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22 Characters Under Threat Now That Harry Shearer Has Left "The Simpsons"

Harry Shearer has announced on Twitter that he has left The Simpsons, but showrunner Al Jean says that "we do not plan to kill off any characters." Trying to replace the voices of all of these characters will not be an easy thing to do though.

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1. Mr Burns

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Memorable line: "Don't pooh-pooh a nickel, Lisa. A nickel will get buy you a steak and kidney pie, a cup of coffee, a slice of cheesecake, and a newsreel. With enough change left over to ride the trolley from Battery Park to the polo grounds."

2. Mr Snrub

Key moment: "Hello there. My name Mr Snrub and I come from...some place far away. Yes, that will do."
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Key moment: "Hello there. My name Mr Snrub and I come from...some place far away. Yes, that will do."

3. Waylon Smithers Jr

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Memorable line: "I like the way Snrub thinks."

4. Jasper Beardly

Memorable line: "Talking out of turn, that's a paddlin'. Looking out the window, that's a paddlin'. Staring at my sandles, that's a paddlin'. Paddling the school canoe, oh you better believe that's a paddlin'."
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Memorable line: "Talking out of turn, that's a paddlin'. Looking out the window, that's a paddlin'. Staring at my sandles, that's a paddlin'. Paddling the school canoe, oh you better believe that's a paddlin'."

5. McBain/Rainier Wolfcastle

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Memorable line: "I'm thinking about holding another meeting...in bed."

6. Lenny

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Memorable Line: "He's all right, but he's no bowl of Special K. Mwah."

7. Julius Hibbert

Memorable line: "Oh he he he he he he he he he he he he." (Obviously.)
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Memorable line: "Oh he he he he he he he he he he he he." (Obviously.)

8. Principal Skinner

Memorable line: "Am I out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong."
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Memorable line: "Am I out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong."

9. Kent Brockman

Memorable line: "I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords."
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Memorable line: "I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords."

10. Ned Flanders

Memorable line: (speaking to Homer whilst wearing a ski-suit) "It feels like I'm wearing nothing at all. Nothing at all. Nothing at ALL."
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Memorable line: (speaking to Homer whilst wearing a ski-suit) "It feels like I'm wearing nothing at all. Nothing at all. Nothing at ALL."

11. Scratchy

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Memorable line: "Kids, say no to drugs!"

12. Rev. Timothy Lovejoy

Memorable line: "I CAST THEE OUT."
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Memorable line: "I CAST THEE OUT."

13. God

Memorable line: "Oh, don't tell me about family suffering. My son went down to Earth. I don't know what you people did to him, but he hasn't been the same since."
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Memorable line: "Oh, don't tell me about family suffering. My son went down to Earth. I don't know what you people did to him, but he hasn't been the same since."

14. George Bush Sr

Memorable line: "Since I achieved all my goals as president in one term, there was no need for a second. The end."
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Memorable line: "Since I achieved all my goals as president in one term, there was no need for a second. The end."

15. Otto

Memorable line: (Driving the bus) "Stay calm, kids. I need you to be my eyes."
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Memorable line: (Driving the bus) "Stay calm, kids. I need you to be my eyes."

16. KBBL's Bill (on the right)

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Memorable line: "Maybe you could say ''Nobody rocks like Bill and Marty on KBBL.'"

17. Hitler

Memorable line: "Das ist nicht eine boobie."
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Memorable line: "Das ist nicht eine boobie."

18. Kang

Memorable line: " It does not matter which way you vote. Either way your planet is doomed. Doomed. Dooooooooooomed. "
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Memorable line: " It does not matter which way you vote. Either way your planet is doomed. Doomed. Dooooooooooomed. "

19. Judge Roy Snyder

Memorable line: "I order that joke to be stricken from the record."
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Memorable line: "I order that joke to be stricken from the record."

20. Eddie

Memorable line: (Responding to Wiggum about him visiting a branch of McDonald's) "Huh. 'Shakes.' You don't know what you're getting."
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Memorable line: (Responding to Wiggum about him visiting a branch of McDonald's) "Huh. 'Shakes.' You don't know what you're getting."

21. Dewey Largo

Memorable line: "That was a close one, Lisa, but you made it. No, you regained consciousness. Alison won first chair. And believe me, THIS IS NOT A DREAM."
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Memorable line: "That was a close one, Lisa, but you made it. No, you regained consciousness. Alison won first chair. And believe me, THIS IS NOT A DREAM."

22. And Sam

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Shearer's also voiced Herman Hermann, Bill Clinton, King Snorky, Mr Black, Count Fudge-ula, John Travolta, Bob Dole, George Cauldron, Admiral Man, Birch Barlow, Jebediah Springfield, and many, many others.