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2013-07-15 04:05:22 PM
Sorta surprised they didn't include the guy from Hill Street Blues.
 
2013-07-15 04:18:19 PM
Not a death but the Darens from Bewitched
 
2013-07-15 04:20:24 PM

Cheron: Not a death but the Darens from Bewitched


Actually a death, the Gladys Kravitz's from Bewitched.
 
2013-07-15 04:20:25 PM
No Mr. Hooper?
 
2013-07-15 04:20:28 PM
How could they leave out Mr. Hooper?
 
2013-07-15 04:22:41 PM
I wasn't aware that John Spencer and John Ritter were dead.

Bummer.
 
2013-07-15 04:23:32 PM
I see that both things I came to reference have been covered, carry on.
 
2013-07-15 04:25:27 PM
images.tvrage.com

The Night Court episode that dealt with Selma's death is on my Top-5 episode list.
 
2013-07-15 04:25:44 PM
Andy Whitfield, Spartacus

I was watching the 1st season of Spartacus yesterday while cleaning the house (specifically the Pit and the season finale). Whitfield was soooo good. Mcintyre did a fantastic job too and I felt kinda bad that some people didn't give him a chance simply because he wasn't Whitfield.

/Spartacus Season 1 finalie is one of the best of all time
//OF ALL TIME!
///KILL THEM ALL!
 
2013-07-15 04:26:45 PM
Came to gripe about the lack of Sesame Street, glad to see it was covered already. Still probably the best way I'd seen the death of a cast member handled, if not one of the most waterworks-inducing...
 
2013-07-15 04:31:38 PM
The Leo stuff with West Wing always struck me as spooky.  His char has a heart attack that sidelines him and puts CJ in CoS position.  Then what, less than a year later the actor has a real heart attack.
 
2013-07-15 04:33:55 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No Mr. Hooper?


Do the needful: How could they leave out Mr. Hooper?


Ashyukun: Came to gripe about the lack of Sesame Street, glad to see it was covered already. Still probably the best way I'd seen the death of a cast member handled, if not one of the most waterworks-inducing...


For those that have never seen it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjFbz6vGU8

/Be ready to cry
//A Lot
 
2013-07-15 04:36:58 PM

LandOfChocolate: I wasn't aware that John Spencer and John Ritter were dead.

Bummer.


I see him every year in my annual viewing of the best Christmas movie ever (and his last movie): Bad Santa

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-15 04:39:33 PM
Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.
 
2013-07-15 04:42:04 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No Mr. Hooper?


Do the needful: How could they leave out Mr. Hooper?


Seriously, came in to say this.  List is fail without:
www.majhost.com
 
2013-07-15 04:42:07 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No Mr. Hooper?


Do the needful: How could they leave out Mr. Hooper?


Holy farking fark!  3 seconds.  Poor Mr. Looper.
/and John Ritter.  Not funny ha ha
 
2013-07-15 04:44:28 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.


I think we're all in agreement that Weird Al, Muppets, Bob Ross and Mister Rogers all cool.
 
2013-07-15 04:46:43 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.


Uh...no, I don't think anybody's really saying that.  Some of us like Woody, but still miss Coach.  (From Cheers, not Craig T. Nelson...although maybe that, too.  Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Heckle.)

/still miss Phil & Redd, too
//that wasn't crying for Mr. Hooper, that was, uh, my allergies
///(no know allergies, esp. not to slashies)
 
2013-07-15 04:47:09 PM
RIP Nick Yemana

www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2013-07-15 04:49:07 PM
No known ones, either.
 
2013-07-15 04:49:16 PM

Six_By_Nine: Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.

I think we're all in agreement that Weird Al, Muppets, Bob Ross and Mister Rogers all cool.


FTFY

/25 years ago, maybe. Now, not so much
 
2013-07-15 04:50:19 PM

ten foiled hats: Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.

Uh...no, I don't think anybody's really saying that.  Some of us like Woody, but still miss Coach.  (From Cheers, not Craig T. Nelson...although maybe that, too.  Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Heckle.)

