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Nancy Cartwright Remembers Marcia Wallace

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10/29/2013 8:01 pm
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Nancy Cartwright Remembers Marcia Wallace
Media Courtesy of Fox

Chelsea Workman-Jernigan

Staff Writer

Nancy Cartwright, the voice behind our beloved Bart Simpson, has paid tribute to her co-star, the late Marcia Wallace. She passed away last Saturday at the age of 70 after becoming “severely ill”. Nancy recalls Marcia’s upbeat attitude while she was recording. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Nancy said, "Marcia would come in, and she was always a ray of light. She’s in 178 episodes -- a lot more than people might think. That’s more episodes than most standard shows. Marcia was always a very big part of the group. Always a treat. The room was always a little bit better with her in it." Mrs Krabappel was always one of the most memorable supporting characters on The Simpsons. Out of the 178 episodes Wallace has starred in, one of the most memorable was perhaps one that aired in 1992, which is titled “Bart the Lover”. In that episode, which won Wallace her only Emmy, Bart tricks Edna after she takes out personal ads. Nancy spoke about that episode, saying, "That episode shows that deep down inside there was caring there in her voice. That’s the brilliance of the writing of the show.... Of all the kids in the school, it was Mrs Krabappel and Bart that had this loving relationship. I think Bart gave her a little more joy than grading papers. He provided her with a real relationship." While those working on The Simpsons aren’t sure what’s going to happen with Mrs Krabappel, producer Al Jean can confirm she is not the character that will be killed off on the episode airing this Sunday. (In fact, Wallace has recorded additional episodes for this season.) "She had recorded some upcoming episodes, I don't know how they will use it," added Cartwright. "I don’t know what they’re going to do with the character. I’m curious to see what they do." We’re all curious about where Mrs Krabappel will go as we continue to mourn the loss of Marcia Wallace.


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