Harry Shearer

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The voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Mr. Skinner, Lenny, Rainier Wolfcastle, McBain, Otto the Bus Driver, Kang, Jebediah Springfield, Reverend Lovejoy, God, Jasper Beardly, Kent Brockman, Sanjay, Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Devil, Johnny Tightlips, Scratchy, Adolf Hitler, Bill Clinton, Judge Snyder, Hugh Jass, Richard Nixon, King Snorky, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Cyrus Manley, Malicious Krubb, Lord Montymort, Al Gore, George Washington, Gaylord Q. Tinkledink, Roger Ebert, Bob Dole, Jeeves, Strom Thurmond, Tom Brokaw, Mr. Rogers, John Travolta, and quite literally hundreds of other characters, Harry Shearer signed a two-year deal with Fox today to join the 27th and 28th season of The Simpsons today, Variety reports.

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From the harsh terrible wastelands (the internet) come two brave heroes (chubby guys with microphones) to do battle with (talk about) the evils of this world (ok, that last bit might be pretty accurate.) This week, Jeremy and Jason run through how Snoop Dogg failed grade 8 history, why Alan Thicke and his wife aced sex-ed, and where Harry Shearer will have to accept that job has the school janitor.

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Despite what you may think of The Simpsons at this point, it’s still churning out new episodes. Fox recently renewed the show for two more years, which means that even if the final episode of season 28 ends up being the last episode of The Simpsons ever, the series will still have run over 630 episodes. The Simpsons has run longer than any other prime time comedy or drama series, and unless the world ends sometime in the next two years, then The Simpsons is likely to go on too. Just now without Harry Shearer. In an odd announcement on Twitter Wednesday night, Shearer told fans that he was leaving the show, but what will happen to the some 100 characters, over 20 of them regular fixtures, when he goes? (more…)