Voice Actor Harry Shearer Parting Ways With The Simpsons

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This is a sad day for Simpsons fans. Harry Shearer, the voice behind Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Mr. Smithers, Principal Skinner, Dr. Hibbert, and many more beloved characters, is reportedly leaving the show due to contract disputes. While I’m holding out hope that things will be worked out, things are looking pretty grim with executive producer James L. Brooks’ lawyer stating that the “show will go on,  Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best.”

Shearer retaliated with the following tweet:

He followed up with another tweet thanking his fans for their support.

Who knows what this will mean for the wonderful characters Shearer voiced. They’re far too popular to just get rid of, so chances are the producers will just find someone to replace the talented performer. Hmm, yeah, not sure how that’ll work. Shearer is irreplaceable. And once you start getting rid of the actors who have made this show what it is, what’s the point of watching?

Article Source: Entertainment Weekly

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One of Shawn Eastridge’s earliest memories is sneaking out of bed during naptime at the age of 4 to watch Superman II for the first time. Between that and repeat viewings of Back to the Future and Return of the Jedi, his life has been a downward spiral ever since. Shawn loves all things movies, music, books, video games, and TV and he will find any and every excuse to discuss all of these things as often as possible. He’s been writing film reviews for the past seven years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema/Television. He hopes to one day get paid to discuss all the things that make him geek out on a regular basis. He is currently the full-time Social Media specialist for a trade association. His all-time favorite TV shows are Freaks & Geeks, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Undeclared, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spaced, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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