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Zack Brannigan

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« on: 09-12-2003 09:39 »

I just thought I'd mention that John Ritter, star of Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules . . ., has passed away from heart problems.  He was 54, and would have turned 55 next week.

Katey Sagal starred with him in the 8 Simple Rules show, and I wonder what will happen next.  Will they keep the show on the air?  I doubt it.

Just thought I'd mention that.

Here's the link: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030912/ap_on_en_tv/obit_ritter&cid=496&ncid=716
Tweek

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« Reply #1 on: 09-12-2003 09:57 »

That is rather sad, that is too young to die  frown
bankrupt

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« Reply #2 on: 09-12-2003 10:12 »

I never watched 8 Simple Rules, but I've watched a lot of Three's Company in my time.  It's sad to hear, I enjoyed his acting.
Venus

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« Reply #3 on: 09-12-2003 11:42 »

he was real good friends with Katey. I feel bad for the both of them. And the article said he got sick on the set which probably means he got sick in front of either Katey or one of those three teenagers. That must have been real scary for everybody.
Zed 85

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« Reply #4 on: 09-12-2003 11:45 »

That is very sad - 54 really is no age.  no no

I feel for Katey as well, that's another person important to her that's died  frown

And of course to his family and other friends too.  frown
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #5 on: 09-12-2003 11:52 »

I just wonder if they'll continue the show or not.  Will they air the ones that have already been taped, or will they keep them off out of respect?  I wonder what they're gonna do.  It was such a funny, lighthearted, and touching show.  I wish he were still alive, because I wanted to see it continue.  It's terrible that just as he was getting his career back, he passes away.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-12-2003 12:10 »

I've never been a big fan of his, but he was really good at what he did.  It's really sad that he was taken so soon.

 
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It's terrible that just as he was getting his career back, he passes away.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
Smitty

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« Reply #7 on: 09-12-2003 12:12 »

I was in an IT lesson earlier and my teacher was using the overhead thing and he randomly clicked onto the CNN website and there was a short headline about his death (everyone else was gasping about Jonny Cash's death though) and I thought "What'll happen to 8 Simple Rules?

I have never watched 8SR but seeing as one of the lead actors has passed away does this spell the end for the show? And Katey's career? She doesn't have anything else going at the moment.

Condolences to John Ritter's family and friends. 54 is far too young to die. And it came abou so suddenly too so that must be a horrible shock.
Akito01

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« Reply #8 on: 09-12-2003 12:58 »

Very strange, bad day.  In addition to Johnny Cash and John Ritter, it seems Harry Goz has passed away as well.  Watchers of Adult Swim will naturally recognize his voice as Captain Murphy on Sealab 2021.
evan

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« Reply #9 on: 09-12-2003 13:00 »

Wow. I fully agree with Boingo and Zack -- even though I didn't like his style of acting, he was just in the middle of coming back into the mainstream.

He was 54, too? My dad's almost 54 as well. Wow.
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« Reply #10 on: 09-12-2003 13:03 »

My mom woke me up this morning and told me, what a wonderful way to start the day.

Anyway, if ABC does air the episodes they've filmed (which would be like maybe 5 at the most) the last epsiode will more than likely have a memorial to him. But I also wouldn't be surprised to see one on the premiere.

I've always wanted to see Three's Company, but I don't have digital cable so I don't get Rendez Vous. I did see Tadpole, although that was just weird.

I feel sorry for everyone on set, when he passed out and for his family and friends. I read an article that said he was accompanied by producers, co-workers, his wife and his son when he died.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #11 on: 09-12-2003 13:22 »

I think they'll probably show the episodes they filmed, but I'm not sure when or how.  The episodes would get good ratings, but they won't want people to think it's still an ongoing show, so they might not give it an official season premier and so forth.  Unless they do plan to keep it running without him, which wouldn't be a good idea (though it's been tried before).
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« Reply #12 on: 09-12-2003 13:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
 ...that is too young to die   frown


That is also a Jamiroquai song. But I agree, it is too young to die  frown

news monster

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« Reply #13 on: 09-12-2003 13:53 »

It really is sad.  John Ritter may not have been the biggest star or the best actor around, but I grew up watching 'Three is Company' and somehow his passing is sadder to me than many others. 

I will wear more velour shirts in honor of Jack Tripper.
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« Reply #14 on: 09-12-2003 14:19 »

He was Captain Murphy? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #15 on: 09-12-2003 14:44 »

He was in Americathon?

Did that ever get MSTd?
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #16 on: 09-12-2003 15:21 »

Harry Goz died too?  Shit, man.  No more Sealab?
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #17 on: 09-12-2003 15:33 »

I remember growing up and watching John Ritter when he started out on 'The Waltons' and then 'Three's Company'.  He always seemed like one of those people who seemed like a nice guy, at least the way his characters were portrayed.  It's a shame that he passed away so young, but, he'll always be remembered.
Akito01

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« Reply #18 on: 09-12-2003 15:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Zack Brannigan:
Harry Goz died too?  Shit, man.  No more Sealab?

