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Mr. Noodle (Michael Jeter) died.

Actually, Mr. Noodle's Brother Mr. Noodle (the original Mr. Noodle is played by Bill Irwin).

Forgot to turn the TV off at the end of NBC Nightly News and one of those entertainment news shows that follows it surprised me with the news that actor Michael Jeter died Sunday.

This is a bad year for children's shows -- Mister Rogers, Lynne Thigpen (the voice of Luna on Bear in the Big Blue House) and now Michael Jeter.


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Apr. 1st, 2003 05:26 pm (UTC)
Lynne Thigpen was also the chief on Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego.

And Michael Jeter was also in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, as the guy who presented the anti-drug film. He was in a lot of stuff.
Apr. 1st, 2003 05:37 pm (UTC)
I know. auntiesiannan broke the news of her passing to me with something to the effect of the Chief is dead... but more people are more familiar with the Carmen Sandiego games than the two TV series, so I didn't think to mention it.

Michael Jeter was indeed in a ton of stuff. After seeing him on Sesame Street, I spotted him a few days later on a TV showing of one of the Sister Act movies (as one of the monks, he sings a bit in the movie too) and after that in the movie Drop Zone -- my brother was watching it on cable and said "hey, isn't that Mr. Noodle?". Also saw him recently when ABC broadcast Patch Adams. He was like Kevin Bacon, only funnier-looking.
Apr. 1st, 2003 05:35 pm (UTC)
He *stole* The Fisher King.
Apr. 1st, 2003 06:11 pm (UTC)
Should I take that as a recommendation to watch it? It's one of the many movies I haven't seen yet.
Apr. 1st, 2003 06:17 pm (UTC)
Get thee hence to your movie rental store, go. yea, verily, for thou must indeed rent The Fisher King.
Apr. 2nd, 2003 06:34 am (UTC)
I agree, Jeter was one of the high points in the beautiful, but flawed film. His character was amazing and he played it beautifully.
Apr. 1st, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hm, I dunno, it was one of the few Gilliam films I actually didn't like. Although, when I saw it, I was about.. 12? Whenever it came out, anyway. And I also have a very low level of Robin Williams Tolerance. At some point I should probably see it again, but, well, I don't really have any desire to. It just didn't really do a whole lot for me.
Apr. 1st, 2003 09:30 pm (UTC)
I don't think Ken's seen it either.

Kind of intense stuff, but it all turns out okay.

Phoo gimme a heart-attack, I thought it was Bill Irwin who died! He da man.
Apr. 1st, 2003 06:43 pm (UTC)
For the interested, here is his IMDB bio. He really has been in a lot of stuff.

He will certainly be missed.
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