Remembering Marcia Wallace: The Simpsons' 6 best Edna Krabappel episodes

Actress Marcia Wallace, who died at age 70 last week, appeared in nearly 200 episodes as Bart Simpson's world-weary teacher

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Last week, actress Marcia Wallace died at age 70 due to complications from pneumonia, after a long career that included more than two decades spent voicing Bart Simpson's weary fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Edna Krabappel. As originally written, Mrs. Krabappel could have been a one-note character — but Wallace's stellar performance saw her evolve into one of The Simpsons' most reliable and poignant guest characters, as she juggled an unsatisfying love life and sparred with her sometimes adversary, sometimes ally Bart.

It's unclear how the show will account for her absence, though producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly that the character will be retired. But whatever the future of the series, there are nearly 200 episodes that feature Wallace's unmistakable performance for fans to consume. Here, six of the best Simpsons episodes featuring Edna Krabappel:

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