RIP Thurl Ravenscroft

You’rrrrrrrrre Grrrreat!!!
Though I must admit I prefer you singing the Grinch song.
Lileks will be very sad today.

17 Responses to “RIP Thurl Ravenscroft”

  1. “Bring our yer Dead”

    A moment of silence, please. Ernest T. Bass has died at the age of 85. For those who might not recognize him in a beard, he also played Dr. Lilloman in High Anxiety. Also passing today, Tony the Tiger. He…

  2. Ken Summers says:

    I see you only found half the story, bud.

  3. Damn. No voice like that in this generation. He was such a hoot everytime I saw him on the telly, too.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ah, didn’t see that other fellow. Thanks Ken.

  5. Ken Summers says:

    Oddly, I actually heard about Morris first and was writing it up when I heard about Ravenscroft, which had been reported earlier. I just happened to pop over here before I posted to see yours.

  6. Ken Summers says:

    Heh. I loved Bass’s line “I am a Irishter. And Irishters hate Englishters”

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Heheh, that’s pretty good.
    “Thurl”. Nobody names their kids kick-ass names like that anymore. Now they name them after friggin’ fruit.

  8. Ken Summers says:

    How come they never name kids after the China Gooseberry?

  9. Crusader says:

    No more Gopher, either. Doodles will be crushed….

  10. “Bring our yer Dead””Chunkin’ rocks at the windows of heaven”

    UPDATE: Thanks Lisa! That’s just too precious not to use. ANOTHER UPDATE: While talking to a colleague about Ernest T. Bass, I happened on this page and this page, as well as this picture (and oddly, the text for that…

  11. Ken Summers says:

    No more Atom Ant, either.

  12. Mr. Bingley says:

    “Hope he’s chunkin’ rocks at the windows of heaven.”
    omg Lisa, that’s precious!

  13. Lisa says:

    Well, I didn’t think they’d let him be the crossing guard, considering the way he acted LAST time.

  14. Ken Summers says:

    Yeah Lisa, that Crossing Guard gig didn’t go as expected, did it?

  15. Ken Summers says:

    Ha! Leave it to Daughter Number Two (who knows absolutely everything there is to know about the Haunted Mansion) to know that Thurl Ravenscroft was the bass when the ghosts sang “Green Grinning Ghosts” in the mansion.
    She knew he did Tony the Tiger, but had no idea about the Grinch.

  16. OH my GAWD, that’s my second favoritest place (Pirates being the foist) in the park and I had no idea. Genius baby girl. We sa-LUTE you.

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