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(Guardian)   Al "Grandpa" Lewis passes away at 95, luckily not while stuck in bat form   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 99
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2006-02-04 08:07:17 PM  
You made me laugh, Grandpa. You made a lot of us laugh.

God be with you.
 
2006-02-04 08:12:05 PM  
Hard to say it was that sad though, he lived a good full life. Alot longer and fuller than most ever get a chance to.

heres to you Grandpa
 
2006-02-04 08:19:33 PM  
He could've had such a great political slogan:

"My opponents really are blood-suckers [lawyers]. I only played one on a TV comedy series."

R.I.P., Count Dracula.

/Yes, Grampa was actually Count Dracula in the series. Also, since Lillian was his daughter instead of Herman being his son (like how could that be, anyway!?), his name was never "Grampa Munster."
 
2006-02-04 08:28:33 PM  
Yes, Grampa was actually Count Dracula in the series. Also, since Lillian was his daughter instead of Herman being his son (like how could that be, anyway!?), his name was never Grampa Munster.


ummmmm
Eddie called him G'pa all the time...
 
2006-02-04 08:39:02 PM  
Watching Munsters Season 1 now...Here's to you Al!
 
2006-02-04 08:47:31 PM  
Rest peacefully, Al.
 
2006-02-04 08:49:54 PM  
RIP Gramps

I knew you better than my own Gramps. And Al made for funnier Sunday mornings in front of the tube.

\After the Munsters it was time for the WWF on USA!
\\Snuka Ruled!!!
\\\Not as much as slashies!!!
 
2006-02-04 09:07:38 PM  
Course beside the article was a link to the a real vampire's death...Betty Friedan dead at 85.
 
2006-02-04 09:16:57 PM  
tdivel

Yes, Grampa was actually Count Dracula in the series. Also, since Lillian was his daughter instead of Herman being his son (like how could that be, anyway!?), his name was never Grampa Munster.


ummmmm
Eddie called him G'pa all the time...


he was Eddies grandpa, the point would be he'd be on the maternal side of the family, not Herman's. Thus he wouldn't have been Grandpa Munster since Munster was Hermans name.

/way to serious a discusion about a cheezy old sitcom
 
2006-02-04 09:20:55 PM  
Digitalstrange: he was Eddies grandpa, the point would be he'd be on the maternal side of the family, not Herman's. Thus he wouldn't have been Grandpa Munster since Munster was Hermans name.

But Grandpa 'built' Herman. I would assume Herman would just take the Munster family name.

/HA! Bask in my superior logic!
 
2006-02-04 09:21:42 PM  
us.news3.yimg.com

"Whore revore ya bastards!"
 
2006-02-04 09:27:22 PM  
Scientician

Heh. I'm glad someone noticed that. :P
Just goes to show how similar they look.
 
2006-02-04 09:29:46 PM  
Grandemadaca

But Grandpa 'built' Herman. I would assume Herman would just take the Munster family name.

/HA! Bask in my superior logic!


Touche, but then wouldn't that make Herman and Lilly's relationship somewhat incestuous?
 
2006-02-04 09:30:24 PM  
That's too bad. I just read the other day that "Grandpa" had a PhD in Psychology from Columbia University.
 
2006-02-04 09:37:28 PM  
RIP
 
2006-02-04 09:37:31 PM  
I hope they give him a fresh coffin. He'd been sleeping in that other one for 40 years.

RIP, Grandpa, you were fun.
 
2006-02-04 09:45:47 PM  
Bless him, he was a skirt chaser 'til the end. R.I.P.
 
2006-02-04 09:46:16 PM  
And he was at the top of my brother's dead pool list, that lucky bastid. (Lucky bro, not Al--RIP)
 
2006-02-04 09:52:47 PM  
Man, that sucks. Grandpa was always my favorite.

I took Butch Patrick on a huge haunted house tour. Nice guy. That's my Munster's connection.
 
2006-02-04 09:53:15 PM  
G'Night Grandpa! Have a good sleep. RIP.
 
2006-02-04 09:53:56 PM  
HempHead: Don't forget Al and Fred...

Um, that's a picture Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross.
 
2006-02-04 09:55:00 PM  
"picture of," meant I.
 
2006-02-04 09:57:08 PM  
Thanks for the laughs Officer Grandpa.
 
2006-02-04 10:04:42 PM  
This means war!!!!!haha rip gramps
 
2006-02-04 10:07:37 PM  
:( He was awesome
 
2006-02-04 10:16:14 PM  
I saw a network TV news report on the current state of Havana, Cuba fairly recently where they ran into Al Lewis sitting on a rundown hotel veranda enjoying a drink and a cigar.

He said, "I've been coming to Havana every year since 194x. Why should I stop?"

Have one on me, Al.
 
2006-02-04 10:18:47 PM  
RIP.
 
