12 Responses to “Darren McGavin Dead”

  1. Who the hell is gonna fix the fuse when it blows? Gonna have to watch NightStalker and Christmas Story now.

    Thanx for everything Mr. McG! :-)

  2. Noooooo!

    I blame the Chicago police.

  3. My friend JUST started rewatching Nightstalker last night. I have informed him that this is all his fault.

    I’ll go watch Nightstalker again once BSG is over.

  4. Nightstalker fans – click on my name. Brilliant info on the show.
    Particularly entertaining are interviews with McGavin where he
    screams about the network, their lack of support for the show,
    understanding of the material and their contempt for the audience.
    I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to McGavin than
    reading that stuff.

  5. First Don Knotts, now McGavin . . . we’re losing all the greats, people!

    Had a momentary brainular inversion when I read McGavin played the dad in Christmas Story. Took me a second to realize “well, DUH, of course it was.” I hope his estate gets residuals.

    (Every one of Jean Shepherd’s TV productions featured a different actor playing My Old Man. And a different kid playing Ralphie, for that matter.)

  6. It’s a terrible thing that it’s easier for me to remember My Old Man in Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss than My Old Man in A Christmas Story.

    Possibly it’s just Jerry O’Connell’s fault.

  7. Everything is Jerry O’Connell’s fault.

  8. Knotts, McGavin and now Octavia Butler, I’m sorry to say.

    Word from Steven Barnes on that latest obituary here.

  9. Octavia Butler, too? Man, I’m gonna puch God in the nuts for that one.

  10. How about his Martian Chronicles performances? I seem to recall that was on his resume once upon a time, too…

  11. Butler’s death is especially sad. She was relatively young, and had more books ahead of her. Bummer.

  12. Took me a second to realize “well, DUH, of course it was.” I hope his estate gets residuals.