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‘The Simpsons’ Closing Credits Featured a Heartfelt Tribute to Sam Simon (VIDEO)

The Simpsons featured a heartfelt tribute to late co-creator Sam Simon in the closing credits to last night’s episode.

The video features Simon’s theory on comedy, and on why The Simpsons has been so successful. The interview was from much, much earlier in The Simpsons’s 25+ year run, but it’s no less relevant today than it was then. “I see it as kind of a triumphant of doing your work from that very pure place,” Simon says in the clip. “Of just doing stuff you personally enjoy.” It’s a clip that illustrates just how much Simon loved his profession. His contributions to the television landscape are towering, just from The Simpsons alone, and so his loss is deeply felt in the industry. The video ends with a poignant “Thank You, Sam,” in tribute to “One of the greatest comic minds ever.”

It’s beautiful. Watch:

'The Simpsons' Closing Credits Featured a Heartfelt Tribute to Sam Simon (VIDEO)

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