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    Sid Melton is dead. Played Alf Monroe. Thhhhhhaaaats right.

    If you read nothing rlse please read the last 2 paragraphs.





    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/arts/television/sid-melton-tv-and-film-actor-dies-at-94.html[/url]




    Sid Melton, Comic Actor of Film and TV, Dies at 94

    Sid Melton, a jug-eared character actor best known for his regular roles in the television shows “Make Room for Daddy” and “Green Acres,” and for his unflagging reliability as the comic relief in many science fiction and noir films of the 1950s, died on Wednesday in Burbank, Calif. He was 94.

    His death was confirmed by a spokesman for Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.

    Mr. Melton’s acting career covered more than 70 years, from his stage debut in a road production of the Broadway play “See My Lawyer” in 1939 to a recurring role as the husband (deceased, appearing in flashbacks and dreams only) of Sophia, the mother of Bea Arthur’s character, on “The Golden Girls,” between 1985 and 1992.

    At 5-foot-3, with a thin-lipped grin that stretched from ear to ear and the speaking voice of a Brooklyn cabby from about 1950, Mr. Melton played the funny man in most of the 140 movie and TV roles in which he was cast, though he once told a reporter that he would have loved “to do drama, not comedy.”

    “I am not a comic,” he told The Christian Science Monitor in a 1970 interview.

    On the other hand, he added, he liked the steady work he had in comedy, and he had come to accept what he viewed as the professional limitations dictated by his physical appearance. “I am not too tall and handsome,” he said.

    His family was well known among entertainment insiders. His father, Isidor Meltzer (Melton was a stage name), was a legendary comedian in Yiddish theater. His brother Lewis Meltzer, who helped him land his first small Hollywood roles, was a screenwriter whose credits included “Golden Boy,” “The Lady in Question” and “The Man With the Golden Arm.”

    Mr. Melton got his first Hollywood contract in 1949 with Lippert Pictures, a studio that churned out scores of low-budget movies, most of them made in less than a week. He was the comic relief in dozens of films, including “Treasure of Monte Cristo,” “Mask of the Dragon” and “Lost Continent,” in which he played a nebbish eaten by a triceratops.

    In “Captain Midnight,” a Saturday-morning children’s show of the early 1950s, he was the hero’s sidekick, Ichabod Mudd. Almost to the end of his life, Mr. Melton said, old fans greeted him on the street by reciting Mudd’s signature introductory gag line, “Mudd with two D’s.”

    Mr. Melton appeared on the sitcom “Make Room for Daddy,” later known as “The Danny Thomas Show,” from 1953 to 1964, playing Uncle Charlie Halper, the owner of the nightclub where Danny Williams, the character played by Mr. Thomas, performed.

    On another sitcom, “Green Acres,” from 1965 to 1971, he was Alf Monroe, one of two incompetent carpenters who call themselves the Monroe Brothers, though the other brother, Ralph, is a woman — a recurring gag that somehow worked at the time.

    Sidney Meltzer was born May 22, 1917, in Brooklyn, one of five children of Isidor and Fannie Meltzer. No immediate family members survive.

    [B]Mr. Melton was married once, in the 1940s, but the marriage was annulled.

    “After that,” said a brother-in-law, David Lawrence, “he kept dogs, mainly wire-haired terriers.”[/B]

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    I loved that show.

    [IMG]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OJl6ATsGFco/TRsZt0L8pxI/AAAAAAAAHm0/_-U41VSkcUc/s320/alf.jpg[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;4222335]

    [B]Mr. Melton was married once, in the 1940s, but the marriage was annulled.

    “After that,” said a brother-in-law, David Lawrence, “he kept dogs, mainly wire-haired terriers.”[/B][/QUOTE]

    Wait, you can do that? Damn!

    This weekend I'm throwing my wife out and going dog shopping.

    I learn so much here.

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;4222335]a jug-eared character actor....at 5-foot-3, with a thin-lipped grin that stretched from ear to ear and the speaking voice of a Brooklyn cabby from about 1950[/QUOTE]















    [IMG]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e329/crossfire1/Hampur/liltykescarstokes.jpg[/IMG]







    Props to Crossfire.



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    [QUOTE=32green;4222351][IMG]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e329/crossfire1/Hampur/liltykescarstokes.jpg[/IMG]







    Props to Crossfire.



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    too soon

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;4222335]If you read nothing rlse please read the last 2 paragraphs.





    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/arts/television/sid-melton-tv-and-film-actor-dies-at-94.html[/url]




    Sid Melton, Comic Actor of Film and TV, Dies at 94

    Sid Melton, a jug-eared character actor best known for his regular roles in the television shows “Make Room for Daddy” and “Green Acres,” and for his unflagging reliability as the comic relief in many science fiction and noir films of the 1950s, died on Wednesday in Burbank, Calif. He was 94.

    His death was confirmed by a spokesman for Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.

    Mr. Melton’s acting career covered more than 70 years, from his stage debut in a road production of the Broadway play “See My Lawyer” in 1939 to a recurring role as the husband (deceased, appearing in flashbacks and dreams only) of Sophia, the mother of Bea Arthur’s character, on “The Golden Girls,” between 1985 and 1992.

    At 5-foot-3, with a thin-lipped grin that stretched from ear to ear and the speaking voice of a Brooklyn cabby from about 1950, Mr. Melton played the funny man in most of the 140 movie and TV roles in which he was cast, though he once told a reporter that he would have loved “to do drama, not comedy.”

