(NEW YORK) — On Sunday night, Fox and The Simpsons will salute the late Marcia Wallace, who voiced Bart Simpson’s teacher, Edna Krabappel.
The network has removed a rerun of American Dad from its 7:30 p.m. Eastern time slot and will instead air a third-season episode of The Simpsons that earned Wallace an Emmy Award. In the 1992 episode, titled “Bart the Lover,” Bart responds to his teacher’s personal ad by pretending to be an adult male who’s falling for her.
A new episode of The Simpsons, airing at 8 p.m. Eastern time, will include a tribute to Wallace from the producers, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Wallace died last week at the age of 70. The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean recently told ABC News Radio that Wallace recorded lines for future episodes of the show, but her character will eventually be retired.
The 8 p.m. episode will also pay tribute to The Hobbit trilogy with a couch opening that has the family embarking on an epic adventure. Along the way they encounter “Gollum Moe” and “Dragon Mr. Burns.”
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