‘The Simpsons’ honored one of TV’s greatest voice actors, Marcia Wallace, by retiring her long-standing character, Edna Krabappel, in this week’s tribute episode. We will miss you, Edna!
Edna Krabappel was one of Springfield most memorable characters. Voicing over 100 episodes on The Simpsons, as Bart Simpson’s wise-cracking elementary school teacher, Marcia Wallace will forever be remembered, after her beloved character was retired on March 10.
‘The Simpsons’ Says Farewell to Edna Krabappel
Marcia Wallace sadly passed away from complications of breast cancer, at the age of 70, on October 25, 2013. Series creator, Al Jean, promised fans that Marcia’s character would be retired and ever since, The Simpsons fans have been awaiting her final goodbye.
The March 10th episode said farewell to Edna, the crabby, yet likable, teacher in Springfield. In an unexpected tribute toward the episode’s end, Edna’s husband, Ned Flanders, lovingly daydreams about his wife. He dreams that the two are dancing together. Once he snaps out of it, alongside Nelson Muntz, he says with a smile, “I sure do miss that laugh.”
So will we. Thank you, Marcia, for all of the years of laughter!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister