Marcia Wallace: 'The Simpsons' pays tribute
November 4th, 2013
04:15 PM ET

Marcia Wallace: 'The Simpsons' pays tribute

On Sunday, "The Simpsons" found a subtle but poignant way to pay tribute to the late Marcia Wallace.

The Emmy-winning actress was the voice of Bart Simpson's teacher, Edna Krabappel, since the animated Fox show began in 1990. When Wallace died at age 70 last month, "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean said they would retire her character.

And on November 3, Bart Simpson was the one who got to say goodbye.

Instead of his usual scribbles that fill up the classroom chalkboard in the "Simpsons" opening sequence, Bart was seen writing just one sentence: "We'll really miss you Mrs. K."

At the end of the episode, "The Simpsons" showed a photo of Wallace's Mrs. Krabappel, this time with the message, “In loving memory of Marcia Wallace.”

In addition to her work on "The Simpsons," Wallace was known for her character Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show."

Filed under: television • The Simpsons

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  1. Lucas

    She was my favorite teacher for 25 years.

    November 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Wyll

    Look how sad Bart is?? I got slightly chocked up.

    November 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mrskool

    I remember her from The Bob Newhart show but i didnt realize she was the voice of the teacher on The Simpsons – i wish i'd known before this...

    November 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Will miss her terribly

    she was hysterical on the bob Newhart show playing bob's crazy secretary. funny woman and will be missed

    November 5, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Matt Groaning

    Im so sick of this cartoon....

    November 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Matt

    Thanks for all the laughs!!

    November 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
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