Re: RIP - Edna Krabapple (Marcia Wallace)
Yes, they can't just let her character go away like Lionel Hutz. She's too integrated into the main cast, especially after marrying Flanders.
They'll have to explain her absence and it will have consequences to Skinner, Flanders, his boys, and of course Bart.
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