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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.



I loved the SNL parodies of his show!


After Church Lady, one of Dana Carvey's best characters.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.

I loved the SNL parodies of his show!

Stopped watching Saturday Night Live around 1976 so I never so them.
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
So you got pissed when Chevy Chase left?

Might have been '78, I know I wasn't watching in the 80s.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."


On a probability scale from zero to 10 — zero meaning zero probability, 10 meaning metaphysical certitude, is today a sad day?

I'd give it a 10.

Bye Bye!

Frown
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."


On a probability scale from zero to 10 — zero meaning zero probability, 10 meaning metaphysical certitude, is today a sad day?

I'd give it a 10.

Bye Bye!

Frown

Very nice!
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.


I watched his show probably within the last 2-3 months, and he wasn't looking too good. Always enjoyed the show because they seemed to present both sides politically. I'll miss it.
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Originally posted by eyesintime:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"John McLaughlin, the host of TV’s The McLaughlin Group since its debut in January 1982, died on Tuesday at age 89."

I probably started watching his show right around when it began. So much better than today's usual panels on CNN, Fox, etc.


I watched his show probably within the last 2-3 months, and he wasn't looking too good. Always enjoyed the show because they seemed to present both sides politically. I'll miss it.


I sat next to him on a flight into National (I still call it by its old name) where we had a very scary landing as there was still a plane on the runway and the pilot had to pull up and abort the landing and in my head I imagined him blurting out "wrong" - and calling on the next guest
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Michel Richard. Great chef. Fed me very well many times. RIP.

PH


PH, there is still a wonderful French pastry shop in Santa Fe he had great influence on when he lived and worked in Santa Fe.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Michel Richard. Great chef. Fed me very well many times. RIP.

PH


PH, there is still a wonderful French pastry shop in Santa Fe he had great influence on when he lived and worked in Santa Fe.


MMMMM... Pastry! Cool I'll need to come see you when you're out that way one of these days. Love to D and the Js.

PH
Steven Hill. Many know him as Adam Schiff on Law and Order, but us old folks remember him as the team leader on the first season of Mission Impossible. I believe he left because as an Orthodox Jew he couldn't get off the times he needed.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Steven Hill. Many know him as Adam Schiff on Law and Order, but us old folks remember him as the team leader on the first season of Mission Impossible. I believe he left because as an Orthodox Jew he couldn't get off the times he needed.


He had such a great character on L&O, he was excellent as a curmudgeon
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Originally posted by patespo1:
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Steven Hill. Many know him as Adam Schiff on Law and Order, but us old folks remember him as the team leader on the first season of Mission Impossible. I believe he left because as an Orthodox Jew he couldn't get off the times he needed.


He had such a great character on L&O, he was excellent as a curmudgeon

He's my role model. Wink
A little esoteric, but Toots Thielemans passed away a few days back. Cat could play the harp. Flat out amazing talent. RIP.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
A little esoteric, but Toots Thielemans passed away a few days back. Cat could play the harp. Flat out amazing talent. RIP.

PH

No! Wow, I'm surprised this is the first I've heard of his passing. Such a talent. He played with everyone from Jaco Pastorius to Billy Joel. And there likely isn't a single person on the forum who hasn't heard him play. That's his harp playing on the Sesame Street theme.
"Designer Sonia Rykiel, known for a relaxed style, dies at 86." Fashion designer responsible for the French "Mod" look of the 60's and 70's.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
"Designer Sonia Rykiel, known for a relaxed style, dies at 86." Fashion designer responsible for the French "Mod" look of the 60's and 70's.


Our cleaning woman's grandmother died in Brazil. Her contribution to my life far outshone Sonia Rykiel's.
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Originally posted by irwin:
Gene Wilder....age 83.


Deserves its own thread. Comic brilliance.

Interesting, his list of movies roles is actually very small. Remember his first movie turn as the undertaker in Bonnie and Clyde when it came out--perhaps the only thing I liked about the movie. Of course The Producers is his high water mark. Had a strange short time with terminally ill Gilda Radner--but he was there for her no matter how difficult it got.

And am I the only person who saw, Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx? In the theater no less.
Producers
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Willy Wonka
Silver Streak
Frisco Kid - a personal favorite
Stir Crazy - dumb but Prior and Wilder together was hilarious to me as a 10-12 year old.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by irwin:
Gene Wilder....age 83.


Deserves its own thread. Comic brilliance.

+1 Sad to hear. His family's official comment is interesting and warm hearted.
Once again, I disagree. I found his over-acting intolerable and his reliance on constant smiling obnoxious. I'm sorry to hear of his passing, but I will continue to avoid his movies.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Interesting, his list of movies roles is actually very small. Remember his first movie turn as the undertaker in Bonnie and Clyde when it came out--perhaps the only thing I liked about the movie.


Really?? Great movie with excellent performances by so many, even Beatty.
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Originally posted by indybob:
RIP Margrit Mondavi
Best to her family and friends.


Yes indeed. She was interviewed in the documentary Somm: Into the Bottle, which I just watched last night. She came across as an articulate, intelligent, gracious woman.
Moses Malone - the Fo, Fo, Fo prediction did not quite come true for my 76ers, but Fo, Fi, Fo was not too shabby. Thanks for the Championship - a thrill of my childhood.
Edward Albee, what a life and what a playwright you were.

Pulitzer Prize winner in three different decades and a very giving professor at the University of Houston.

R.I.P.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Edward Albee, what a life and what a playwright you were.

Pulitzer Prize winner in three different decades and a very giving professor at the University of Houston.

R.I.P.


A huge loss of a great talent. Frown

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