The Simpsons is one of my favourite ever shows, as it has consistently been hilarious, and spot on when it comes to comedy writing. Homer is the star, but there are so many excellent bit part characters as well, favourites of mine being Comic Book Guy and The Mad Professor (Frink). Sometimes the show can be too nice and slushy, with too many nicey nicey kiddie items, but overall, it is a work of genius. The details they strive for and the many in jokes are what make it, as well as tiny attention to details, such as the still from above, when Homer has his band in the studio. The writers certainly know their pop culture and it will be sadly missed if this story is true. Then again, the voice over artists may just be holding out for more money.