/still miss Phil & Redd, too
//that wasn't crying for Mr. Hooper, that was, uh, my allergies
///(no know allergies, esp. not to slashies)


The article shiats all over Woody.
 
2013-07-15 04:51:34 PM

Guadior42: Six_By_Nine: Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.

I think we're all in agreement that Weird Al, Muppets, Bob Ross and Mister Rogers all cool.

FTFY

/25 years ago, maybe. Now, not so much


Why in the ever-loving fark would you cross out Weird Al?!
 
2013-07-15 04:54:10 PM
scottydoesntknow:

Why in the ever-loving fark would you cross out Weird Al?!

Sorry, but he just leaves me cold. My memories of really loving his stuff, back in the day just don't hold up to my present re-listening to the old stuff, and hearing the newer stuff.

/maybe I'm just old.
//Rush, Yes and Pink Floyd are holding up pretty well.
 
2013-07-15 04:54:23 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: ten foiled hats: Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.

Uh...no, I don't think anybody's really saying that.  Some of us like Woody, but still miss Coach.  (From Cheers, not Craig T. Nelson...although maybe that, too.  Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Heckle.)

/still miss Phil & Redd, too
//that wasn't crying for Mr. Hooper, that was, uh, my allergies
///(no know allergies, esp. not to slashies)

The article shiats all over Woody.


Where at?

The only mention of Woody is The guilt: his replacement, Woody Boyd, introduced the world to Woody Harrelson. The world is worse off for losing Colasanto; the world is better off with Woody Harrelson in it
 
2013-07-15 04:55:22 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: ten foiled hats: Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.

Uh...no, I don't think anybody's really saying that.  Some of us like Woody, but still miss Coach.  (From Cheers, not Craig T. Nelson...although maybe that, too.  Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Heckle.)

/still miss Phil & Redd, too
//that wasn't crying for Mr. Hooper, that was, uh, my allergies
///(no know allergies, esp. not to slashies)

The article shiats all over Woody.


Totally?

(I'm missing something.  Shocker, that.)
 
2013-07-15 04:55:22 PM

scottydoesntknow: Guadior42: Six_By_Nine: Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.

I think we're all in agreement that Weird Al, Muppets, Bob Ross and Mister Rogers all cool.

FTFY

/25 years ago, maybe. Now, not so much

Why in the ever-loving fark would you cross out Weird Al?!


You know, it wasn't too long ago that Weird Al did an interview on a podcast where he said he didn't like Mad Magazine as much as he did when he was a teenager.

I get where the guy is coming from.  It's all good.
 
2013-07-15 04:56:05 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

"They replaced me with the guy from The Gilmore Girls? Really?"
 
2013-07-15 04:57:02 PM

Guadior42: Sorry, but he just leaves me cold. My memories of really loving his stuff, back in the day just don't hold up to my present re-listening to the old stuff, and hearing the newer stuff.


Sorry to hear that. I had the exact opposite experience recently. Went through old CDs I had at my parent's house and found "Running With Scissors" and "Bad Hair Day". Popped them in and it was like listening to them all over again.

I was amazed I could still remember all the lyrics to "The Saga Begins" (the only good thing to come out of the prequels).
 
2013-07-15 04:57:13 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.


Remember, the Internet is pretty young - it only knew Woody Harrelson from the mid to late 90s and forward - Natural Born Killers, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and the like. Watching him play more or less squeaky clean Woody Boyd is disturbing to them.
 
2013-07-15 04:59:03 PM

WippitGuud: [images.tvrage.com image 315x248]

The Night Court episode that dealt with Selma's death is on my Top-5 episode list.


And when her replacement, Florence, died a year later, it was only acknowledged with one line from Harry.

/supposedly, that's why they cast a young Marsha Warfield... they were tired of strange voiced, chain smoking older women dying on them.

//Also, no Chico and the Man? Freddie Prinze is replaced by a 12-year-old "Chico", and eventually, they say the original Chico died in Mexico.
 
2013-07-15 05:00:36 PM

Guadior42: My memories of really loving his stuff, back in the day just don't hold up to my present re-listening to the old stuff


NOT OKAY.  Nature Trail To Hell In 3-D still absolutely rules.  (From what I remember; I haven't actually heard that album in...oh, jesus.)
 
