So… before EVERYONE writes the obvious… yes… The Simpsons is not what it once was. The first 10-15 season are what I call “The Golden Years”. So much classic comedy in those episodes. Since then, it’s gone down hill, gotten too wacky, relying on celebrity guests instead of actual plots and lost a series of well known charcters.
That being said, it’s still sad to see another one walk away. Harry Shearer has announced he is leaving the show. He does the voices of Mr. Burns, Skinner, Flanders and tons more. They will find suitable replacements to voice these roles, but it’s just one more chip in the show that will infuriate fans of the past episodes like myself.
Here’s a video of Harry talking about his characters and doing their voices: