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Herd72
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Gotta be Old Yeller in the Wonderful World of Disney - first time I ever saw my father cry. In the human realm, Edith Bunker. I always despised M.A.S.H. so the Blake thing was not one I witnessed. PS ... There was at least one every week on Quincy! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
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How about Bobby in NYPD Blue?
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Omar on the Wire.
Charlie on Lost.

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quote:
Originally posted by gulascantfoolus:
Edith Bunker

^^^this^^^ The part where he finds her slipper under the bed was absolutely brutal. It's crazy how real it felt to me as a kid. I think the death of James from Good Times was pretty sad as well.
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John Williamson
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I didn't particularly like the show but John Ritter died during Ten Simple Rules... and that hit me hard. They wrote it into the show.
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Not mentioned yet, but Edith Keeler.

Her death was the focal point of the greatest episode of the greatest series in the history of television.

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Here's a twist...Dan on Wonder Years. It was an offscreen death. But when Kevin says his dad died in like 2 years in that final episode-- I felt that.

Surprised no one mentioned James Evans from Good Times.

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Ah, Curt Injurker mentioned James Evans!

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quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Gennarelli:
Not mentioned yet, but Edith Keeler.

Her death was the focal point of the greatest episode of the greatest series in the history of television.

Great pick!

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quote:
Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
Here's a twist...Dan on Wonder Years. It was an offscreen death. But when Kevin says his dad died in like 2 years in that final episode-- I felt that.

Surprised no one mentioned James Evans from Good Times.

I mentioned Jack Arnold (actor's name is Dan Luria), wrote it was shocking to me cuz I expected him to pass down family biz to Wayne and enjoy retirement but turned out he died soon after the series ended

Kicking myself for not mentioning James Evans Sr....one of,if not my favorite TV dad because he was so badass

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Although not a main character, another impactful death on All in the Family was when Beverly, the female impersonator, was killed.

Can't believe I forgot James Evans from Good Times. The way that the notification of his death was mixed in with he congratulatory telegrams added to the shock.

Another vote for Jack Soo's (detective Yemana) death on Barney Miller. I don't think that they ever acknowledged the character's death but shortly after he died they had an episode dedicated to the actor.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tatsuya:
quote:
Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
Here's a twist...Dan on Wonder Years. It was an offscreen death. But when Kevin says his dad died in like 2 years in that final episode-- I felt that.

Surprised no one mentioned James Evans from Good Times.

I mentioned Jack Arnold (actor's name is Dan Luria), wrote it was shocking to me cuz I expected him to pass down family biz to Wayne and enjoy retirement but turned out he died soon after the series ended

Kicking myself for not mentioning James Evans Sr....one of,if not my favorite TV dad because he was so badass

James' death plus the eventual departure of Esther Rolle from Good Times sent the qualiity of the show careening. Jimmie Walker as JJ was solid in support, but never should have become the obvious star/focal point. The character wasn't strong enough, and by that time neither were the scripts. In the later episodes Johnny Brown's Bookman character was funnier than Walker in a much-less-satisfying series than before.

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The ones that hit me hardest (in no particular order):

β€’ Opie Winston (Sons of Anarchy)
β€’ Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
β€’ Bobby Munson (Sons of Anarchy)
β€’ Lane Price (Mad Men)
β€’ Sadie Dunhill (11.22.63)
β€’ Edith Bunker (Archie Bunker's Place)

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Great pick on Lane Price, Miss Cynthia Celeste !
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Just thinking over this again, has anyone mentioned Big ***** from the Sopranos? IMO that's probably in the top 3 greatest episodes of that show..
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Nick Nolte as Tom Jordache in the "Rich Man Poor Man" mini series !

Made everyone want to get that damned Falconetti and muder da bum !!

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gulascantfoolus
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Bobby Ewing....oh wait that was a dream,it WOULD have been memorable

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quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Gennarelli:
Not mentioned yet, but Edith Keeler.

Her death was the focal point of the greatest episode of the greatest series in the history of television.

Still say Kirk could have taken her into the future and everyone could have live happily ever after

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Stephen Gennarelli
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...but that would have put the show over budget
and "Operation: Anhilate" (the flying Pizza episode would have been the last one).

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Another one came to mind, and it's a little different...

