This Sunday marks yet another holiday episode of The Simpsons. However, it's also significant because it's Russi Taylor's last performance as Martin Prince, a long-running character on the show.
A celebrated voice actress, Russi Taylor had voiced Prince since his appearance on the show's first season, but sadly died over the summer. Matt Selman took to Twitter to announce the significance of the episode. writing, "This Sunday’s episode of @TheSimpsons features the last vocal appearance of the wonderful, hilarious Russi Taylor as Martin Prince. It turned out to be an epic farewell, one Russi would have loved.”
This Sunday's episode of @TheSimpsons features the last vocal appearance of the wonderful, hilarious Russi Taylor as Martin Prince. It turned out to be an epic farewell, one Russi would have loved. pic.twitter.com/hBo8dPOsHT— Matt Selman (@mattselman) November 22, 2019
Earlier in the month, The Simpsons' showrunner, Al Jean, welcomed Grey DeLisle-Griffin to the cast as the new voice of Martin Prince. DeLisle-Griffin will also take on Taylor's other characters from the show, Sherri and Terri.
The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening and developed by James L. Brooks, Groening and Sam Simon. Brooks, Groening and Al Jean are executive producers of the series from Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on Fox.
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