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#1 Posted on 14.5.15 0135.20
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Oh dear...

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/14/harry-shearer-is-no-longer-a-part-of-the-simpsons


    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.

    How The Simpsons will continue without Shearer is anyone's guess. This hasn't been the first time a prominent voice actor has left a gap in the show - the deaths of both Phil Hartman and Marcia Wallace made an irreparable impact - but the breadth of Shearer's work is enormous.


That is nothing short of a disaster. I can't imagine for a second all of those characters get retired, yet they'd be insane to bring in a replacement voice actor.

To summarize: Boo-urns.
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#2 Posted on 14.5.15 0234.36
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Looks like his non-union Mexican Equivalant Harold Shearez will finally have his day.
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#3 Posted on 14.5.15 0628.50
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Doesn't he threaten to do this every time their contract is up? Shearer also has a reputation as a cranky complainer...so we'll see if this actually happens or not.
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#4 Posted on 14.5.15 0824.09
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According to his tweet, it's because he isn't free to do other work as well.

EDIT:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/14/the-simpsons-fires-mr-burns-harry-shearer-claims-he-s-been-kicked-out-of-springfield.html


Apparently this wasn't him deciding to leave on his own free will.

(edited by StaggerLee on 14.5.15 0831)
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#5 Posted on 14.5.15 1216.35
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http://www.avclub.com/article/james-l-brooks-still-wants-work-things-out-harry-s-219437

Then minutes later...
http://www.avclub.com/article/harry-shearer-may-have-just-tweeted-hes-leaving-si-219425
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#6 Posted on 14.5.15 1446.49
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    Jean also says characters voiced by Shearer will remain on the show, telling The New York Times that the show doesn’t “plan to kill off characters like Burns and Flanders but will recast with the finest voiceover talent available.”


Holy crap, that's a HORRIBLE idea! I'd almost rather those characters all get killed off en masse.
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#7 Posted on 14.5.15 1454.43
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    Originally posted by It's False

      Jean also says characters voiced by Shearer will remain on the show, telling The New York Times that the show doesn’t “plan to kill off characters like Burns and Flanders but will recast with the finest voiceover talent available.”


    Holy crap, that's a HORRIBLE idea! I'd almost rather those characters all get killed off en masse.

I don't know. I hate to see Harry go, especially since his "demands" don't seem all that unreasonable to me, but if all of this news hadn't come out, would we really have noticed if they got new actors to voice these parts?

It would be really funny if they replaced him with identical sounding voice actors, but changed the appearance of on-screen characters just so. New tint of skin color, new outfits, slightly different hair, etc. INSERT "'DARREN' FROM 'BEWITCHED' REFERENCE" HERE
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#8 Posted on 14.5.15 1510.46
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    I don't know. I hate to see Harry go, especially since his "demands" don't seem all that unreasonable to me, but if all of this news hadn't come out, would we really have noticed if they got new actors to voice these parts?


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