Darren McGavin, "The Old Man," dead at 83

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  1. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    While not as high-profile as Don Knotts I guess, Darren McGavin, probably best known to many, certainly here, as the father from A Christmas Story also died. :( 

    CNN.com

     
  2. Razerwire

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    Saw this on the news yesterday...

    Life is too fraa-gee-lay...:( 
     
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    We watch that movie every year.

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    Any one remember the made for TV 4th of July movie with all the same characters? The Ralphie character was older and played by a different actor but McGavin still played the dad. I wish that would come out on DVD.
     
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    I remember watching that and thinking WTF? They made a sequel?
     
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    Damn Bumpuses!
     
  6. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    My dad and I always especially liked the part where the narrator/Ralphie talked about how the old man "wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan"...as we both knew it applied to him, too.



    "Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master."
     

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