Legendary voice actress Russi Taylor died recently. She was the voice of Minnie Mouse, but she was also the voice of Martin Prince, and a couple other characters, on The Simpsons. That’s what I know her best from. To me, The Simpsons is the greatest piece of media ever created. It’s pure genius. I am actually writing this a few hours before I go to a monthly Simpsons trivia event at a local bar. So yes, I love The Simpsons. Morbid as it is, when people like Taylor die, I also start to worry about The Simpsons. I worry that the show may not end before somebody vital to the show passes on, which would effectively force The Simpsons to end, and not on its terms.
The Simpsons has been on for 30 seasons and 662 episodes. That’s insane. A lot of people have given up on it, and admittedly it isn’t the show it used to be, but I still watch it. I haven’t missed an episode. Eventually, the show will end. It can’t go on forever. However, they have showed no sign they plan to end it soon. That means more episodes, more years, and more time for cast members to age and, grim though it may be, possibly die, or become incapable of performing their voice work any longer.