Alf Clausen, “The Simpsons”’ Longtime Composer, Sues Fox Over Firing From Show

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Homer Simpson (FOX via Getty Images)
Homer Simpson (FOX through Getty Images)

Alf Clausen is an Emmy-winning composer who scored greater than 560 episodes of “The Simpsons” throughout 27 years. He was fired from the show in 2017, and at present, he filed a lawsuit towards Fox over his firing from the present, Variety reports. He alleged within the lawsuit that he was fired due to his age.

According to the lawsuit, he was informed that the present was taking the music in a “different direction.” It continues, “This reason was pretextual and false. Instead, Plaintiff’s unlawful termination was due to perceived disability and age.” Disney and James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films are additionally listed as defendants.

Clausen was nominated for 23 Emmys and received twice for “We Put the Spring in Springfield” and “You’re Checkin’ In (A Musical Tribute To The Betty Ford Center).” He was liable for most of the present’s most memorable musical moments, together with the Planet of the Apes musical, Poochie’s rap, and “We Do (the Stonecutters’ Song).”

After information surfaced of Clausen’s firing from the present, producers launched an announcement claiming that Clausen “will continue to have an ongoing role in the show.” They added, “We remain committed to the finest in music for ‘The Simpsons,’ absolutely including orchestral. This is the part where we would make a joke but neither Alf’s work nor the music of ‘The Simpsons’ is treated as anything but seriously by us.”

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