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Mr. Burns Sucks in Real Life Too

4/15/2008 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mr. Burns refuses to ride with SimpsonsThe long awaited "Simpsons Ride" will open at Universal Studios Hollywood next month - but don't expect Smithers to be its flamboyant host. In fact, a whole slew of characters won't be featured - namely Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns and his man Smithers - all voiced by Harry Shearer. Not so exxcccellent.

Early rumors had the ride's theme, allegedly called Project FISH (after Blinky, the 3-eyed toxic waste critter), focusing around Burns' power plant, but Shearer's decision not to participate changed all that. Instead, the ride will have a Krustyland theme where Homer and crew are strapped into a wacky teen-operated "thrilltacular". Hilarity ensues.

A rep for Mr. Burns, er Shearer, says the actor did not lend his voice due to scheduling and availability conflicts.

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1.

Inkystuff    

Universal Studios sucks. Better parks are out there!

2353 days ago
2.

Allen Walton    

Give the guy a break. He's helped make the most badass TV show of all time and you are saying he sucks? Because he didn't want to be involved in an amusement park?

Big deal, quit being douchebags.

2353 days ago
3.

Girl    

Why, after all these years, are they just now doing a ride based on this show? It's about time to pull the plug on it anyway!

2353 days ago
4.

Laura    

But what's fishy is that Krustyland makes more sense as a theme park attraction than the power plant.

Is that the whole story?

2353 days ago
5.

kimmi    

I heard this guy was a total douch bag anyway. Besides, Krusty is WAY cooler than Burns.

2353 days ago
6.

tba    

If it weren't for the Simpson's, Shearer would be working behind the counter at Toy R Us selling Simpson dolls and accessories.

2353 days ago
7.

babygreens    

Harry Shearer is the BIGGEST jerk. I've heard him interviewed & was surprised at how rude he was. He was nasty on "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me," on NPR, & on "Realtime with Bill Maher." A major creep.

2353 days ago
8.

TMZ FAN    

They should pull the plug on Mr. Burns .. ppppfttt !!!!

2353 days ago
9.

campy    

I feel compelled to say, "Oh, who cares?"

2353 days ago
10.

J    

LOL- what a feeble excuse- "unavailable"? PHONE IT IN, dude!

The problem, no doubt, was money... Poor Harry, so underpaid.....

2353 days ago
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Sir Mike Tallon, PhD    

He ruined the ride! A ride at an amusement park based on a ride at an amusement park is so lame, the ride itself felt so... fleeting. Man, it would have been so much awesomer if it was at the nuclear plant! What an *******.

1269 days ago

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