Sunday, February 26, 2006

Darren McGavin McLeod McDead or McAlive?

Cap'n Stubing dodges another bullet, and does not die. Gopher, that's terrific! Vicky ... that's terrific! Julie ... Doc ... Charo ... terr-rific!

Unfortunately, the Grim Reaper has come for the dad from that ubiquitous chunk of revisionist-nostalgiana, An Xmas Story.

Darren McGavin, RIP

I repeat -- Darren McGavin, dead. Gavin McLeod, alive. I know it's confusing. I've been confused about Gavin McLeod's state of mortality/vitality for nearly 20 years now. But I know one thing -- Murray Slaughter was the best name for a supporting character in a sitcom, ever. Gavin ... you're terrific!

UPDATE: And now Dennis Weaver? So it's ... McGavin McLeod McCloud? And one of them is alive? Forget it. I give up.

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