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Oct 26, 2013 — Wallace is known to generations of TV fans for distinctly different roles on The Bob Newhart Show, as Carol Kester, and as school-weary teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons.
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Jul 26, 2013 — Sam Simon earns tens of millions of dollars a year in royalties. Diagnosed with colon cancer, he's been told he has less than six months to live. The writer and producer has decided his fortune will go to causes he supports.
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May 7, 2013 — Margaret Groening was born a Wiggum, a name familiar to fans of The Simpsons. She died in her sleep on April 22. She was 94.
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Mar 4, 2013 — Has this craze officially "jumped the shark?" With word that up to 4,000 such videos are uploaded every day, that some people are losing their jobs because of them and that The Simpsons has now added its version, it just may have.
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Apr 10, 2012 — Matt Groening tells Smithsonian magazine that the show's location is based on Springfield, Ore. He credits the idea of naming it Springfield to the hit TV show Father Knows Best.
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Aug 30, 2007 — When it comes to New Orleans' supporters, Harry Shearer might not come immediately to mind — but he's one of its most vociferous voices of support. Speaking of voices, he's also of course the man who voices many of our most beloved Simpsons
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