Last fall, Marcia Wallace, the voice of Bart Simpson's teacher Edna Krabappel, passed away just shy of her 71st birthday after a long battle with breast cancer. On Sunday, Wallace's character Mrs. Krabapple made her final appearance on the show, and the tribute was predictably sweet and sad.
Last night on The Simpsons, the show used its weekly chalkboard gag to pay tribute to Marcia Wallace, the voice artist behind Springfield Elementary's fourth grade teacher (and crank with a heart of gold) Edna Krabappel.
Oh sad. 'The Simpsons' will air a special tribute episode in memory of Marcia Wallace tonight, but not the one we originally thought. Apparently, plans to air 'Bart the Lover,' arguably one of the best episodes of the entire series, were scrapped due to technical issues.