2013-07-15 05:02:34 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: ten foiled hats: Jim from Saint Paul: Wait so people don't like Woody from Cheers?

JESUS CHRIST. Like something internet. ANYTHING. GOOOOOLLLLLLLLLYYYY.

Uh...no, I don't think anybody's really saying that.  Some of us like Woody, but still miss Coach.  (From Cheers, not Craig T. Nelson...although maybe that, too.  Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Heckle.)

/still miss Phil & Redd, too
//that wasn't crying for Mr. Hooper, that was, uh, my allergies
///(no know allergies, esp. not to slashies)

The article shiats all over Woody.


FTFA: The guilt: his replacement, Woody Boyd, introduced the world to Woody Harrelson. The world is worse off for losing Colasanto; the world is better off with Woody Harrelson in it.

By saying that they feel guilty for liking him despite also liking the actor he replaced?

/what definition of "shiats all over" are you using, anyway?
 
2013-07-15 05:03:29 PM

puckrock2000: [upload.wikimedia.org image 450x455]

"They replaced me with the guy from The Gilmore Girls? Really?"


No, he was replaced by Dennis Farina, best known fior Crime Story.

And Lennie's death was only mentioned a couple of times... once by Mike Logan in L&O: Criminal Intent, and once by the Lieutenant in the final season... both long after Jerry Orbach died.
 
2013-07-15 05:06:18 PM
splitsider.com

You're still with us, brother.  We'll mourn ya 'till we join ya.

www.yourprops.com
 
2013-07-15 05:07:33 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No Mr. Hooper?


Beat me too it...
 
2013-07-15 05:09:31 PM
There go my nipples again...
 
2013-07-15 05:11:20 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-07-15 05:12:45 PM

LandOfChocolate: I wasn't aware that John Spencer and John Ritter were dead.

Bummer.


Just in case...

i113.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-15 05:16:39 PM
The Newsradio episode after Phil Hartman died should have been included.
 
2013-07-15 05:19:24 PM

WippitGuud: [images.tvrage.com image 315x248]

The Night Court episode that dealt with Selma's death is on my Top-5 episode list.


This and

 

timujin: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No Mr. Hooper?

Do the needful: How could they leave out Mr. Hooper?

Seriously, came in to say this.  List is fail without:
[www.majhost.com image 290x249]


This.
 
2013-07-15 05:24:39 PM

scottydoesntknow: Guadior42: Sorry, but he just leaves me cold. My memories of really loving his stuff, back in the day just don't hold up to my present re-listening to the old stuff, and hearing the newer stuff.

Sorry to hear that. I had the exact opposite experience recently. Went through old CDs I had at my parent's house and found "Running With Scissors" and "Bad Hair Day". Popped them in and it was like listening to them all over again.

I was amazed I could still remember all the lyrics to "The Saga Begins" (the only good thing to come out of the prequels).


I loved the video from "The Saga Begins".

/downloaded the complete Weird Al library from Isohunt
 
2013-07-15 05:28:22 PM
I was driving on the freeway in the fast lane with a rabid wolverine in my underwear when suddenly a guy behind me in the backseat popped right up and cupped his hands across my eyes

/yes I rmember the whole thing
 
2013-07-15 05:29:44 PM

FirstNationalBastard: puckrock2000: [upload.wikimedia.org image 450x455]

"They replaced me with the guy from The Gilmore Girls? Really?"

No, he was replaced by Dennis Farina, best known fior Crime Story.

And Lennie's death was only mentioned a couple of times... once by Mike Logan in L&O: Criminal Intent, and once by the Lieutenant in the final season... both long after Jerry Orbach died.


No, after Jerry Orbach left L&O Classic, the Lennie Briscoe character became a regular on L&O: Trial By Jury, but Orbach died of cancer after filming only 2 episodes; he was replaced by Scott Cohen.
 
2013-07-15 05:33:00 PM

FirstNationalBastard: WippitGuud: [images.tvrage.com image 315x248]

The Night Court episode that dealt with Selma's death is on my Top-5 episode list.

