hey Addicterinos! No better way to spend a Sunday night than watching some Simpsons and then getting the opportunity to write about it for you epic readers. In addition to getting to watch a new episode of Walking Dead, I had a reason to commandeer the TV for an extra 30 minutes with FOX honoring the beautiful and talented Marcia Wallace with an episode prior to the new one. SOOOO happy they saw fit to plug this one in for her rather than the other option.
Hello there fellow Addicts. Patient Zero here again. Yes, I am still out of the basement. Shhhhh. Can’t lock me in if I locked them down there first. 😛
Anywho, what did I want to tell you? Oh yah. There will be a few things going on tomorrow night in the Simpsons TV world. Fox and The Simpsons producers wanted to make some changes to the programming line up to allow them to pay tribute to the late Marcia Wallace aka the voice of Edna Krabappel. They originally were going to air the Emmy-winning episode, “Bart the Lover”, but ran into some issues with the 20-year-old episode. Instead, the time slot normally showing American Dad will now be replaced by another of her past episodes, “The Ned-liest Catch”.
Followed right after by the new Simpsons episode, “4 Regrettings and a Funeral”. Keep watching to the very end of the new episode as there will be a tribute card from the producers honoring her.
Here is a link to the couch gag for the new episode if any of you wish to watch it prior to the shows airing.
So set your DVRs, VCRs (I know some of you still have those), and any other devices to watch The Simpsons on Sunday. Then check back here later that night for a recap from Wookiee.
By now many of you have heard, Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel, has passed away at the age of 70. It’s a sad day for fans of the Simpsons, as Al Jean has confirmed Edna will officially be retired from the show:
“I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace. She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character. Earlier we had discussed a potential storyline in which a character passed away. This was not Marcia’s Edna Krabappel. Marcia’s passing is unrelated and again, a terrible loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her.”