The Simpsons Say Goodbye to Mrs. Krabappel with Chalkboard Gag

Image Credit: FOX/Matt Groening

Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons paid heartfelt tribute to actress, Marcia Wallace who passed away last weekend. Wallace, who is best known for playing Springfield Elementary teacher Edna Krabappel on the animated sitcom, may be the only teacher in television history to have the same student–Bart Simpson–for 24 years. While she gives the delinquent lines to write on the chalkboard at the start of every episode’s opening credits as disciplinary action to his hi-jinks, last night’s episode (coincidentally titled “4 Regrettings and a Funeral”) showed us an incredibly heartbreaking moment between student and teacher, as Bart took a moment to grieve in a few words written in chalk upon the loss of the show’s beloved character.

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