From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

R.I.P. Tony Randall

I hadn't heard this until I saw it at Counterspin Central:

Tony Randall, who served as a fussy foil for Rock Hudson and Doris Day, David Letterman and Johnny Carson and, most famously, Jack Klugman on "The Odd Couple," has died at 84 after a long illness.

Hesiod also had the best note from the story up:

In September, during a speech to the National Funeral Directors Association, Randall joked about how he envisioned his own ceremony: President Bush and Vice President Cheney would show up to pay their respects, but they'd be turned away because his family knows he didn't like them.

God rest your soul, Felix Unger. May they keep heaven cleaner than Oscar did your home.