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The Simpsons' Harry Shearer Leaves Over Contract Dispute

The Simpsons' Harry Shearer Leaves Over Contract Dispute

Harry Shearer, who has been a part of the cast of The Simpsons for over 25 years, is leaving the show over a contract dispute.

The 71-year-old actor says that his contract is not being renewed after he held out in negotiations for the upcoming seasons as he wanted to do side projects in addition to the classic animated series.

“From [Simpsons executive producer] James L. Brooks‘ lawyer: ‘Show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best,’” Harry tweeted. In a second post, he wrote, “This because I wanted what we’ve always had: the freedom to do other work. Of course, I wish him the very best.”

Harry has voiced many of the fan favorite characters over the years, including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, and Principal Skinner.

Click inside to read the other tweet he sent…

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  • j k

    I’m glad, stuff like this will probably become the beginning of the end for the simpsons.

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  • Utope

    How can you take away the voice of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders,Skinner! and Smythers?! Believe you me, we will know the difference when another voice actor is going to come in and it’s not going to work!

  • Barry

    Agree.
    This could be the way to let it go.
    Kill it from the inside… (demonic laugh)

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