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(ABC)   Funnyman Buddy Hackett dies; Hepburn-Hackett-Hope trifecta goes off as 3-to-1 favorite   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 128
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2003-07-01 08:44:08 AM
I wanna go in on Jerry Lewis, myself. Look at how festively plump he's become...

Besides, Hackett always seemed like Jerry Lewis-light to me.
 
2003-07-01 08:45:40 AM
I hate to burst the Hepburn-Hackett-Hope bubble, but I think Hope is in the clear for another few months... Thurmond was the 1st in the real trifecta unless you only consider actors and senators do not qualify... I vote that the trifecta has been completed...
 
2003-07-01 08:45:54 AM
If this thread gets to 50 comments, I'll be shocked. It isn't interesting, it isn't funny, and it has nothing to do with President Bush.
 
2003-07-01 08:46:25 AM
"You fark like that Japanese guy who runs the grocery."
 
2003-07-01 08:46:59 AM
Buddy Hackett was absolutely hysterical in his work.
Check him out - you'll laugh.
 
2003-07-01 08:47:03 AM
"It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" was teh funny. Hackett was great. RIP funny man.
 
hlx
2003-07-01 08:47:18 AM
Buddy Hackett sucks. Father Jack Hackett is a much more interesting Hackett.
 
2003-07-01 08:47:23 AM
No, the trifecta is Hume Cronyn, Hepburn, and Hackett.

Lester Maddox and Strom Thurmond are 2/3 of their own trifecta.
 
2003-07-01 08:47:37 AM
First Charlie Callas, now Buddy Hackett. Why do they go so young?
 
2003-07-01 08:48:40 AM
He couldn't hack it.
 
2003-07-01 08:48:42 AM
Maddox Thurmond and Maynard were the Political Trifecta
 
2003-07-01 08:48:44 AM
This sucks.

RIP
 
2003-07-01 08:49:31 AM
1 down, ~6 billion to go.
 
2003-07-01 08:50:51 AM
Supposing hypothetically i took long odds on a celeb that was not likely to keel over in the near future, killed them myself, would i be able to collect?
 
2003-07-01 08:52:20 AM
Where's the Pope in all this death pool trifecta stuff? He's my #1 draft pick.
 
2003-07-01 08:52:22 AM
All hail to the headline god... coffee came out my nose
 
2003-07-01 08:53:53 AM
I loved Buddy Hacket. Rest in peace, you were the best!
 
2003-07-01 08:55:17 AM
Don't count Vigoda out yet.
 
2003-07-01 08:55:33 AM
I'm holding out for Tom Green. Nobody said they had to die from natural causes.
 
2003-07-01 08:55:41 AM
"Ask me what's the secret to the Dead Pool trifecta?"

"What's the secret"

"TIMING!"

</hi ho, hi ho, etc.>
 
2003-07-01 08:57:05 AM
actually, the trifecta would probably be Gregory Peck, Cronyn, Hepburn... but with David Brinkley as the "TV/Movies Wildcard", Hepburn-Hackett could be the first two (besides, two in 2.5 days? there HAS to be another one coming before the 4th)
 
2003-07-01 08:57:52 AM
My title for this was
"First Strom, then Hepburn, now Buddy Hackett. Who's Buddy Hackett?"
 
2003-07-01 08:58:11 AM
Good point, GOBLUE. I stand corrected.
 
2003-07-01 08:59:33 AM
http://gnuhaus.com/iblog/joker.jpg

IM GLAD YOU'RE DEAD!
HA HA HA HA!
 
2003-07-01 08:59:38 AM
Someone with more spare time than I needs to determine whether any single episode of the Love Boat has had all its celebrity guests die by now.
 
2003-07-01 08:59:52 AM
Feh, Bob Hope needs to die. I hated those new year's things. Plus, he's aged like, a hundred years in about 5 years.
 
2003-07-01 08:59:52 AM
besides, the only other headline i've gotten through here was the Hepburn one, its like my own personal trifecta in waiting!

and cuzman, I'll take your coffee as my trophy. *laugh*
 
2003-07-01 09:00:06 AM
RIP Hackett. Thanks for the laughs.

Hey... who said Charlie Callas is dead? He's still ffrrrtbbbooop bplltttt hhoooonk alive.
 
2003-07-01 09:00:28 AM
My money is on Bob Hope....
 
2003-07-01 09:02:07 AM
Old people are dying.. it's a shame
 
2003-07-01 09:02:31 AM
If the pope dies in the woods, will a bear attend the funeral wearing Rose Kennedy's black dress? And what if there's no-one there to hear it?
 
2003-07-01 09:03:39 AM
The writing in the story is almost as disturbing as the death itself. Note-

1. Soon he was earning top money in Las Vegas, Florida and Las Vegas
2.Funnyman Buddy Hackett Dies at 78
Funnyman Buddy Hackett, Veteran of Broadway, Nightclubs, TV, Movies Dies at 78
3. photo credit and caption: Comedienne Phyllis Diller gets a lift from emcee Buddy Hackett prior to the celebrity stag luncheon roast at the New York Friars Club Oct. 9, 1985. Hackett, the squat, round, rubbery-faced funnyman who appeared for more than 50 years as a top act in nightclubs, Broadway shows, on television and in such movies as ``The Music Man,'' ``The Love Bug'' and ``It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,'' has died, his son confirmed Monday night, June 30, 2003. He was 79. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)


RIP Buddy. You where great in mad, mad, mad, mad world.
 
