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    FORT Fogey joeguy's Avatar
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    Goodbye Mr. Carlson

    Gordon Jump, the actor who played Mr. Carlson in WKRP in Cinn. died the other day. He also played the lonely Maytag repairman in the commercials for maytag. Some may even remember him as Pief of Cholice Tinkler for the show Soap.

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    Is it just that I'm getting older, or are there a lot of famous people dieing lately?

    I loved WKRP and he was so clueless in that show… he was great in that roll. Can’t imagine anyone else as Mr. Carlson.
    "Rice is great when you're hungry and want 2,000 of something' -- Mitch Hedberg

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    "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"

    I'd agree that it is difficult to imagine anyone else in that role, but I'd say that Mr. Carlson was more befuddled than clueless. There were moments when the fog cleared momentarily and he'd make an asute comment, totally unexpected from him and all the more effective IMO because of that. He was a softy but when push came to shove he knew people pretty well.

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