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Harry Shearer Quits The Simpsons

Post by Terry Y » Thu May 14, 2015 5:42 am

According to his Twitter account.
Part 1: https://twitter.com/theharryshearer/sta ... 3020658688
Part 2: https://twitter.com/theharryshearer/sta ... 2267173888

All I can say is "Wow." It's been ages since I've posted in this board, but dangit if there was ever a reason to, this is it.
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Re: Harry Shearer Quits The Simpsons

Post by missy_misery » Thu May 14, 2015 9:19 am

I was rushing on over to post this myself!

I have absolutely no clue how the show's going to continue on with HS gone; this isn't like replacing Maggie Roswell (though my best guess is that TPTB thinks it's the same kind of situation). HS voices over a dozen characters, and most of them are very important to the canvas.
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Re: Harry Shearer Quits The Simpsons

Post by c_nordlander » Thu May 14, 2015 9:59 am

Wow.

I'm not really up to speed on which characters he voices, but I can't figure out how they'll keep going after losing him...

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Re: Harry Shearer Quits The Simpsons

Post by Nidotamer » Thu May 14, 2015 11:11 am

Well that's troubling.

Though really, maybe the show could do with a little detachment from its VAs. I get not bringing back a character that only had a secondary part out of respect for someone who died (Troy, Hutz) and didn't voice that many characters but when the "health" of the show rests on the brittle whims of the cast... yeah. Looks like Brooks has a plan either way and I don't think killing off 50% of the cast is gonna work out. :P
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Post by c_nordlander » Thu May 14, 2015 11:52 am

Nidotamer wrote:but when the "health" of the show rests on the brittle whims of the cast... yeah.
Very good point.
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Post by gkscotty » Thu May 14, 2015 2:31 pm

Wow. Never thought I'd see the day, somehow.
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Re: Harry Shearer Quits The Simpsons

Post by Tony_Baritone » Thu May 14, 2015 3:00 pm

Maybe he'll team up with his old Spinal Tap bandmate Michael McKean and play Charles' sycophantic assistant. :)
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Post by Archonix » Thu May 14, 2015 8:27 pm

Woah.
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Post by Stretch_Dude » Thu May 14, 2015 10:17 pm

I don't even know what to think. It's unthinkable!
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Re: Harry Shearer Quits The Simpsons

Post by missy_misery » Fri May 15, 2015 12:11 am

Al Jean's come forward with multiple statements, and so has James L. Brooks:

"Harry Shearer was offered the same deal the rest of the cast accepted, and passed. The show will go on and we wish him well. Maggie took it hard. We do not plan to kill off characters like Burns and Flanders but will recast with the finest voiceover talent available." He also Tweeted ".@thesimpsons #everysimpsonsever The show will go on, made by people who love it and see in it the most wonderful vehicle for satire ever."

James L. Brooks responded "Hey, we tried. We're still trying. Harry, no kidding, let's talk."

So Al Jean sounds pissed, but Brooks seems ready to reconcile.
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Re: Harry Shearer Quits The Simpsons

Post by Nidotamer » Fri May 15, 2015 9:21 am

Called it! To be fair as far as recasting goes, even the voices that haven't changed actors such as Homer and especially Nelson sound different to how they used to.
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Post by D.B. » Fri May 15, 2015 10:06 pm

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