04:59 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 03/11/2014 02:00PM
We all miss Edna Krabappel, but not as much as her husband.
The Simpsons already paid tribute to the actress who voiced the character, the late Marcia Wallace, back in November, but it was done with one of the show's iconic chalkboard gags. This post-episode clip is a little more involved, and a lot more touching.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 01:00PM
One of the hallmarks of The Simpsons has been the show's chalkboard gag: The audience is introduced to Bart Simpson as he scrawls some message repeatedly on a chalkboard during detention.
Through the show's history, the tone of the chalkboard gag has veered from pop culture commentary ("I can't see dead people") to sheer absurdity ("The First Amendment does not cover burping").
But this week's episode was different.
Originally posted 10/26/2013 09:55AM
Her friend Cathryn Michon says that Wallace died "due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing," according to Deadline.
The Emmy-winning actress, who found fame as Newhart's foil Carol Kester in his 1970s sitcom, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985.
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