I was one of few who missed that episode--cant recall why? I was in the 6th grade at the time.
You were in sixth grade - you should not have been watching the show in the first place!
Dallas--I only watched it to keep from going to bed early and most of the time I fell asleep anyway.
I sure miss the days when Magnum P.I. and Simon and Simon were on.
See? You fell asleep - you should have been in bed!
We were also BIG Magnum and Simon & Simon fans!
The Music Man has a special place in my heart, as it prominently features a barbershop quartet - the incomparable "Buffalo Bills," 1950 International Quartet Champions of SPEBSQSA (Barbershop Harmony Society).
As many of you know, I've been a member of the Society since 1979, but sang BBS for years before that, and the movie, released the year after I was born, showcased our artform (one of only 4 original American artforms) with a spectacular quartet.
. . . know that I'm a big R&H fan, having done "Curly" in Oklahoma in summer stock at age 18, and being offered the understudy to that part in the road show revival in 1979. I turned it down to take a college scholarship...I was the first one in my family to go to college.
Tennessean, I appreciated learning these things about you.
You know, these deaths usually happen in threes...makes me nervous!
I often think the same thing, especially if there two in close succession, then I am wondering who the third one will be.
Thanks for posting this . . . though they obviously missed Klugman, Durning, and Dobe. I like the way they interspersed with scenes from the old drive- in.
I'm not generally superstitious, but since I've been noticing this kind of stuff (about 40 years), they do seem to happen in threes (sometimes more) a very high percentage of the time!
It sure did this time!
I just watched him Sunday week ago on TCM in 3 Godfathers. What a great movie and seeing such an icon leave us is so sad. It saddens me to see them all go. And he was so good. Not the biggest actors out there, but seemed to have a big heart.
R.I.P. Dobe. You're walking to the sunset to see your dad, Duke, Pappy, and so many others. It is sad to see them go. What a life!
Thanks, Mike, for that great pic of Dobe! Very precious.