Post by James Fabiano on Jun 10, 2019 9:28:55 GMT -5
Am I just silly, or did anyone else feel like this about Kenny leaving the boys in South Park: BLU? (yes I know it's Kenny and all that, but...)
This treads into real people territory, but since Mr. Hooper was a mourning/celebration of the character and Will Lee, how about...The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson?
Jimmy Olsen in BvS...oh wait, this is saddest, not things that just pissed us off.
Libby and Ana Lucia in Lost...this was a bit of sad and a bit of pissing me off. I was actually liking AL (I don't know why, in retrospect), but Libby was sad because of her and Hurley. Then I wanted Michael dead for that.
Marley and Me...they still make KIDS' BOOKS about it!!!! That might be down there with the Robocop and Rambo cartoons!!!
Another silly one...TV's Frank being "killed off" on MST3K. Only cause this was pre-Internet and I didn't know it was coming. I also didn't get the Satellite News newsletter yet. I was just taping late night repeats of the show, and all of a sudden, here's Frank leaving the show. At least Joel's departure was reported in TV Guide so I knew it was coming.
Post by Cranjis McBasketball on Jun 10, 2019 23:37:05 GMT -5
I didn’t like seeing Donny go. But I happen to know there’s a little Lebowski on the way. I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' it-self, down through the generations, westward the wagons, across the sands a time until-- aw, look at me, I'm ramblin' again.
Wade Wilson Leslie needs to butt out for fear of receiving The Bunghole Buster
Another one is Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire. A man absolutely ruined by war. But we get these gimpses of the man that was,the man in some ways he still is, and the man that might’ve been. But it’s too late. He’s a killer and his death is just so tragically and beautifully sad.
Post by Limity (BLM) on Jun 11, 2019 3:59:35 GMT -5
Took me a couple days of reading this thread to come up with another one, but Megan Reed from Nip/Tuck.
She was a cancer survivor that had had a mastectomy, and wanted a boob job. Sean, the surgeon, falls in love and they cheat on their respective spouses. Then her cancer comes back, and she decides to take her own life instead of go through chemo again. The scene of her writing goodbye letters to her friends and family, then taking pills while Sean watches, to the tune of Elton John's Rocketman is soul shattering.
But wait, there's more. At the funeral, Sean can't let go of his handful of her ashes, at which point his wife realizes what was going on. She confronts him afterwards, and is furious that she can't even get mad at the woman, because she died of cancer.
I've often maintained that season 1 and 2 of Nip/Tuck are the two greatest seasons of television, and this storyline is a great example why.
Post by James Fabiano on Jun 11, 2019 13:00:20 GMT -5
Charlie, when he goes for real in All Dogs Go To Heaven. Even harder to take with Burt Reynolds gone, and the girl who played Anne-Marie...you know. I tried to post it in tribute when Burt passed, but I was too overwhelmed by the scene.
Buffy's mom. Not because of her death so much, but because of Buffy's reaction to it.
Another one in that vein, but I find the notification of the death of Betty "Spaghetti" Horn's husband in A League of Their Own hits pretty hard due to everyone's reactions. The team is celebrating a big win when the telegram deliverer for the War Dept shows up.
Everyone gets deathly silent.
The guy can't find the name of who he was supposed to deliver it to, declaring he has to go back and come back when he has the right name.
Knowing that it will kill every single one of the women on his team to wait, Tom Hanks' character (Jimmy Dugan) asks him to give him the telegram. When he refuses, Dugan takes it from him and physically tosses him out of the room.
After opening up the letter and reading the notification, he slowly walks through the room past all of the scared women, afraid it is meant for them. One even runs out of the room, overwhelmed with emotions, once Dugan passes her.
Dugan comes up to Betty, and apologizes to her as he hands her the telegram. Betty becomes unglued with grief. Dugan helps hugs her and passes her off to the lady in charge of all the women.
Next scene shows Geena Davis bawling her eyes out (she was sitting next to Betty and thought Dugan was coming to her). She then gets surprised by her husband, who had been sent home from the war because of wounds he sustained. The corresponding relief she showed was a perfect juxtaposition to Betty's grief in the previous scene.
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