And when her replacement, Florence, died a year later, it was only acknowledged with one line from Harry.

/supposedly, that's why they cast a young Marsha Warfield... they were tired of strange voiced, chain smoking older women dying on them.


Be fair, though - they gave Flo her send-off while she was still alive, but weren't sure if she would survive through the season.

And Marsha Warfield had her own diabetes scare - that also got its own episode in the show. Female bailiffs were cursed on that show, I swear.
 
2013-07-15 05:44:07 PM

puckrock2000: FirstNationalBastard: puckrock2000: [upload.wikimedia.org image 450x455]

"They replaced me with the guy from The Gilmore Girls? Really?"

No, he was replaced by Dennis Farina, best known fior Crime Story.

And Lennie's death was only mentioned a couple of times... once by Mike Logan in L&O: Criminal Intent, and once by the Lieutenant in the final season... both long after Jerry Orbach died.

No, after Jerry Orbach left L&O Classic, the Lennie Briscoe character became a regular on L&O: Trial By Jury, but Orbach died of cancer after filming only 2 episodes; he was replaced by Scott Cohen.


You are correct, sir. I was referring to Classic only, not really thinking Trial By Jury counted.


Ramien: FirstNationalBastard: WippitGuud: [images.tvrage.com image 315x248]

The Night Court episode that dealt with Selma's death is on my Top-5 episode list.

And when her replacement, Florence, died a year later, it was only acknowledged with one line from Harry.

/supposedly, that's why they cast a young Marsha Warfield... they were tired of strange voiced, chain smoking older women dying on them.

Be fair, though - they gave Flo her send-off while she was still alive, but weren't sure if she would survive through the season.

And Marsha Warfield had her own diabetes scare - that also got its own episode in the show. Female bailiffs were cursed on that show, I swear.


Yeah, they did give Flo the retirement episode, only to have her still employed at the end of the episode and appearing in the season finale two-parter right after her big episode... and it was a damn good episode, too. They gave her a script to make her shine.

I just thought it was odd she only got a one line mention in the first episode after her death.

/And I still prefer to believe the reason Bull went from intelligent but flaky to childlike and naive was because he couldn't handle Selma and Flo leaving him within such a short time.
 
2013-07-15 05:51:25 PM
timstvshowcase.com
 
2013-07-15 05:59:32 PM
ratings quickly tanked, because David Spade

Ah David Spade. The poor man's Dana Carvey. Who is a poor man's Martin Short.
 
2013-07-15 06:00:48 PM

scottydoesntknow: Andy Whitfield, Spartacus

I was watching the 1st season of Spartacus yesterday while cleaning the house (specifically the Pit and the season finale). Whitfield was soooo good. Mcintyre did a fantastic job too and I felt kinda bad that some people didn't give him a chance simply because he wasn't Whitfield.

/Spartacus Season 1 finalie is one of the best of all time
//OF ALL TIME!
///KILL THEM ALL!


I watched this on Netflix.  The first 5 episodes weren't that great or didn't find their rhythm, but literally every successive episode was better than the last all the way up to the finale.  I can't really remember a show that got progressively better that way up to a fully satisfying finale.
 
2013-07-15 06:06:58 PM

fusillade762: Ah David Spade. The poor man's Dana Carvey. Who is a poor man's Martin Short.


Which shows what true disregard we have for the poor.
 
2013-07-15 06:08:55 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I was driving on the freeway in the fast lane with a rabid wolverine in my underwear when suddenly a guy behind me in the backseat popped right up and cupped his hands across my eyes

/yes I rmember the whole thing


Damnit, I have that CD in a box of other CDs buried at the bottom of my storage closet. Guess what I'm going to be digging out when I get home tonight?
 
2013-07-15 06:12:41 PM

Jodeo: RIP Nick Yemana

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 397x308]


Wow, only one mention of Jack Soo (thus far).  I'm amazed.
 
2013-07-15 06:13:28 PM

fusillade762: Ah David Spade. The poor man's Dana Carvey. Who is a poor man's Martin Short.


