In light of the recent tragic death of Russi Taylor, now seems a fitting time to look back at Martin Prince’s finest moments in Springfield. Taylor voiced Prince, as well as Sherri, Terri, Wendell, Lewis and Uter across her impressive career, but was maybe most famous for her performance as Disney’s Minnie Mouse.
It’s unknown at this stage what The Simpsons plan to do with her characters. Mrs Krabappel was killed off on the show respectfully after Marcia Wallace’s death, while Lionel Hutz & Troy McClure were quietly retired in the wake of Phil Hartman’s murder.
Martin and the rest might remain in the show silently, may be recast or might just go away. Maybe their planet needs them but they’ll die on the way back - who knows?
One thing’s for sure though: Russi Taylor will be sorely missed. Though Martin perhaps wasn’t a top level favourite character, he was a crucial part of Springfield, and earned a place in our hearts. Over the past 30 years, he’s been involved in some classic episodes, giving us some great laughs along the way, and it's time we totted up the best.