Well, it finally happened: Harry Shearer is leaving The Simpsons - the first original cast member to do so whose reason wasn't "death." However, Harry Shearer (like Hank Azaria) is responsible for an incredible number of Simpsons voices - everyone from Ned Flanders to Principal Skinner to Lenny to Mr. Burns and Smithers. While The Simpsons will continue into its 27th and 28th season, it will do so without Shearer.

 

 

 

Of course, even at this point, longtime Simpsons fans wanted to pay tribute to Shearer the only way they knew how: with (mostly) Simpsons references.