No, Carvey and Short are actually funny.
 
2013-07-15 06:35:15 PM

Bubblegum Tate: scottydoesntknow: Andy Whitfield, Spartacus

I was watching the 1st season of Spartacus yesterday while cleaning the house (specifically the Pit and the season finale). Whitfield was soooo good. Mcintyre did a fantastic job too and I felt kinda bad that some people didn't give him a chance simply because he wasn't Whitfield.

/Spartacus Season 1 finalie is one of the best of all time
//OF ALL TIME!
///KILL THEM ALL!

I watched this on Netflix.  The first 5 episodes weren't that great or didn't find their rhythm, but literally every successive episode was better than the last all the way up to the finale.  I can't really remember a show that got progressively better that way up to a fully satisfying finale.


I had actually written it off after the first episode as a glorified 300 rip-off. My dad, who never, ever gets hooked on shows, told me to stay with it because it gets much better around the 4th episode (where he fights in the pits of the underworld). After that I was hooked.
 
2013-07-15 06:43:19 PM
I see that Mr. Hooper on Sesame Street and Flo from Night Court have been covered.

One I'm surprised that wasn't mentioned is Dolph Sweet in Gimmie a Break.
 
2013-07-15 06:50:25 PM

gimmegimme: You're still with us, brother.  We'll mourn ya 'till we join ya.


I was (and still am) a huge Newsradio fan so that was definitely the death that most affected me.

So sad. Such a waste of a great talent and great man.

Still can't get through that episode without crying, especially watching Dave Foley trying and failing to keep it together while reading Bill's letter to the staff.
 
2013-07-15 07:11:53 PM
Ok, so somehow I read that as the article writer disliked Woody. My bad.
 
2013-07-15 07:11:58 PM

buckeyebrain: Jodeo: RIP Nick Yemana

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 397x308]

Wow, only one mention of Jack Soo (thus far).  I'm amazed.


upload.wikimedia.org

"It must have been the coffee."
www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2013-07-15 07:25:03 PM

fusillade762: ratings quickly tanked, because David Spade

Ah David Spade. The poor man's Dana Carvey. Who is a poor man's Martin Short.


And yet he's had 3 major series runs (SNL, Just Shoot Me, Rules of Engagement) and how many shiatty movies? I don't get it. His act is the same in everything and he's awful...but there he is.
 
2013-07-15 07:28:33 PM
Although I never really watched Brooke Sheilds' "Suddenly Susan", I ended up watching the episode dealing with the death of actor David Strickland.  The idea that his character had gone missing, and while looking for him, it was discovered that he had this outside life of doing small good deeds around the neighborhood that his co-workers never saw was a nice tribute to what kind of lives any TV character might live out of sight of the camera, or the writers.  And what any of us viewers possibly miss out on, and what gets lost when Actors pass away.
 
2013-07-15 07:28:35 PM

WippitGuud: Night

Court

THIS.
And they had to do it twice.
And where was NEWS RADIO?

Fail article has failed.
 
2013-07-15 07:29:40 PM
Wouldn't be much of a stretch to put Chef from South Park on that list, especially because he he died without returning to the show.

/Also, I'm finally going to see Weird Al live in a few weeks
 
2013-07-15 07:31:41 PM

Zombie DJ: WippitGuud: Night Court

THIS.
And they had to do it twice.
And where was NEWS RADIO?

Fail article has failed.


They mentioned in the Simpsons bit that they covered Newsradio in another article and provided a link.
 
2013-07-15 07:33:17 PM

LonMead: "It must have been the coffee."


www.sitcomsonline.com

And to make me feel even older, three of these six dudes (Luger, Leavitt, Dietrich) are dead as well. And yet Vigoda lives....
 
2013-07-15 07:37:00 PM
 
2013-07-15 07:37:12 PM

Born to Die: LonMead: "It must have been the coffee."

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 500x333]

And to make me feel even older, three of these six dudes (Luger, Leavitt, Dietrich) are dead as well. And yet Vigoda lives....



Steve Landesberg gone?  DAYAM!
 