2006-02-04 10:25:23 PM  
RIP


dig thru the ditches and burn through the witches,
i slam in the back of my DRAGULA...


www.undercover.com.au
 
2006-02-04 10:26:23 PM  
He also played the judge in Used Cars, a really funny movie.
 
2006-02-04 10:32:59 PM  
Did he judge boxing matches too in the last few years? Coulda sworn I saw him doing that too. Not refereeing, but judging.
 
2006-02-04 10:35:02 PM  
I'm surprised no one's said this, yet:

"Ah blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah... enh?"

RIP, Grandpa Al.
 
2006-02-04 10:37:34 PM  
my friend use to see him in queens all the time
 
2006-02-04 10:37:55 PM  
CNN is saying 83 out of respect to Islam.
 
2006-02-04 10:55:13 PM  
babyty: my friend use to see him in queens all the time

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2006-02-04 11:06:31 PM  
Not Al he was the only Grandfather I ever knew!

Rip Vampire man
 
2006-02-04 11:17:12 PM  
Granpa Al Lewis was a neighbor of mine from 1987 to 1993 when I lived on Roosevelt Is. in New York City. I saw him often on the street. Not only was he a regular guy, he also wasn't much different from his charecter on "The Munsters."
We was a cool dude.
 
2006-02-04 11:52:34 PM  
Gurn69: Granpa Al Lewis was a neighbor of mine


He was a friend of mine's uncle. Maybe you know his nephew Marc?

/ain't seen him in 10 years
 
2006-02-04 11:59:23 PM  
"Al Lewis as Grandma"
/obscure
 
jre
2006-02-05 12:25:26 AM  
Fresh off the wire:

NEW YORK -- Actor Al Lewis, the cigar-chomping patriarch of ``The Munsters'' died Friday after several years of failing health.
He was 82.
Lewis was widely reported to have been born in 1910, but his son Ted says his father was born in 1923.


Expect sites to update themselves soon.
 
2006-02-05 12:40:03 AM  
1910 is the correct date. Even his official website says so.

http://www.pscelebrities.com/al.html

Otherwise he'd have been a 6-year-old circus performer getting a PhD at age 18.
 
2006-02-05 01:03:56 AM  
i1.tinypic.com
 
2006-02-05 01:13:23 AM  
I wonder what Adam Carolla thinks about this?
 
2006-02-05 01:20:06 AM  
In the '80s I walked into a summer pro league game at Loyola Marymount and the first person I see is Grandpa Munster. At the time I didn't know he was a scout. He was tall, about 6' 5".

I sat in the bleachers next to Pat Riley and Cotton Fitzsimmons, Doug Moe comes up the steps, sees the two of them and says "Look what we got here, a mick and a kike."

Classic.
 
2006-02-05 01:58:08 AM  
What now?
 
2006-02-05 04:03:48 AM  
He used to send his son all his old copies of magazines like The Nation, and he in turn would pass them on to my house full of rabble. He was partially responsible for turning me in to the commie bastard that I am. RIP.
 
2006-02-05 09:53:26 AM  
Chook Cheek that;s interesting because i was reading a "socio-erotic journal" on Cuba called "Ay Cuba!" and it talked about how Al Lewis was a regular visitor there, like the only prominent american there, always followed around by young cuban girls.. loooooved the cigars
 
2006-02-05 11:18:52 AM  
KidneyStone: Didn't know him personally; to me he was a neighborhood regular. I'd run into him while I was buying a newspaper, etc.
 
2006-02-05 10:36:39 PM  
Digitalstrange:
Grandemadaca:
But Grandpa 'built' Herman. I would assume Herman would just take the Munster family name.

/HA! Bask in my superior logic!
Touche, but then wouldn't that make Herman and Lilly's relationship somewhat incestuous?

Uh, no. Grandpa did not "build" Herman. Dr. Frankenstein did. We met his descendant (grandson?) in an episode. He (the original Dr., not the descendant) also built an earlier prototype who was Herman's "big brother" Johann (pronounced "Yo-hahn" - also played by Fred Gwnnne).

And yes, my original point was that Grandpa's last name was never "Munster," so he was never "Grandpa Munster." He was Eddie and Marilyn's grandfather, so Herman and Lillian also took to calling him "Grandpa" around the house presumably to make things easier on the kids. But he was not a Munster. His surname was Dracula, and that was also Lillian's maiden name.


Peaceboy: I hope they give him a fresh coffin. He'd been sleeping in that other one for 40 years.

Actually, I think it would've been cool to have him buried in the actual prop coffin that he slept in on the show (though some collector probably bought that a long time ago).

RIP, Grandpa, you were fun.

Agreed.
 
2006-02-06 12:52:37 PM  
RIP grampa.
Say hello to big Fred.
 
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