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May 4: Homer finds himself in a world where everyone in Springfield are made of Lego pieces.
Shearer confirmed the news himself on his Twitter account, and suggested the departure was a result of a conflict between himself and The Simpsons' showrunners. "This is because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work", Shearer said.Shearer voiced multiple characters in the series, including (but hardly limited to) Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Mr Burns, Waylon Smithers, Lenny, Jasper, Otto, Kent Brockman, Reverend Lovejoy, and Julius Hibbert.
- “[T]he real creative force behind The Simpsons was Sam Simon. The tone, the storytelling, the level of humor – that was all developed on Sam’s watch.”
- ―Kevin Levine (former Simpsons writer) on Sam Simon
- “In the beginning, I was skeptical it could be successful, but I was not skeptical it could be good. I was hoping for 13 episodes that my friends would like. It's a good lesson, isn't it? If you do something trying to make your friends laugh and that you can be proud of, you can also be successful.”
- ―Sam Simon on The Simpsons's first season
Samuel "Sam" Simon (June 6, 1955 - March 8, 2015) was the co-creator of The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. He had also had success as an American boxing manager, poker player, writer, director, producer and philanthropist. He also worked on many other television shows including Cheers and The Drew Carey Show. In regards to his work on The Simpsons, Simon has been credited for "lay[ing the shows's] foundation... and developing [the show's] sensibility."
Simon died of cancer in his Los Angeles house on March the 8th, 2015.
- “Where do you want your ball mark, face or belly?”
- ―Erik (to Bart)[src]
'Erik is a fifth grader at Springfield Elementary School. He used to be friends with Bart, the first and the second boy, when they were younger. After Bart hits him to get him out in dodgeball, he caught the ball, which had been flung high into the air after hitting him, meaning that the fourth graders lost the game. This started a war in the school between the fourth and fifth graders. Eventually, when the fourth and fifth grades planned to commit a brawl after school, Bart realized that he and the 5th grader have the same sword-shaped scar on his hand.
At Christmas, 2041, grown-up Bart, Lisa and Maggie bring their kids to Homer and Marge's house. When there, they learn about parenting and loving your family.
|Ned, have you considered any of the other major religions? They're all pretty much the same.|
— Rev. Lovejoy, "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily"
|Swag is the song Homer, Lenny and Carl sung at the Nuclear Workers Convention, Atomic-Con.|
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- ...that Ned Flanders once checked himself into a psychiatric hospital after losing his temper? ("Hurricane Neddy")
- ...that when Lisa decided to change her appearance, she chose the same appearance as Olivia Newton-John's character Sandy Olsen had in the movie Grease? ("Lard of the Dance")
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