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The Simpsons Made Everyone Cry Yesterday

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The Simpsons made everyone cry yesterday when they gave their heartfelt tribute to Marcia Wallace who played Bart’s teacher, Edna Krabappel. (“Her name is Krabappel?? I’ve been calling her Krandall! Ohhhh I’ve mad an ass of myself.” — Homer.) They paid tribute with Bart’s classic and regular chalkboard writing gag. Instead of something sarcastic or joke-y, Bart simply wrote “We’ll really miss you Mrs. K.” (above.) Great, I’m getting teary now. Look at his face. :(

It’s still unclear if this is the Simpsons character who was going to die or if it’s just a sad turn of events.

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Is This The Simpsons Character Who Dies?

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Sad news today. Marcia Wallace, Simpsons superstar, voice of teacher Edna Krabappel, has died today. Could this mean that Krabappel is The Simpsons character who dies? Or does this mean they’ll have to write an entirely separate character out of the show?

USA Today reports that Wallace died at 70 years old. She won an Emmy for her Simpsons role in the ’90s. Her Edna laugh (“HA!”) will be missed.

Simpsons producer Al Jean said,

She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character.

So perhaps Edna K isn’t the intended deceased character after all…?

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‘The Simpsons’ Are Going To Kill Off a Major Character!

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The Simpsons kicked off its 25th season on Sunday (TWENTY-FIVE YEARS!), and after two and a half decades, it’s about time they throw a wrench in the works and change things up a bit, eh? Well, look no further, because this season, the show is going to kill off a major character. Zut alors!

From Canada’s Sun News:

Executive producer Al Jean admitted as much in a recent phone conference with the press, promoting Sunday’s 25th season debut of The Simpsons.

“I’ll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is,” Jean said cagily.

In fact, virtually all the major characters have been rewarded with an Emmy over the years.

Yeah, that’s definitely a tough one. Who in the world could it be? Admittedly, I haven’t watched The Simpsons religiously, though I’ve seen a fair bit of the series. I still have zero guesses on who it could be. Flanders? Mr. Burns? Millhouse’s dad? LOL, I’m just naming everyone that comes to mind, now.

Who do you think is going to die this season?

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Okay, This is Cool Marketing

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The Simpsons movie is going to join up with 7-11 to turn the stores into Kwik-E-Marts!

How cool is that? Look here:

If all goes as planned, the convenience store chain plans to refit 11 stores across the U.S. to resemble the front of the Kwik-E-Mart, the convenience store that Homer and other characters frequent in the classic cartoon TV series.

Why aren’t they doing all of them? Forever? Like you wouldn’t stop at a Kwik-E-Mart everyday. Don’t lie. You would. Even better:

Customers also will be able to buy products inspired by the nearly two-decades-old show, including KrustyO’s cereal, Buzz Cola and iced Squishees (the cup says Squishee, but the contents will be Slurpee).

Yay! I want a Buzz Cola! Actually I want a Duff Beer too. And some Laramie Cigarettes. I wasn’t holding out much hope for this movie but my anticipation is now building. Who would have thought there was something new under the advertising sun? Nice work fellas.

Full article, not as fun as this one, here.

Which Springfield Will Get the Simpsons Movie Premiere?

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Is everyone else super-psyched for the new Simpsons movie? It doesn’t come out until July, but I have high hopes for it. I’ve been watching The Simpsons for as long as I can remember — I had a “Don’t Have a Cow, Dude” t-shirt when I was like 8 years old that I thought was just the coolest thing on the planet, and a “Cowabunga” beach towel to go along with it. For comparison purposes, I also had like six slap bracelets and my other favorite shirt featured a pony with a bow in her hair, but still.

The television show is set in the mythical Springfield — a very common name for cities in the U.S. — and the writers never let on as to the state in which the Simpson family lives. They want to premiere the film in Springfield — so the question is, which one?

20th Century Fox has invited 16 of the Springfields nationwide to compete for the honor of hosting the premiere. Fox will pick the winner based on short film entries showcasing the community’s positive aspects and links to the Simpsons. (Links to the Simpsons? Like what? “As luck would have it, guys, we have an incompetent police force, a grossly mismanaged nuclear facility and an inadequate public school system! Look no further!”)

“There’s plenty of serious issues to talk about, but this is something that we might as well try to have a little fun with,” said Springfield (which one?) Mayor Sid Leiken.

This is a fun publicity stunt. I sure hope someone puts those short film entries on YouTube (hint, hint, Fox!!!)