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Farewell, Mrs. Krabappel: 'The Simpsons' pays touching tribute to Marcia Wallace

Originally, Fox planned to honor the late Marcia Wallace — who passed away last weekend — by re-airing “Bart the Lover,” the Simpsons season 3 episode for which Wallace won her first and only Emmy Award. Unfortunately for classic Simpsons fans, “technical issues” ultimately prevented the network from playing the 21-year-old heartbreaker; instead, it was replaced with “The Ned-Liest Catch,” the 2011 season finale in which Wallace’s Mrs. Krabappel begins dating widower Ned Flanders.

But despite the last-minute bait-and-switch, The Simpsons still managed a touching goodbye to Wallace.

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'Simpsons' celebrates Marcia Wallace: 5 more of Mrs. Krabappel's best episodes

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When Fox announced that it would pay tribute to the late Marcia Wallace by re-airing one of her Simpsons character’s greatest episodes, there was only one logical choice: “Bart the Lover,” a gem from season 3 in which Bart plays a cruel prank on his teacher, Edna Krabappel, by answering her personal ad with a series of letters from a fake dreamboat named Woodrow. Like all the best episodes of The Simpsons, “Bart the Lover” is both hilarious and poignant. It also helped Wallace snag an Emmy in 1992. (She was nominated again in 1994 for a guest spot on Murphy Brown.)

But while “Bart the Lover” may be Mrs. Krabappel’s best showcase, it’s certainly not her only one. After all, Wallace voiced Edna in a staggering 178 episodes altogether, as of the new half-hour that will premiere Sunday. (The Simpsons plans to retire her character, though the show hasn’t yet explained how.)

So how can a Simpsons fan honor Springfield Elementary’s most bawdy, jaded, surprisingly sympathetic educator this weekend? First, get the name right; it’s kra-BA-ppel, not Crandall. Second, spend a few hours rewatching these five episodes, which represent the best of Edna. And sorry, “Nedna” fans, whoever you are; nothing about that random pairing makes the cut.

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No Halloween costume? Fox has you covered with 'New Girl,' 'Family Guy' masks

Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re among the slackers who haven’t gone out to buy a costume yet or just can’t figure out what to be, Fox is hoping you’ll dress up as one of the characters from their shows.

The cable company has just released a slew of printable cutout masks just in time for you to put together a last-minute costume.

In addition to printable masksof people like The X Factor‘s Simon Cowell and New Girl‘s Jess, Fox has also uploaded some fun stencils for pumpkin carving.

If you’re brave enough to try your hand at some fancy carving before tonight, you’ll find all you need to carve a likeness of Bart Simpson or Family Guy‘s Stewie on Fox.com.

Visit show pages for Almost Human, American Dad, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, New Girl, The Simpsons, and The X Factor for more info on how to download printable masks and pumpkin carving stencils for Halloween!

Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Saturday

Comic-Con is releasing its daily schedules over this long holiday weekend and the schedule for Saturday, July 20 has just come out. The day features panels on TV favorites like How I Met Your Mother (at the Con for the first time!), True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries as well as upcoming shows like Dracula and The Originals, and much more. Many of the major film panels are Saturday, including a look at the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the Marvel panel, which will feature the Thor and Captain America sequels, and WB and Legendary’s panel featuring Godzilla, and Gravity.

You can see the full schedule here, but you can check out the TV and film highlights for Saturday below. San Diego Comic-Con runs July 17-21.

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Woohoo! 'Simpsons' fans rejoice! Universal Studios is building Springfield

OMG! OMG! OMG! 

This could be the greatest news for Simpsons obsessives since those 7-Elevens were converted into Kwik-E-Marts to celebrate the release of the Simpsons movie.

Springfield, home of the three-eyed fish and hometown of Jebediah Springfield, is becoming a reality at Universal Studios’ Orlando amusement park.

While rumors have been floating for a while, Universal Studios officially announced today that they are expanding the area around the Simpsons Ride in Orlando to include an entire area that mimics the streets of Springfield. “And yes – there will be Duff Beer,” a release said.

Some of the attractions will include a Krusty Burger, a Lard Lad donuts, and, of course, Moe’s Tavern. There will also be a new Kang & Kodos-themed attraction. (Personal hope: the gift shop only sells “Bort” license plates.)

I’m thrilled. Also, can I just say it’s about time? I mean, Harry Potter fans have an entire Wizarding World of fun, and while I’m totally happy for them, it brings me great joy to say Simpsons fans will get to enjoy the Krustyest place on earth.

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Pass the doughnuts: Which TV show has the worst cops?

Small towns are so much more interesting on television. Their quirks are quirkier, their drama is more dramatic and their faults somehow make them more endearing. But there’s another feature we’ve spotted in the hit small town dramas we’re currently obsessed with: The cops in these series aren’t all that skilled at, well, being cops.

Case in point: Bates Motel. Sure, the cops of White Pine Bay, Ore. are corrupt, but they also don’t even seem to know how to work a crime scene. The first thing that the Sheriff did upon arriving at a murder scene in this Monday’s episode was touch the murder weapon and then the dead body … with his bare hands. Surely even small town peacekeepers know about latex gloves, right? Assuming they have cable, I’m betting they’ve at least seen Law & Order: SVU and could have learned a thing or two about contaminating a crime scene.
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Welcome to the 21st century, Twentieth Century Fox

Anyone wondering when Twentieth Century Fox was going to finally step into the 21st century, today’s the day. Sort of.

News Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox’s parent company, is preparing to split its entertainment assets from its publishing units. The name News Corporation will stay with those publishing units, which include The Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins. But the group of entertainment companies, including the studio and TV networks such as FX, will get a new name: 21st Century Fox.

But that does not mean the film studio or the television studio will have a name change — only the newly formed parent company will be called 21st Century Fox. So yes, Twentieth Century Fox studio will have a new papa that has a preference for the current century and for Arabic numerals.

CEO Rupert Murdoch announced the new name on Tuesday. With a new name will likely come a new logo, probably some variation on the film studio’s recognizable monument-and-searchlights banner. But it certainly won’t be the first time we’ve seen the logo spruced up or given a twist. Plenty of TV shows and films have had their fun with those searchlights and that catchy fanfare. Below, check out what The Simpsons, Revenge of the Nerds, and more have done with the logo, plus a few musical nods to the movie company. READ FULL STORY

The Greatest TV Couple of All Time? EW Staff Pick: Marge and Homer

As Kurt and Blaine battle it out with the Doctor and Rose in EW’s Greatest TV Couple of All Time championship, we’re unveiling our favorite couples, who didn’t advanced as far as we would have liked. Here’s the case for Marge and Homer Simpson.

Homer and Marge losing the title of TV’s Greatest Couple? It seemed unpossible — until Lost‘s Desmond and Penny smote them in Round 2 of our competition. “The Constant,” it seems, is the only thing capable of conquering a rock-solid relationship that’s thrived despite — among other things — unplanned pregnancies, money troubles, alcoholism, neglect, one short-lived divorce, accidental bigamy, Homer’s stint as an oversharing adult education teacher, and temptations from the likes of sexy bowling instructor Jacques, sexy country singer Lurleen Lumpkin, and sexy sexpot Michelle Pfeiffer. And that’s just in seasons 1-10!

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Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? Round 2, part 3

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Ross and Rachel. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now, the 8 couples who won their first match-ups in our “He’s Her Lobster” conference.

ALSO: EW.com’s Greatest TV Romances package

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Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? Round 1, part 3

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Ross and Rachel. Carrie and Big. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now for the 16 couples in our “He’s Her Lobster” conference. READ FULL STORY

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