    “I am not a comic,” he told The Christian Science Monitor in a 1970 interview.

    On the other hand, he added, he liked the steady work he had in comedy, and he had come to accept what he viewed as the professional limitations dictated by his physical appearance. “I am not too tall and handsome,” he said.

    His family was well known among entertainment insiders. His father, Isidor Meltzer (Melton was a stage name), was a legendary comedian in Yiddish theater. His brother Lewis Meltzer, who helped him land his first small Hollywood roles, was a screenwriter whose credits included “Golden Boy,” “The Lady in Question” and “The Man With the Golden Arm.”

    Mr. Melton got his first Hollywood contract in 1949 with Lippert Pictures, a studio that churned out scores of low-budget movies, most of them made in less than a week. He was the comic relief in dozens of films, including “Treasure of Monte Cristo,” “Mask of the Dragon” and “Lost Continent,” in which he played a nebbish eaten by a triceratops.

    In “Captain Midnight,” a Saturday-morning children’s show of the early 1950s, he was the hero’s sidekick, Ichabod Mudd. Almost to the end of his life, Mr. Melton said, old fans greeted him on the street by reciting Mudd’s signature introductory gag line, “Mudd with two D’s.”

    Mr. Melton appeared on the sitcom “Make Room for Daddy,” later known as “The Danny Thomas Show,” from 1953 to 1964, playing Uncle Charlie Halper, the owner of the nightclub where Danny Williams, the character played by Mr. Thomas, performed.

    On another sitcom, “Green Acres,” from 1965 to 1971, he was Alf Monroe, one of two incompetent carpenters who call themselves the Monroe Brothers, though the other brother, Ralph, is a woman — a recurring gag that somehow worked at the time.

    Sidney Meltzer was born May 22, 1917, in Brooklyn, one of five children of Isidor and Fannie Meltzer. No immediate family members survive.

    [B]Mr. Melton was married once, in the 1940s, but the marriage was annulled.

    “After that,” said a brother-in-law, David Lawrence, “he kept dogs, mainly wire-haired terriers.”[/B][/QUOTE]

    Before Lister spilled your name (or part of it), I tried to imagine what your name might be. Sid Melton was a frontrunner.

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    [QUOTE=THE_SOOTHSAYER;4222340]I loved that show.

    [IMG]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OJl6ATsGFco/TRsZt0L8pxI/AAAAAAAAHm0/_-U41VSkcUc/s320/alf.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    Lmao...didnt the dude that played the father.... turn out to be a crack smoking freak?



    Link, lol, omg


    [url]http://www.holytaco.com/alfs-dad-loves-gay-sex-and-crack/[/url]

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    Let's at least post an image of the man. I remember him from lots of shows in the 60s and 70s. RIP.

    [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/34132039.jpg/][IMG]http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2556/34132039.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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    [QUOTE=32green;4222357]Lmao...didnt the dude that played the father.... turn out to be a crack smoking freak?



    Link, lol, omg


    [url]http://www.holytaco.com/alfs-dad-loves-gay-sex-and-crack/[/url]

    -[/QUOTE]


    Ugh. File that under "things I didn't want to know."

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;4222355]Before Lister spilled your name (or part of it), I tried to imagine what your name might be. Sid Melton was a frontrunner.[/QUOTE]

    The world could use some more Sids and Mortys.

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;4222363]Let's at least post an image of the man. I remember him from lots of shows in the 60s and 70s. RIP.

    [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/34132039.jpg/][IMG]http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2556/34132039.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/QUOTE]


    If Morey Amsterdam, Buddy Hacket, and a monkey fathered a child, it would be this dude.

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    Who the heck are these people you old fogies are enamored with?

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;4222383]If Morey Amsterdam, Buddy Hacket, and a monkey fathered a child, it would be this dude.[/QUOTE]



    And they'd call him Kasy Kasem.


    Plus, imagine if Joe Paterno saw Morey and Buddy plowing a monkey?

    "meh. that? I thought it was twister."

    :D

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    [QUOTE=southside;4222389]Who the heck are these people you old fogies are enamored with?[/QUOTE]

    Rose Marie


    she wouldn't f*** you either

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    [QUOTE=southside;4222389]Who the heck are these people you old fogies are enamored with?[/QUOTE]

    Cut us some slack. We are dealing with our own mortality here. A slow dreary march to our inevitable meaningless demise.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;4222395]Rose Marie


    she wouldn't f*** you either[/QUOTE]

    Reading and Comprehension. I get plenty. I just don't get love. :(

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;4222396]Cut us some slack. We are dealing with our own mortality here. A slow dreary march to our inevitable meaningless demise.[/QUOTE]

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYF8cUlbs3I&feature=related[/url]

    Good call.

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    [QUOTE=FF2®;4222377]The world could use some more Sids and Mortys.[/QUOTE]

    I'm 35 and I just met a dude my age named Maury. I asked our friend in common about 4 times what his name was because I thought for sure that I was hearing it wrong.

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    [QUOTE=crasherino;4222405]I'm 35 and I just met a dude my age named Maury. I asked our friend in common about 4 times what his name was because I thought for sure that I was hearing it wrong.[/QUOTE]

    Did you lock the stall?



















    :D :alien:


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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;4222383]If Morey Amsterdam, Buddy Hacket, and a monkey fathered a child, it would be this dude.[/QUOTE]

    Add Morty Storm and it's set. Morty appears at approx. 1:04 in video. I met Morty back in the 80s.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWJWItwRuPA[/url]

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