Category Archives: RIP

RIP Penny Marshall, Director, Actress, and The Babysitter Bandit

Today we learned that Penny Marshall has passed away at 75. Penny Marshall may be most well-known to older folks as Laverne from the sitcom “Laverne & Shirley.” Movie fans will also know her as the director of the Tom Hanks-starring … Continue reading

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Simpsons in Mourning: Bell, Forman, Ermey (updated, Barbara Bush)

If you don’t have a hero in your life, you at least have someone distant that you look up to. We hope that our heroes never grow old, that they stay strong, vibrant and important forever–just as they are in … Continue reading

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Simpsons in Mourning: Gregory, Lewis, and Campbell

These are turbulent times, in the real world, just as in Springfield, we look to our heroes for inspiration and strength even as they pass on. This week The Simpsons and their neighbors are mourning the loss of two comedy … Continue reading

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The Simpsons & Coping with Loss: Tovar, Cohen, Castro and More in November 2016

2016 has been a rough year for losses in the entertainment industry, and culture at large. November has been a particularly terrible month, it seems that nearly everyone in Springfield has been touched by the passing of some significant cultural figure. … Continue reading

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RIP Mr. Hockey, Gordie “Woodrow” Howe

Gordon “Mr. Hockey” Howe of the Detroit Redwings passed away today at the age of 88. He was one of the most lauded athletes in his sport. Howe began playing hockey when Truman was President, and had a legendary career that … Continue reading

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The Simpsons and Coping with Loss: Ellsworth, Lemmy, Meadowlark

As 2015 draws to a close, we’re thinking of legends of the arts and entertainment who’ve just passed away, and so are the residents of Springfield. On Sunday December 27th Abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly died. Lisa was feeling a faded … Continue reading

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RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper, star of THEY LIVE

I just got word that Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away today, at 61, from a heart attack. Not much to say about this, it doesn’t have a real Simpsons connection, but we did recast his awesome movie, THEY LIVE, … Continue reading

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