2013-07-15 07:38:33 PM

buckeyebrain: fusillade762: Ah David Spade. The poor man's Dana Carvey. Who is a poor man's Martin Short.

No, Carvey and Short are actually funny.


You sound poor.
 
2013-07-15 07:40:45 PM

Born to Die: LonMead: "It must have been the coffee."

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 500x333]

And to make me feel even older, three of these six dudes (Luger, Leavitt, Dietrich) are dead as well. And yet Vigoda lives....


You say that as if he'll ever die.
 
2013-07-15 07:43:58 PM

Jodeo: RIP Nick Yemana

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 397x308]


I have this memory of an episode where Yemana accidentally eats some pot brownies. Mushy, mushy, mushy. I was a little kid then but it still cracks me up. Could not find GIS.
 
2013-07-15 07:56:23 PM

SauceIT: Jodeo: RIP Nick Yemana

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 397x308]

I have this memory of an episode where Yemana accidentally eats some pot brownies. Mushy, mushy, mushy. I was a little kid then but it still cracks me up. Could not find GIS.


"The best I've felt in 20 years, and it's illegal."  --Fish
 
2013-07-15 07:57:05 PM

scottydoesntknow: Andy Whitfield, Spartacus

I was watching the 1st season of Spartacus yesterday while cleaning the house (specifically the Pit and the season finale). Whitfield was soooo good. Mcintyre did a fantastic job too and I felt kinda bad that some people didn't give him a chance simply because he wasn't Whitfield.

/Spartacus Season 1 finalie is one of the best of all time
//OF ALL TIME!
///KILL THEM ALL!


My single favorite hour of TV by far is Kill Them All.  Mcintyre did a brilliant job.  It would have been amazing to see Andy do the entire series, but second to that it would have been great if Liam had done season 1 instead.  I promise you he would have been just as brilliant.
 
2013-07-15 08:28:39 PM

Born to Die: LonMead: "It must have been the coffee."

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 500x333]

And to make me feel even older, three of these six dudes (Luger, Leavitt, Dietrich) are dead as well. And yet Vigoda lives....


Shirt. I didn't know that Steve Landesberg died. Awful. One of the best stand-ups ever, and he created one of my favorite sitcom characters.

Deitrich: "Funny, isn't it?"
Perp: "What?"
Deitrich: "You making potholders."
Perp: "Why?"
Deitrich: "You're the one getting burned."
Perp: "What?"
Deitrich: "Hey, you wanted  Dragnet."
 
2013-07-15 08:38:46 PM
Born To Die And to make me feel even older, three of these six dudes (Luger, Leavitt, Dietrich) are dead as well. And yet Vigoda lives....

Ron Glass was the first celebrity I saw in California, walking thru downtown Beverly Hills...

puckrock2000 "They replaced me with the guy from The Gilmore Girls? Really?"

He woulda been dead a lot earlier if Crazy Joe Gallo hadn't sacrificed himself...
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/gangsters_outlaws/family_epics/co lo mbo/6.html
 
2013-07-15 08:40:12 PM

buckeyebrain: I have this memory of an episode where Yemana accidentally eats some pot brownies. Mushy, mushy, mushy. I was a little kid then but it still cracks me up. Could not find GIS.


Closest I could get:
Link  Around 4:45
 
2013-07-15 08:52:38 PM

timujin: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No Mr. Hooper?

Do the needful: How could they leave out Mr. Hooper?

Seriously, came in to say this.  List is fail without: [pic]


I also came here to say this. I had 'List Fails without Mr. Hooper' already fired up even as I was reading the article, waiting to be deprived of my fark-worthy post, and getting to the number one spot to see...

HOLY CRAP they actually DID fail to list Mr. Hooper.

I'm... speechless...


Speaking of... that reminds me:

i.imgur.com

/wow, can't believe it's been 14 years now...
 
2013-07-15 08:53:11 PM
The episode of The Middle, after Aunt Ginny (Frances Bay) died, features 10 of the funniest minutes in TV.
 
2013-07-15 08:55:37 PM
I think TVLine did a better job with their list. I actually thought that uproxx had ripped it off at first glance.
 
