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John Pinette dead at 50; Mickey Rooney dead at 93

Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED!Registered User regular
edited April 2014 in Social Entropy++
(Apologies if this was covered, did a search.)

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/04/06/Comedian-John-Pinette-50-dies-in-Pittsburgh-hotel/stories/201404060212

Apparently he was in Seinfeld (never really watched it) but I knew him more for his comedy which I thought was pretty great. Sad day.

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    He's the guy that gets carjacked at the end of Seinfeld while the main cast videotapes and mocks him. This gets them arrested in that particular town and eventually sends them to jail, ending the series.

    Never seen any of his comedy. Sad day though. I think I'll go check some out now.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    Comedian/actor. Not super famous, apparently. I believe he was in Broadway (?) remake of Hairspray, as well.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    thread for the little known deaths

    not your belushis, your reagans, your mother teresas. Just regular ol' deaths, leaving the world a little emptier.

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    DeadfallDeadfall I don't think you realize just how rich he is. In fact, I should put on a monocle.Registered User regular
    I actually liked Pinette a lot. He's on our comedy radio station a lot. Not the edgiest comedian but always got a few laughs from me.

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    He was like the poor man's Louie Anderson.

    Funny guy, not edgy but good observational humor with a "I'm a fat guy" spin.

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    DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Aw, I loved him on Dr Katz

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    Saw him at just for laughs once.

    Enjoyed it.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Somewhere at the pearly gates a voice can be heard

    "Get out of the line."

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    DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
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    FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    Pinette was that random comic that would show up on Comedy Central Specials on a rainy Saturday. I remember Pinette having a younger me and my Dad in stitches on one such day. Funny guy. RIP.

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    Mickey Rooney just died too at 93

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    YaYa wrote: »
    Mickey Rooney just died too at 93
    I thought he was already dead.

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »

    I never watched a lot of this guy but this is one of the bits I did see

    It was really, genuinely good, and he was a funny guy, even if he never got a lot of exposure

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    BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    Aw man, Mickey Rooney was such a champ

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    SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
    i liked this guys stuff

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    Hunter wrote: »
    He was like the poor man's Louie Anderson.

    Funny guy, not edgy but good observational humor with a "I'm a fat guy" spin.

    He's a lot funnier than Louis Anderson, in my opinion.

    Guy was pretty straightforward, and I can always appreciate a comedian that tosses a little rage into their monologues.

    His whole bit on his time in France and Italy is fantastic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpMkRIXhLH0

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    And these days "edgy" means jack shit.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    And these days "edgy" means jack shit.

    Won't somebody think of the children?

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    Sir PlatypusSir Platypus Registered User regular
    The first movie I ever saw Rooney in was a Disney Channel Original called Phantom of the Megaplex. Basically Phantom of the Opera but in a... Well it explains itself.

    Haven't seen it in forever, and I'm sure it doesn't hold up well as an adult, but I still appreciate Rooney's character's speech defending himself from accusations of being the Phantom:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zeKHDCj9N0

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    just came home to see the news about mickey rooney :<

    i think the first movie i saw him in was pete's dragon but i definitely remember him in phantom of the megaplex

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular

    Oh good I'm not the only person who thought of this.

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    existexist Registered User regular
    The first movie I ever saw Rooney in was a Disney Channel Original called Phantom of the Megaplex. Basically Phantom of the Opera but in a... Well it explains itself.

    Haven't seen it in forever, and I'm sure it doesn't hold up well as an adult, but I still appreciate Rooney's character's speech defending himself from accusations of being the Phantom:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zeKHDCj9N0

    Holy fuck I remember that movie! It was a piece of shit

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    He did say "Disney Channel Original"

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    The Streak dead at 21

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    existexist Registered User regular
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    He did say "Disney Channel Original"

    the DCO about soul-skaters, "Brink!", was a masterpiece

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Don't tell me someone is talking hot shit on Disney channel original movies up in here!

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    Lord DaveLord Dave Grief Causer Bitch Free ZoneRegistered User regular
    God looked upon him and said "you go now!"

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Don't tell me someone is talking hot shit on Disney channel original movies up in here!
    Come on, those movies are terrible!

    They're not even b-movie bad like Sci-Fi Originals!

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    LadaiLadai Registered User regular
    exist wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    He did say "Disney Channel Original"

    the DCO about soul-skaters, "Brink!", was a masterpiece

    Watching Brink! in a room full of actual skaters was one of the best times I've ever had watching a movie.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Ladai wrote: »
    exist wrote: »
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    He did say "Disney Channel Original"

    the DCO about soul-skaters, "Brink!", was a masterpiece

    Watching Brink! in a room full of actual skaters was one of the best times I've ever had watching a movie.

    I suppose it's about like watching a John Grisham adaptation with a bunch of lawyers?

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    GOD FUCKING DAMMIT

    Both of these people were treasures, and even though Rooney was old it just makes a sad day even sadder

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Mickey Rooney has always creeped the unholy hell out of me no matter what age he was in whatever movie I saw. I've never been able to figure out why.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    Mickey Rooney was fantastic in It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

    Still one of my favorite films

    He was a legend in his time. The guy started as a child actor and worked as a professional actor for like 50, 60 years.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
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    Mego ThorMego Thor "I say thee...NAY!" Registered User regular
    Mickey Rooney will always be the voice of Kris Kringle to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OORsz2d1H7s

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Mickey Rooney is Tod from Fox and the Hound. That right there is good enough for me.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »

    All I know about Peaches Geldof I got from Charlie Brooker's review of Fearne Cotton's interview / documentary on her.

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