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July 13, 2006 3:28 PM   Subscribe

Red Buttons, a comedian perhaps more famous for his dramatic roles and for his famous "Never got a dinner!" line at many Friar's Club roasts. (He finally got his own roast in 1982), died yesterday at the age of 87. Glad you got your dinner, Red.
posted by WhipSmart (21 comments total)
 
Wow. That bio page mentions "The Ambulance". For those who haven't seen it (lucky you), Red throws the contents of a bed pain in a bad guy's face.

BAD GUY
Shit!

RED
No! Piss!

He then clobbers the guy with the pan. Ouch.

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posted by dobbs at 3:37 PM on July 13, 2006


Tangential Red Buttons anedote: His son Adam went to my high school, and was the biggest jackass of entire bunch. I made him cry by saying mean things to him, and was sent to the principal's office. Screw you, Adam Buttons, my dad's still alive! Advantage:jonson!
posted by jonson at 3:38 PM on July 13, 2006 [11 favorites]


jonson = *
posted by crunchland at 3:46 PM on July 13, 2006


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Wow, I just watched Poseidon Adventure for the first time, too.
posted by keswick at 3:50 PM on July 13, 2006


c'mon grouchland, where's your sense of humor? Wait a second... crunchland isn't an alias for Adam Buttons, is it??!?! Wow... this is kinda awkward. Um... sorry about your dad, dude. I've always liked your links...
posted by jonson at 3:51 PM on July 13, 2006


Carry grudges much johnson? Anyway, I had no idea that he was still alive. Funny guy.
posted by octothorpe at 3:56 PM on July 13, 2006


jonson- game, set, match.
posted by rollbiz at 4:18 PM on July 13, 2006


  • <-- button

  • posted by DragonBoy at 4:19 PM on July 13, 2006


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    (Poseidon Adv was the first time i really knew of him too, but he was on tv all the time back then--he was everywhere for a very long time--a great career)
    posted by amberglow at 4:23 PM on July 13, 2006


    Carry grudges much johnson?

    You must be new here. Also: it's jonson, there's no "h".
    posted by jonson at 4:32 PM on July 13, 2006


    Barnard Hughes also died yesterday...
    posted by Tenuki at 4:33 PM on July 13, 2006


    Advantage:jonson!

    Geoff Tipps: Well, things finally started going my way ladies and gentlemen. In '84 both our mothers got badly sick, mine, thank God, she got better. But yours DIED didn't she Mike? Didn't she?
    [Mike, in great pain and sorrow nods]
    Geoff Tipps: Yeah, I won that. At least I won the mums!
    posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 5:22 PM on July 13, 2006


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    posted by unrepentanthippie at 6:28 PM on July 13, 2006


    Well, at least he's in good company up there.
    posted by scblackman at 6:42 PM on July 13, 2006


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    posted by soyjoy at 7:07 PM on July 13, 2006


    Wasn't he in that original star trek episode about Jack the Ripper? Or was that the Winnie the Pooh guy? I get them mixed up.
    posted by Dag Maggot at 9:31 PM on July 13, 2006


    dag maggot: That was John Fiedler. He was the voice of Piglet and he died last year.

    jonson: 300 plus posts, more than 2700 comments, and a childish joke...never got a dinner.
    posted by ?! at 9:39 PM on July 13, 2006


    If you're only crediting me a single childish joke, you haven't been paying attention.
    posted by jonson at 10:17 PM on July 13, 2006


    Thanks "?!" they look a bit similar.
    posted by Dag Maggot at 3:03 AM on July 14, 2006


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    posted by cass at 6:06 AM on July 14, 2006


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    posted by LinusMines at 10:39 AM on July 15, 2006


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