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Who Is The Simpsons Season 34 Episode 7 Dedicated To?

"The Simpsons" episode "From Beer to Paternity" was another hilarious entry from the Emmy-winning series from start to finish, and some may have noticed a touching dedication at the end for a well-renowned TV producer with a special connection to the show.

Out of all the entertaining seasons of "The Simpsons," it seems like Season 34 has been consistently putting out some intriguing chapters for fans to enjoy. These include the "Not It" story inspired by the Stephen King novel and "Treehouse of Horror XXXIII," which featured three exceptional segments — including a visually impressive "Death Note" interpretation.

Episode 7 of Season 34, "From Beer to Paternity," is one that could easily be called another excellent addition to the series. The entry has everything from a heated election for a new Duff beer mascot to K-pop music, highlighted by the main storyline of Homer (Dan Castellaneta) and Lisa (Yeardley Smith) attempting to reunite Duffman (Hank Azaria) with his estranged daughter. Things, of course, don't go as planned, resulting in some truly hilarious "Simpsons" moments coupled with just a few of their signature heartfelt beats. Even the family-crafted food for the couch gag at the beginning was a delicious treat for viewers.

Many would agree the episode was a worthwhile experience, and to cap things off, the show dedicated the entire affair to a very talented individual from the industry that is sadly no longer with us.

The dedication was for renowned TV producer David Davis

The episode "From Beer to Paternity" was dedicated to TV producer and writer David Davis. The dedication was shown after the credits with an image of Davis as a Simpsons character. He sadly passed away on November 4, 2022, in Los Angeles, at the age of 86 years old (via The New York Times). 

Davis was a well-known writer and producer who worked on several series during his illustrious career. He co-created several iconic TV shows, such as the entertaining "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," the series "Taxi," and the sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show" (via IMDb). During his time in the industry, Davis earned six Emmy nominations and took home the Primetime Emmy for Best Comedy Series in 1979 for his work on "Taxi." While working on "The Mary Tyler Moore" spinoff "Rhoda," Davis met his wife, Julie Kavner, who would go on to voice Marge Simpson on "The Simpsons" (via Toronto Star). According to his obituary, Davis left the television game in 1979 at the age of 43 to spend more of his time with his wife and family. But he continued to support his wife's efforts on the long-running animated series resulting in so many memorable Marge Simpson moments for fans of the cartoon sitcom to enjoy over and over again. 

While "From Beer to Paternity" may not be a candidate for the coveted list of best "Simspons" episodes, there were undeniably a few laughs and heartwarming moments along the way, ending things off with a very touching dedication to a champion of the small screen.