Yes, we have lost several talented actors this past weekend, but this one saddened me the most.
The Old Man: Sons of bitches! Bumpuses!
His protrayal of, "The Old Man" , in A Christmas Story remains a favorite of mine.
Watching the "24 Hours of A Chirstmas Story" on TV has become a Christmas tradition for my family. I feel like someone that I spend every Christmas with has passed. Someone whose house I frequent all December long...
But the work he leaves behind is a testament to his skill and craft as an actor. And he also left us with these unforgettable quotes...
Mr. Parker: You mundane noodle!
The Old Man: Notafinga!
Mr. Parker: [Reading Telegram and doing a little jig] Tonight! Tonight! It's coming Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Hot Damn, Tonight!
[Mr. Parker reads a side of the box with the prize that he won]
Mr. Parker: Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.
Mrs. Parker: Uh, I think that says FRAGILE, dear.
Mr. Parker: Oh, yeah.
[the furnace conks out]
Mr. Parker: It's a clinker! That blasted stupid furnace dadgummit!
[he walks down a few stairs and falls the rest of the way down]
Mr. Parker: Damn skates!
Mr. Parker: Oh for cripes sake open up the damper will ya? Who the hell turned it all the way down? AGAIN! Oh blasted!