2003-07-01 09:05:16 AM
The writing in the story is almost as disturbing as the death itself. Note-

1. Soon he was earning top money in Las Vegas, Florida and Las Vegas
2.Funnyman Buddy Hackett Dies at 78
Funnyman Buddy Hackett, Veteran of Broadway, Nightclubs, TV, Movies Dies at 78
3. photo credit and caption: Comedienne Phyllis Diller gets a lift from emcee Buddy Hackett prior to the celebrity stag luncheon roast at the New York Friars Club Oct. 9, 1985. Hackett, the squat, round, rubbery-faced funnyman who appeared for more than 50 years as a top act in nightclubs, Broadway shows, on television and in such movies as ``The Music Man,' ``The Love Bug' and ``It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,' has died, his son confirmed Monday night, June 30, 2003. He was 79. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)


RIP Buddy. You where great in mad, mad, mad, mad world.
 
2003-07-01 09:05:21 AM
....Walnuts....Walnut Tree....


(It's under a big W I tell ya...)
 
2003-07-01 09:05:42 AM
It's amazing, more and more "famous people" are dying now, and more and more people are becoming :famous" with all of these new reality shows, I wonder how long it will be til we see "puck dead at 42" or "Season 3 Episode 5 Ph34r Factor loser wins death, and is not afraid" showing up on fark, or CNN for that matter.

-d
 
2003-07-01 09:06:39 AM
Hackett doing standup was hilarious. Much funnier than any of his film roles and dirtier too. Wonder if they'll use Herbie the Love Bug as a hearse?

Sadly, I think Rodney may be next comic to go.

In the film world, my money's on Kirk Douglas, Buddy Ebsen or Tony Curtis.
 
2003-07-01 09:07:01 AM
OK, how come when I want the italics to work they don't, then sometimes the tags won't close?

Note the age in number 2, then note the age in number 3.
 
2003-07-01 09:07:09 AM
I blame Bush for this.
 
2003-07-01 09:07:59 AM
MARCELLUS!! WHYY!!

(ok, so I played Marcellus in our high school's production of The Music Man this year...)
 
2003-07-01 09:11:42 AM
Smooky

Thank you. Perhaps this will now be interesting.
 
2003-07-01 09:13:02 AM
*sigh* And Scuttle the Seagull will blather no more...

Yes, I've seen some of Hackett's other work. Funny guy. RIP

/unabashed Disneyholic
 
2003-07-01 09:16:16 AM
DontTouchMyPeanuts

maybe with the sudden outbreak of celebs dropping off, we should skip the trifecta and just go for the Pick Six
 
2003-07-01 09:17:11 AM
Hmm, maybe I should play Don Knotts as a wildcard. He'll be 79 this month, so he's also circling the drain.
 
2003-07-01 09:18:31 AM
There IS only a one degree of separation with these two deaths (Hepburn & Hacket) Spencer Tracy was in Mad (x5) World and he was also in Katherine Hepburn.
 
2003-07-01 09:19:16 AM
Thurmond cannot be included. He was the last in the Southern Politicians trifects. Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, Georgia Governor Lester Maddox, and SC Senator Strom Thurmond all died within three days of each other. Therefore, look out for the completion of Hepburn-Hackett-?????
 
2003-07-01 09:19:18 AM
Am I comment 50?
 
2003-07-01 09:19:57 AM
They called him Rubber Face on NPR. I called him Buddy.

So what time period does someone have to go for it to count towards a bona fide trifecta?
 
2003-07-01 09:20:00 AM
Good night funny man.
 
2003-07-01 09:21:05 AM

My original comment in a Totalfark thread that didn't make it to the Lite Side:

2003-07-01 12:34:52 AM - That makes the 3: Strom Thurman, Kate Hepburn and Buddy Hackett. Strom's reunion with his Dark Master must have cause strong disturbances in the force to have brought such powerful Jedi celebrities down with him....

All this 'who's Buddy Hackett' stuff tells me that we old farkers have to take our responsibility for schooling the young farks in what's truly important... I mean, Buddy was already an 'old guy' when I was first old enough to appreciate him (like probably around 1978, so he'd a'been like 55ish....) In my book, this is definitely the greatest loss in this trifecta... Hepburn was great, but Buddy was one very silly fark!
 
2003-07-01 09:23:05 AM
Hackett telling the "you can keep the duck" joke on Carson is an all-time TV classic.

2xhelix

Wonder if they'll use Herbie the Love Bug as a hearse?

I can see the car suddenly breaking away from the procession on its own, and giving Buddy a final tour of the countryside, while his little radio plays that '70s Herbie music I now can't get out of my head.
 
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