16. Some people have speculated that Barts teacher Edna Krabappel was a reference to the teacher Miss Crabtree in the 1930s series The Little Rascals. But Groening said that it was meant to be a joke that nobody pronounced her name crabapple. 17. Dr. Marvin Monroe, a prominent character in the first two seasons of The Simpsons, stopped showing up in later seasons because Harry Shearer said doing the raspy-voiced character hurt his throat. 18. Bleeding Gums Murphy, the blind saxophone man, is loosely based on blues singer Blind Lemon Jefferson and was voiced by Ron Taylor, who originated the part of Audrey II in the original off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors.
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