Well, from what I understand, there are new episodes coming, for which he already recorded dialogue.  After that is anyone's guess.  It would be very hard to replace a voice, and a talent, like that.
Zack Brannigan

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« Reply #19 on: 09-12-2003 15:49 »

Harry Goz's voice is just so awesome.  Replacing him would be like replacing Bender's voice.
OC_James

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« Reply #20 on: 09-12-2003 16:54 »

I watched a rerun of The Conan O'Brien Show recently with John Ritter, Ted Nugent, and Dana Carvey. John and Dana were hilarious, everyone seemed to have fun, and it's one of my favorite Conan O'Brien episodes I've seen so far. He was great on Three's Company and even though I'm not a fan of 8SR, I bet he was good on that too.
It also sucks that Harry Goz died, I'm a big fan of his character on Sealab. There's been way too many celebrity's dying lately.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #21 on: 09-12-2003 18:10 »

This is so sad...I loved John Ritter! Seriously, I used to take a picture of him to school and gaze lovingly. I was just being weird, but still, I had a genuine affection for him. I always loved Three's Company, and Tadpole was classy.
Tdog

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« Reply #22 on: 09-12-2003 18:23 »
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I always loved his physical comedy. No one could do it like Ritter. Even though I have seen almost every episode of Three's Company Whenever he does his gags I always laugh.
I hope they show the episodes of 8 Simple Rules that he finished, it would be only decent of them.
And for God's sake don't try to replace him, because no one could.
LaVaLaDy

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« Reply #23 on: 09-12-2003 20:27 »

I wonder how the cast of threes company feels especiall Joyce Dewitt. Its so sad I was cryin. I wonder If Suzanne Summers will got to his Funeral.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #24 on: 09-12-2003 20:35 »

RIP  frown He was so young, thoughts go out to his family, friends and co-workers.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #25 on: 09-12-2003 21:03 »
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Here's an article about ABC's choices for Ritter's show (nothing has yet been decided or even officially suggested).  Apparently only three episodes had been filmed.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/6757398.htm
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #26 on: 09-12-2003 23:36 »

I bacme a big fan of John Ritter after listing to a tape of Dave Barry articles read by a number of comedians (none of the others spring to mind). John Ritter always got the inflection EXACTLY right -- he read it out loud just like I heard it in my head when I read it.

In fact, it was something of a disappointment when I heard Dave Barry's actuall voice, which I had imagined to be somewhate like Ritter's, for no logical reason toher than that Ritter's readings had made such a positive impression on me.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #27 on: 09-12-2003 23:52 »

The only thing I liked with John Ritter in it.
 http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0105466/
DrThunder88

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« Reply #28 on: 09-12-2003 23:57 »

It's always a small tragedy when someone dies that young, not that I was ever a fan of Ritter.  I was actually more sad to see Johnny Cash go, but he had also been around much longer.  One could say I'm saddened by both losses, but I'll miss the Man in Black more...which begs the question: will his mourners wear white?
OC_James

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« Reply #29 on: 09-13-2003 00:01 »

Never really cared for most of Johnny Cash's music (though I did like "Ring of Fire" ) but it's a tradegy that he died as well. 2003 has not been a good year for celebrities.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #30 on: 09-13-2003 13:54 »

I like Johnny Cash, but he was old, so it didn't phase me too much. John Ritter was a total shock to me.
Melllvar

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« Reply #31 on: 09-13-2003 14:11 »

I remember him from that Blake Edwards movie, "Skin Deep". 

Just the scene directly after the one when he's being "treated" by a disgruntled ex with one of those electic-shock muscle toners.  That was good physical comedy, the rest of the movie didn't really jump out.

Sad loss, really. 54 is no age.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #32 on: 09-13-2003 14:25 »

I loved the scene in 'Skin Deep' when he and the hard rocker where chasing each other around the darkend room, and the next scene has his agent talking to him about being arrested.
Melllvar

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« Reply #33 on: 09-13-2003 14:31 »

That was the one with the luminous condoms?

I remember that.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #34 on: 09-14-2003 13:44 »

Man, unbelievable that John Ritter passed away at such a young age, and without any warning.  He was so funny in Three's Company.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #35 on: 09-14-2003 20:33 »

Sad that he died so early, I wont contest that.  But judging by "Three's Company", he really wasn't much of an actor...
Kryten

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« Reply #36 on: 09-14-2003 22:37 »

Well, there's your problem. You SHOULD have judged him by "Hooperman".
Tdog

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« Reply #37 on: 09-15-2003 01:11 »

Ever seen Slingblade?
HE played a really mean Step-father in Bride of Chucky...until Chucky filled his face full of 10-penny nails.
Kryten

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« Reply #38 on: 09-15-2003 02:13 »

He also played an evil robot in an episode of "Buffy". Dude had a LOT of range.
Tdog

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« Reply #39 on: 09-15-2003 02:45 »
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Yeah I remember that episode. The Way TED slowly lost control as his progaming messed up. He would be in the middle of a line being all creepy then his head would jerk to the side he would say something chipper and nice then head jerk back around and just continue the creepy line.
He was in another movie I really liked where he was dressed up as a super-hero for some reason and he stopped a store hold up, but it's been so long since I've seen it I forgot the name of it.
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