Wednesday, June 29, 2005

watch your tail, Eeyore

this weekend, Paul Winchell, the man who did the voice of tigger, died. he was a famous ventriloquist and invented the disposable razor and one of the preliminary artificial hearts. He also did the voice of Gargamel on the Smurfs.

two days later, John Fiedler, the guy who did the voice of Piglet, passed away.

seems like an odd coincidence.
or a curse.

yes, this is the first post to date on 'Do they read obituaries in hell?' to address actual obituaries.

14 comments:

Lia said...

Very suspicious. There may be out-of-work cartoon characters on the loose.

Ale said...

they were little buddies on the cartoon... is vini still around?

Psychic Pimp said...

Coincidence? I think not. Something is going on!

lucasjackson7 said...

That Paul Winchell cat seems like a renaissaince man: cartoon voices, ventriloquism, disposable razors, artificial hearts.

Although the coincidence does seem odd, I would like to be the detective assigned to the case. Perhaps they could attribute my shakedown tactics to the violent cartoons I grew up watching.

highcontrast said...

i was tigger for halloween when i was six. i feel sad.

cadiz12 said...

i think they had several people do the voice for winne the pooh. but i did hear that some guy who voiced the gopher or something on the show had died a week before that.

maybe it's like those lovebirds who can't live without one another or something. still it's weird.

renaissance man, i totally thought the same thing. and he invented strapless garterbelts, too. talk about skills.

jazz said...

hm. morbid yet interesting yet funny. excellent synthesis on this post my dear.

cadiz12 said...

whoa, synthesis. brings back terrifying memories of bloom's taxonomy. but thanks, jazz.

R. U. Serious said...

I don't think they really dies. I think they went in to hiding to avoid fans.

Damned If I Know

Gloria Glo said...

Glad to be here on such a momentous occasion.

I'm sad about Tigger - he's like our family mascot. I need to go and call everyone. At times like these, you need support.

omar said...

Now that song, I know (in your profile).

I'm sad that the voice of Gargamel died! That Gargamel sure was stupid. 100+ small blue creatures, and he couldn't catch one?

THEonlyGOALIE said...

It's gotta be tough being Tigger. He is after all the only one. Robbin Williams should train himself to do the voice. (long live the Tigger)

Who will be next to go? Grumpy Rabbit or Honey loving Pooh.

If the string does continue you may need a theory.

cadiz12 said...

yeah, they're hanging out on the island with tupac and biggie, having a big laugh at the rest of us. i think that's the theory i'm going to go with, anyway.

omar, sadly, that is my themesong (except for the gap part). i won't be taking any days off until my spaceship takes off. (well mostly because the one day i did get to take will now be used to serve jury duty.) what can you do? but at least it's a pretty catchy themesong.

Andy said...

Tigger and tupac on the same island. The images that conjures...

"I'm gonna bounce, motherf*%&$er!"