Bad news for Simpson’s fans. According to tweet from the voice actor last night, it appears that Harry Sheer will no longer be a part of the Simpsons cast. The actor tweeted that he had been fired from the show because of a dispute about the freedom to do outside work. He emphasised that this was something the voice actors had always been allowed to do before.
For years, ever since the show first aired in 1989, Sheer has been a part of the main cast of the Simpsons, and has been the voice of Ned Flanders, Mr.Burns, Smithers, Lenny, Dr.Hibbert, Principal Skinner, Rev.Lovejoy, and dozens of other characters. The showrunner, Al Jean, has said that they do not plan on killing off any of these characters, but it still remains to be seen who will replace the characters, and whether or not the show will suffer in quality (most people seem to think that it will).
Sheer has been an outspoken opponent of much of the producers and executives that run the show, leading a dispute about the actors getting a percentage of the merchandising revenue and openly criticizing an especially unpopular episode, The Principal and the Pauper, back in the 9th season of the show according to Daniel Amen on Youtube. It is possible that this was simply the final straw for the producers of the show, and that they had been looking for an excuse to fire him.No Comments