2013-07-15 09:09:42 PM

PacificaFitz: scottydoesntknow: Andy Whitfield, Spartacus

I was watching the 1st season of Spartacus yesterday while cleaning the house (specifically the Pit and the season finale). Whitfield was soooo good. Mcintyre did a fantastic job too and I felt kinda bad that some people didn't give him a chance simply because he wasn't Whitfield.

/Spartacus Season 1 finalie is one of the best of all time
//OF ALL TIME!
///KILL THEM ALL!

My single favorite hour of TV by far is Kill Them All.  Mcintyre did a brilliant job.  It would have been amazing to see Andy do the entire series, but second to that it would have been great if Liam had done season 1 instead.  I promise you he would have been just as brilliant.


Agreed.  What an incredibly satisfying episode.  Spartacus is hugely underrated, gets overshadowed by all those HBO shows but it is quite good.  Gave up after the first episode, gave it another chance, and the finale was a great pay-off.  I always chuckle when people comment how much gore and nudity "Game of Thrones" has - they obviously have never seen "Spartacus."
 
2013-07-15 09:17:02 PM

Fireproof: Wouldn't be much of a stretch to put Chef from South Park on that list, especially because he he died without returning to the show.

/Also, I'm finally going to see Weird Al live in a few weeks


If you haven't seen him before, you're in for a hell of a show as he & the band are just really excellent entertainers. IMO everyone should see Weird Al (et al) live,  at least once.
 
2013-07-15 09:25:18 PM

puckrock2000: FirstNationalBastard: puckrock2000: [upload.wikimedia.org image 450x455]

"They replaced me with the guy from The Gilmore Girls? Really?"

No, he was replaced by Dennis Farina, best known fior Crime Story.

And Lennie's death was only mentioned a couple of times... once by Mike Logan in L&O: Criminal Intent, and once by the Lieutenant in the final season... both long after Jerry Orbach died.

No, after Jerry Orbach left L&O Classic, the Lennie Briscoe character became a regular on L&O: Trial By Jury, but Orbach died of cancer after filming only 2 episodes; he was replaced by Scott Cohen.


Not only that, but in one or maybe even his last episode, Det.Green said his depression over Lenny's death had pushed him back into his gambling habit.

I liked Dennis Farina's character, from the old style smooth, borderline rule breaking, mysterious independent wealth, he time he scared the hell out of McCoy, the .357 snub in a Glock police force, he was pretty good. More interesting than Jeremy Sisko, I thought.
 
2013-07-15 09:27:22 PM
Another article (that got red listed and linked to here) that had a "7 show" list had Mr. Hooper, but, still no Darren's or Night Court mentions.
 
2013-07-15 09:29:56 PM
Zombalupagus:
Speaking of... that reminds me:

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/wow, can't believe it's been 14 years now...


24 years, man.
 
2013-07-15 10:07:11 PM
I wasnt born when mr hooper died. That was depressing
 
2013-07-15 10:34:19 PM

catzies: Fireproof: Wouldn't be much of a stretch to put Chef from South Park on that list, especially because he he died without returning to the show.

/Also, I'm finally going to see Weird Al live in a few weeks

If you haven't seen him before, you're in for a hell of a show as he & the band are just really excellent entertainers. IMO everyone should see Weird Al (et al) live,  at least once.


Not to mention you do get to hear a few songs that aren't on the albums for one reason or another.
 
2013-07-15 10:43:11 PM
Still waiting for the next Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy segment on Spongebob.
 
2013-07-15 11:10:15 PM

Jodeo: RIP Nick Yemana


Was going to say that one myself. Watching that episode when they used to show reruns introduced me to the concept of Japanese internment camps when I was a kid.
 
2013-07-15 11:29:03 PM

Uncle Pooky: LandOfChocolate: I wasn't aware that John Spencer and John Ritter were dead.

Bummer.

Just in case...

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nextprojection.com
 
2013-07-15 11:32:55 PM

LucklessWonder: Zombalupagus:
Speaking of... that reminds me:

[i.imgur.com image 747x467]

/wow, can't believe it's been 14 years now...

24 years, man.


