Using archived actual voice recordings, The Simpsons dedicated an episode to the late Marcia Wallace, who played Mrs. Edna Krabappel.

The Simpsons brought back Edna Krabappel in a moving tribute episode to the character’s late voice actress, Marcia Wallace.

The most recent episode of season 32 of The Simpsons, titled “The Queen of the Diary”, paid tribute to the actor who played the famous voice of Bart Simpson’s teacher and Ned Flanders’ second wife, Mrs. Krabappel. In the episode, Bart finds his former teacher’s journal among a collection of books bought in Flanders. In it, he discovers that Mrs. Krabappel has warmly written about her dedication to improving Bart’s grades over the years, sending him down a path of reflection; however, it turns out he was writing about his cat.

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According to executive producer Al Jean, the episode was created using the late actor’s archived voice work. With permission from the Wallace Estate, their previously recorded lines were edited together to fit the context of the new episode.

“Diary Queen” was originally supposed to debut on January 10, but was rescheduled for February 14 due to Fox’s commitments to the NFL. Weather delays in the 2021 Daytona 500 race pushed the air date back once again to February 21.

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Wallace passed away from an illness in 2013 at the age of 70, after having performed in The Simpsons since its inception in 1989. In 1992, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Voice-over Performance for the episode “Bart the Lover,” in which his character is caught by a vengeful Bart after giving him a month’s detention as punishment. for breaking the school aquarium.

This isn’t the first time the hit series has featured a Wallace tribute. Shortly after her death, the opening credits included Bart writing “We will really miss you Mrs. K” on the Springfield Elementary School blackboard. Further, The Simpsons showed Flanders remembering his late wife in “The Man Who Grew Too Much,” which aired in March 2014.

The Simpsons stars the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria. The new episodes air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET / PT on Fox.

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