The Best of Harry Shearer and The Simpsons

harry-shearer-best-of-the-simpsons

Ever wonder what it’d look like if a show had 30+ cast members die overnight?

Yesterday, the news broke that Harry Shearer, voice of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and literally dozens of other Springfieldians, might be leaving The Simpsons after twenty-six years. I say “might” because this could of course all be some sort of shrewd contract negotiation, but it can’t be denied that even Shearer’s hypothetical departure is enough to bring the internet to its knees. Honestly, I always figured he’d be the first to go. He’s always been a rather cantankerous old grump regarding the show (whom I consider immensely talented and love dearly!) plus he’s also the oldest cast member. Figured it was only a matter of time before we added him to our Every Dead Simpsons Voice Actor list.

harryandsimpson2d
Just to name a few

Through The Simpsons, Spinal Tap, Le Show, and too much more to mention, there are a billion reason to love Harry Shearer, and I completely understand him no longer giving a fuck after almost three decades. He’s not dead, and he may not even quit the program, but I thought it might be worth celebrating the man’s contribution to the greatest show of all-time today. And because Fox has been so goddamned litigious over every Simpsons clip uploadedĀ online, I’m forced to use embeds from my favorite Instagram account, SimpsonsIG. Enjoy all of this while you can. IMO, there’s not really a price you can put on Shearer’s involvement. To Fox/The Simpsons I say “Shut up, give him what he wants.” To Shearer I say, “How much is enough to continue giving life to these wonderful characters.”

"Hello Smithers, you're quite good at turning me on." from 'Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy'. Season 5, Episode 14.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"My eyes! The goggles do nothing!" from 'Radioactive Man'. Season 7, Episode 2.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"What's a diorama?" from 'Lisa's Rival'. Season 6, Episode 2.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"It was the best the times, it was the blurst of times?" from 'Last Exit to Springfield'. Season 4, Episode 17.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

Stoner's Pot Palace from 'A Milhouse Divided'. Season 8, Episode 6.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"Are these the things we think of when we think of the Irish?" from 'Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment'. Season 8, Episode 18.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"Valentines Day is no joke." from 'I Love Lisa'. Season 4, Episode 15.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

Ms. Pacman from 'I Married Marge'. Season 3, Episode 12.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"Get back to work, Stewart!" from 'The Last Temptation of Homer'. Season 5, Episode 9.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"I can't! It's a Geo!!"from 'Homer Loves Flanders'. Season 5, Episode 16.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"That oughta hold those S.O.B.s" from 'Krusty Gets Kancelled'. Season 4, Episode 22.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"Don't you worry, we've all had our brushes with the law." from 'Marge in Chains'. Season 4, Episode 21.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

"I'm allergic to bees stings. They cause me to die." from '22 Short Films About Springfield'. Season 7, Episode 21.

A video posted by The Simpsons Clips (@thesimpsonsig) on

https://instagram.com/p/ut9E8Sk39v/

Sorry, don’t wanna crash the site. Head on over to the next page for more.

3 thoughts on “The Best of Harry Shearer and The Simpsons

  1. I haven’t watched a new episode of the Simpsons in a little over a decade. But, for anyone still watching or just coming to the show this is a huge blow. an entire pillar yanked from under them. I honestly thought he had died. that title is… hmm guess that was on purpose eh?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *