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10 January 2002 @ 10:41 pm
most sensational inspirational  
Went over to Stately Wayne Manor for Muppet-viewing tonight. Hadn't originally intended to, but once I got in my car to pick up In 'n' Out I felt an irresistable urge to get out of the house and away from the computer. After struggling to get the correct order at In 'n' Out (normally a bastion of intelligence among fast food places due to them paying people a living wage), I picked up cyranocyrano and Muppetted. And had these thoughts:

1) It's disturbing the number of guest stars from the Muppets that are now dead. We saw four episodes, and Peter Sellars and Gilda Radner are deceased and Dudley Moore is very ill.

2) Sometimes I'm very slow. It wasn't until tonight that I realized that the Muppet Show was not just a parody of variety shows, but specifically a parody of the english music hall show. Only took me what, 20 years?
Cyranocyranocyrano on January 11th, 2002 09:10 pm (UTC)
From IMDb and the 'Best of the Muppet Show' DVDs:
Sir Elton John--Alive at 44
Dame Julie Andrews--Alive at 66
Gene Kelly--Would be 89
Mark Hamill--Alive at 50
Paul Simon--Alive at 60
Raquel Welch--Alive at 61
Harry Belafonte--Alive at 74
Linda Ronstadt--Alive at 55
John Denver--Would be 59
Peter Sellers--Would be 76
John Cleese--Alive at 62
Dudley Moore--Alive at 66
Alice Cooper--Alive at 53
Vincent Price--Would be 90
Marty Feldman--Would be 66
Carol Burnett--Alive at 66
Steve Martin--Alive at 56
Gilda Radner--Would be 55
George Burns--Would be 105
Dom Deluise--Alive at 66
Sir Bob Hope--Alive at 98
Diana Ross--Alive at 57
Brooke Shields--Alive at 36
Rudolph Nureyev--Would be 63
James Coburn--Alive at 73
Sylvester Stallone--Alive at 55
Debbie Harry--Alive at 56
Roger Moore--Alive at 74
Edgar Bergen--Would be 98
Danny Kaye--Would be 88
Lauratavella on January 12th, 2002 01:37 am (UTC)
Re: Testimonial
Okay, I guess I got a bad batch. Only a third of them are dead, and a lot of those are old enough that it would be expected. It was still depressing!