RIP - Edna Krabapple (Marcia Wallace)

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  1. Neroon

    Neroon Mod of Balance Moderator

    Oct 31, 2000
    On my ship the Rocinante
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    I remember her clearly from The Bob Newhart Show, because her line delivery was so well-timed. Funny, funny lady
  2. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    In a Bozo Nightmare
    That's a shame. She was hilarious. Her character on Bob Newhart was great.

    And of course, Mrs. Krabapple (Flanders). Classic work. I wonder how the show will deal with it?

    RIP to a funny woman.
  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005

    I never knew (or forgot) she was on the Bob Newhart Show, it's been so long since I've seen it.

    Definitely great voice-over work as Mrs. Krabapple (Mrs. Crabtree?).
  4. The Grinch Doctor

    The Grinch Doctor Two hearts two sizes too small Premium Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Damn, terrible loss. :(

    I never watched The Bob Newhart Show, but I loved her as Edna on The Simpsons back when I still watched the show.

    Rest in peace, Marcia.
  5. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    I loved her on Newhart, The Simpsons and her guest shot on Magnum, PI.

  6. Amaris

    Amaris Abiding Eos Premium Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Truly sad news. A wonderfully talented, funny lady. Rest in peace, Marcia. :(
  7. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
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    Like others, I loved her as Carol on The Bob Newhart Show. RIP Ms. Wallace. :(
  8. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 9, 2003
    They will retire the character. From another article about her death:

  9. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

    Feb 5, 2001
    Tucson, AZ
    Re: RIP - Marcia Wallace (Edna Krabapple)

    I'll miss both Edna and the voice that Marcia gave her. She was a wonderful friend and foil to Bart Simpson as wall as an irreplaceable part of the one of the greatest ensembles in television sitcom history.

    RIP Marcia Wallace.
  10. the G-man

    the G-man Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 22, 2010
    to your immediate right
    With Mrs. Krabapple's retirement perhaps the thing to do would be let Bart and Lisa move up the grade.

    Yes. As iconic as her voice was on Simpsons for a lot of us who grew up in the 1970s she will always be Carol on the Bob Newhart show
  11. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Aw hell. Some of my earliest memories of TV were watching her as Carol on The Bob Newhart Show. She was hilarious and wonderfully original. She didn't have what you might call conventional TV looks, but who cared? She liked who she was and it was infectious. Now both of the brilliant and funny star actresses of "Bob Newhart" are gone.

    And Mrs. Krabapple? Who else could deliver so much in a single "Ha!"

    Thanks for all the laughs, Marcia Wallace.
  12. MistressforXmas

    MistressforXmas Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2011
    The Backwoods
    :( Wow. I just heard about this and a little sad to hear.

    I remember her on a couple of episodes of Full House too. She played one of the PTA parents that had a thing for Joey.
  13. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 5, 2007
    Between the candle and the flame
    She was Carol to me as a child, and remains so to this day.
    RIP Miss Wallace!
  14. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Mar 12, 2005
    Sad news, funny woman, great voice. She will be missed.
  15. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

    May 12, 2001
    Peach Wookiee
    Oh man... they can't do what they did with Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure, though. She married Ned Flanders! Ned has a second wife that's died... :( They'll have to have her die suddenly. They can't have her run off with someone, not after having built this up as a good marriage...
  16. drychlick

    drychlick Captain Captain

    Dec 6, 2008
    phoenix. az
    R.I.P I love her on the Bob Newhart show :(
  17. Gil T.Azell

    Gil T.Azell Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 11, 2005
    Gil T.Azell
    R.I.P. Ms Wallace.
    a sad day for TV and Two Iconic Characters.
  18. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Mar 14, 2000
    I gave up on The Simpsons years ago (and never saw Newhart), but that's completely beside the point - what awful news. RIP. :(
  19. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 14, 2003
    An Aussie in Canukistan
    Or they could do a Neris where's mentioned but never seen though they are going to have to get a new teacher for Bart.
  20. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

    May 12, 2001
    Peach Wookiee
    I think that scenario is harder to do because the Simpsons and the Flanders are next-door neighbors. Niles didn't live with his brother or in the same apartment complex.