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Sunday, February 26, 2006

R.I.P...the Old Man and Mr. Furley

"That night, after everyone had gone to bed, the old man went and and buried the leg in the backyard next to the shed...I swore I heard the sound of taps being played..."

This weekend, the world mourns the loss of two legends of Hollywood. Darren Mcgavin, with a career spanning 60 years, died at the age of 83. He starred in numerous movies and TV shows but will forever be remembered each and every Christmas on TBS as "the Old man" who loved his lamp more than anything...I'll never say "Sons of bitches...Papa says!" again without thinking of him.

"Anyone up for last call at the Regal Beagle...I hear it's swinger's night!"

Don Knotts, portrayer of two of the most lovable fools in TV history, Barney Fife and Ralph Furley, also past away at the age 81. Who knew Three's Company could survive without the Ropers? Shame on them for thinking they could have a successful spin-off...but great for us b/c we were treated to some of the best lines and silk scarves ever used on television...they'll truly be missed.

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