‘The Simpsons’ Brings Edna Krabappel Again To Pay Tribute To Marcia Wallace – .
In the Sunday night episode of The Simpsons, titled “Dairy Queen,” a familiar face visits the audience – and a voice that has become an icon in the long-running Fox cartoon.
As a result, Bart comes across Edna Krabappel’s diary, voiced by the late, great Marcia Wallace, who won an Emmy for the role in 1992. In more than 175 episodes she was known as both Bart’s teacher and Ned Flanders’ second wife. The result is a very warm homage to the actress, who died unexpectedly in 2013 at the age of 70.
The Simpsons always remembered the character and actress voiced by Bart’s teacher and Ned Flanders’ second wife. Shortly after her death, we saw Bart write “We’ll really miss you, Mrs. K” on the board in the opening credits. In an episode in March 2014, Ned Flanders remembered his late wife.
Wallace’s memory lived on with “Dairy Queen,” which was scheduled to air last week but was pushed forward due to NASCAR weather delays. Nevertheless, the audience was spoiled with the tribute to Edna Krabappel. The Simpsons official Twitter account teased the tribute on Sunday by saying, “Join us tonight with Mrs. K on a journey into the past.”
To make the episode even more heartfelt, according to Deadlines sister site Variety Wallace’s real voice was used. With the permission of the Wallace Estate, executive producer Al Jean said they used lines that she had previously said on the show that fit into the plot.
The tribute was emotional, but we’re sure this won’t be the last time the Simpsons will remember Wallace’s legacy and her memorable character of Edna Krabappel.
There are 𝓼𝓸𝓶𝓮 benefits to being the teacher’s pet.
In fond memories of Frau Krabappel. 💛 pic.twitter.com/IrrceWLqM5
– TheSimpsons (@TheSimpsons) February 22, 2021