Again, not a show I was crazy about but Rita's death on Dexter, purely on a visual level, made some impact. The show went down the toilet after that but that scene when Dexter comes home to discover her body was great.

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Blackadder et al on Blackadder IV:


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Cynthia Celeste Miller from KS
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quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Gennarelli:
Great pick on Lane Price, Miss Cynthia Celeste !

The way they didn't show the body for the longest time added a something to the impact. And then, just when you didn't think they were going to show him at all, BAM! They did it. Just perfectly played.

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Norma Bates on Bates Motel.
Probably should have an asterisk since she's still alive in Norman's mind.

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I truly liked HBOs Rome. I was beyond shocked when the Senators killed Caeser.

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Jock Ewing on Dallas. Seems like nearly every storyline heated up when he went to the big ranch in the sky..

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Many of us mentioned the death of Henry Blake.

Well, thankfully, reports of his death were greatly exaggerated!! [Smile]



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President Laura Roslin on Battlestar Galactica. Moses at least got to see the Promised Land for a second in that one, but it was handled beautifully.
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quote:
Originally posted by Daddy Dewdrop:
Can't believe no one's yet mentioned Hank on Breaking Bad.

I cheered. Easily the most hateable character on the show. In fact it should have come a season sooner.

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Daddy Dewdrop:
Can't believe no one's yet mentioned Hank on Breaking Bad.

I cheered. Easily the most hateable character on the show. In fact it should have come a season sooner.
Wow! Yeah he was a royal ***** in the first season, but his character developed into one of the most noble on the show. I was rooting for him after season 2 and was sad when his character was killed.
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Just watched the Detective Zito Miami Vice death episode for the first time in a while. I don't think this scene could have been done any better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEednRorKmU

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From an outsider's point of view -

In Australia, Henry Blake was the most impactful of all the overseas shows. However, the one that really matters in Australia was from the Australian show, "A Country Practice", when Molly Jones, who had been suffering from leukemia, passed away. She was one of the most beloved characters on Australian TV, and the way that it was handled (lying out in the yard, watching her husband and daughter playing while the screen slowly turned to black) still brings tears to the eyes of many Australians, over 30 years on.

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No Mark Green on "ER" or Hodor on GoT?

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quote:
Originally posted by SWW72 from FL:
Many of us mentioned the death of Henry Blake.

Well, thankfully, reports of his death were greatly exaggerated!! [Smile]


Holy crap! I had no idea someone finally found that clip. For YEARS that was like the holy grail of footage when it came to MASH, people had claimed they had seen that bit after Blake "died" on Mash, that he was on the Carol Burnett show the next week in a raft claiming he was ok and not dead but NOBODY had the footage. It had been talked about so long that it had finally been said it didn't exist and people just assumed it happened. Looks like it turned up last year finally..that's wild. Guess the problem was everyone just assumed it was on the Burnett show and just kept hunting for it in their archives instead of the Cher show..

http://www.mash4077tv.com/2016/03/found-mclean-stevenson-in-a-raft-on-cher-in-1975/

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Adric on Dr. Who- a complete shocker.
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I gotta say, I love how these threads always devolve into the naming of every example that vaguely fits the OP's original question.
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quote:
Originally posted by Merchant in VA:
No Mark Green on "ER" or Hodor on GoT?

Greene's death was sad and I got a bit choked up but by the time he died, thought ER was past its prime and so many of the major characters from the original cast was gone that seemed kinda normal in a weird way
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quote:
Originally posted by Mr. 1derful:
From an outsider's point of view -

In Australia, Henry Blake was the most impactful of all the overseas shows. However, the one that really matters in Australia was from the Australian show, "A Country Practice", when Molly Jones, who had been suffering from leukemia, passed away. She was one of the most beloved characters on Australian TV, and the way that it was handled (lying out in the yard, watching her husband and daughter playing while the screen slowly turned to black) still brings tears to the eyes of many Australians, over 30 years on.

What about Daphne in "Neighbours"? People still talk about that here (UK) today as one of the saddest TV deaths. Neighbours had quite a few when it was popular.
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quote:
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I gotta say, I love how these threads always devolve into the naming of every example that vaguely fits the OP's original question.

Yeah,but who are you to judge what impacted someone?

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