Math is hard.
 
2013-07-15 11:34:20 PM

Guadior42: scottydoesntknow:

Why in the ever-loving fark would you cross out Weird Al?!

Sorry, but he just leaves me cold. My memories of really loving his stuff, back in the day just don't hold up to my present re-listening to the old stuff, and hearing the newer stuff.

/maybe I'm just old.
//Rush, Yes and Pink Floyd are holding up pretty well.


Saw roger waters do the wall in edmonton last year.
sold out show. And it was absolutley awesome. Bordering on a religious experience.


of course I smoked like 13 joints in the stands.
 
2013-07-15 11:37:39 PM
I wonder if they ever had a contingency script written for if Lt. Fish kicked the bucket.
 
2013-07-16 12:19:01 AM
I'll throw in Diana Hyland, who not only was the first mom on Eight Is Enough, but was also an early beard of John Travolta's.  After her death from breast cancer, Betty Buckley stepped in to become the stepmom.
 
2013-07-16 12:52:10 AM
I've rated too many "smart" posts in this thread. The 2 I know of are Night Court, and Law and Order.

Also:
i265.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-16 02:23:38 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No Mr. Hooper?


I had a friend who talked like him who used to really kick ass on a snowmobile. I called him that and we both had lots of fun, him driving and me hanging on for dear life on that damn thing, laughing our asses off and freezing and having great times. We were about 7 or 8 . I couldnt watch the show after my friend got crushed by a logging truck or a bus ( some memories fade, thankfully ) .

Anyhow- 2 shows from the seventies and since that handled death in a respectful manner that is worthy of mention. - When Henry Blakes plane was shot down over the sea of Japan on M*A*S*H , and News Radio, after Phill Hartman died.
Honorable mention goes to House, as it was a mystery as to why he ( house ) had failed to see it coming.
I am sure there are a couple others. Yes, I have seen Wristcutters and six teet under and oz and rome and deadwood and dea like me, and so on.
Some think death is but a door that opens, others see a dead end. I am of the former opinion.
 
2013-07-16 03:19:13 AM
John Spencer's death changed the entire outcome of The West Wing (If you believe what all the talent says) and, I'm sorry, but even without Sorkin's "When he's on, its amazing, and when he is off it is TERRIBLE" writing... it remains one of the best shows I have ever watched... and continue to watch.
 
2013-07-16 10:01:22 AM

LucklessWonder: Zombalupagus:
Speaking of... that reminds me:

/wow, can't believe it's been 14 years now...

24 years, man.


Oh God. You're right. Holy Gods I'm old.

/and I still miss him.
 
2013-07-16 10:11:08 AM
alienated:Anyhow- 2 shows from the seventies and since that handled death in a respectful manner that is worthy of mention. - When Henry Blakes plane was shot down over the sea of Japan on M*A*S*H , and News Radio, after Phill Hartman died.

The character of Henry Blake was killed off, but the actor MacLean Stevenson was still very much alive (though he did kill off his career by quitting M*A*S*H to star in Hello, Larry).
 
2013-07-16 10:48:03 AM
2 shows from the seventies and since that handled death in a respectful manner that is worthy of mention. - When Henry Blakes plane was shot down over the sea of Japan on M*A*S*H , and News Radio, after Phill Hartman died.


Newsradio: not a 70s show.
 
2013-07-16 11:07:08 AM
Oh I'm sure majority of the Fark beta male brigade watch Glee.
 
2013-07-16 06:20:59 PM
Wasn't John Ritter also JD's father on scrubs?
 
2013-07-16 06:34:22 PM

Waldo Pepper: Wasn't John Ritter also JD's father on scrubs?


Good call. I forgot about that episode where he and his brother dealt with his death.
 
2013-07-16 11:42:00 PM

Shadow Blasko: John Spencer's death changed the entire outcome of The West Wing (If you believe what all the talent says) and, I'm sorry, but even without Sorkin's "When he's on, its amazing, and when he is off it is TERRIBLE" writing... it remains one of the best shows I have ever watched... and continue to watch.


I don't believe for a second Vinnick was going to win.
 
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