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Obituary Cartoon Round-Up

March 17, 2006 | 6 Comments

Don Knotts and Dana Reeve died this month, and, more importantly, were featured in obituary cartoons (see links).

Knotts, best known for his television role as TV deputy sheriff Barney Fife, is portrayed as that character in every tribute. One cartoonist suggests that President Bush was just about to appoint him head of port security, but the main dispute between the artists seems to be over whether St. Peter is taking away his bullets (he was a careless markman) or giving him more (everyone in heaven is dead anyway).

Reeve, best known as the wife of a man best known for his movie role as Superman, is portrayed flying away with that character in the two cartoons devoted to her. She gets a Supergirl cape in one and street clothes in the other (what they would have done had Margot Kidder and Helen Slater died the same week, I don’t know). Oddly, neither Chris’ paralysis nor Dana’s disease are alluded to in the tributes. I’m guessing the reason is that while it’s easy to show some rising out of a wheelchair (a theme common in his 2004 obituary cartoons), it’s trickier to depict the expulsion of lung cancer cells. Which is strange, because in real life God performs so many more remission miracles than spine-healings.

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6 Responses to “Obituary Cartoon Round-Up”

  1. Facehammer
    March 17th, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

    Well to be fair, coughing out a big grolly of lung cancer would be a rubbish obituary.

  2. MH
    March 18th, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    Reeve link isn’t working for me

  3. Jason Malloy
    March 18th, 2006 @ 8:52 pm

    as TV deputy sheriff Barney Fife, is portrayed as that character in every tribute.

    I noo, what a rip*, not even one Ralph Furley. This is my favorite one. Welcome to your new prison, bitch.

    *NPI

  4. Reverend
    March 19th, 2006 @ 1:54 am

    Have you inspired someone? Have you touched them spiritualy? You can do both with a blessing from http://www.onlineblessings.com.

  5. Jean-Paul Fastidious
    March 19th, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

    Jason: “I noo, what a rip*, not even one Ralph Furley.”

    Here you go…

    Reverend: “Have you inspired someone? Have you touched them spiritualy?”

    Is touching someone spiritually the same as touching them religiously?

  6. Reverend
    March 20th, 2006 @ 1:53 am

    Yes, reminding one of their spirituality can reconnect them with God or renew their faith.

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