John Ritter RIP

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  1. sanariot

    sanariot Member

    Nov 19, 2001
    Chelsea FC
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    United States
  2. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    Washington D.C/Sao Paulo
    Manchester United FC
    I am absolutely devestated. I am still a huge Three's Company fan.

    R.I.P John.
  3. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hell, I liked his new show, 8 Simple Rules....

    And Johnny Cash on the same day. Wow.
  4. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
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    Mar 29, 2003
    Washington D.C/Sao Paulo
    Manchester United FC
    This is probably the saddest news I've heard in a while.
  5. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    a terrible thing. I remember liking those 3's a Company Shows when I was a kid, and I thought 8 Simple Rules was the best of the new shows last season. Really the best show on ABC and right up there with Friends and Scrubs on my own list
  6. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Chicago Fire
    I can't claim to be a fan of any of his shows, but I saw him on some long-forgotten variety show once improvising with Robin Williams. Not only could he match Williams (very few performers can) he actually cracked him up a couple of times. Ritter was a talented comic actor, something he didn't get full credit for until recently, and something which is a tremendous accomplishment.
  7. MeridianFC

    MeridianFC Member

    Jul 26, 1999
    Washington, DC USA
    I just watched "Sling Blade" again recently it really bears out the fact that beyond all the 3's Company jive he was a grear actor.
  8. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A lot of people don't take the show seriously... but he was on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in, I believe, the second season.

    It was called "Ted" and he played the bad guy of the episode... a homicidal robot. He was pretty intense. I'd almost say that seeing him be that evil made it all the more freaky.
  9. XaviusX

    XaviusX Member

    Mar 21, 2001
    Tampa, Florida
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He also played JUNIOR's father in "PROBLEM CHILD" 1 & 2, I have fond memories of those two movies.

    John Ritter...:(
  10. Deleted USer

    Deleted USer Member+

    Jan 7, 2001
    I was and still am a huge fan of John Ritter. :(

    HE was an idol
  11. Aimer. Northend Diva

    Dec 7, 2000
    That Buffy episode "Ted" is actually one of the ones that reeled me into watching the show.

    Everyone's favorite mini-golf-playing, cookie-making psychotic robot.

    and one of his lines of dialogue included the word "melarchy"
  12. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    FC Edmonton
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    FC Edmonton
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    Ritter did a movie in '92 called "Stay Tuned". He gets sucked into a reality based on TV shows from hell.

    In a funny twist one of the shows he lands on is mockign Three's Company. He just screams and changes the channel.

    RIP John.
  13. PSUdude

    PSUdude New Member

    Dec 15, 1998
    Elmhurst, Queens, NY
    I liked his comedic style, he had the way of looking like the most straight, un-funniest guy on the screen, but then do/say things in the most normal manner and it turns out to be the funniest things said in the scene...

    A true talent lost, but perhaps a wakeup call to get checked out more often.
  14. gatopreto

    gatopreto Member

    May 31, 2000
    No, it was malarkey.
  15. Aimer. Northend Diva

    Dec 7, 2000
    so I can't spell it.
  16. Metros#1

    Metros#1 New Member

    May 14, 2001
    John Ritter was very underrated as an actor. In Three’s Company he had the ability to make TV viewers feel he's a real person, just caught in awkward/funny situations. On top of that, he’s one of the best in physical comedy.

    He's also been active in UCP telethons for many years. Just a great guy.

    RIP John!
  17. krolpolski

    krolpolski Member+

    One of my favorite Ritter projects was the movie Real Men, with Jim Belushi, in which he plays an ordinary whimpy father, whom Belushi (some sort of secret agent) shanghais into helping him meet UFOs to save the world.

    The other was a TV movie called Hero at Large where he played a struggling actor who gets caught up in the person of a movie superguy he's doing personal appearance as.

    Oh, and he was the bad guy in Barefoot Executive opposite Kurt Russell.
  18. Aimer. Northend Diva

    Dec 7, 2000
    looks like they're going to keep his show on the air, but play out his death in the plotline instead of recasting the character.
  19. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC

    Can't be easy for anybody right now.
  20. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Funny. I actually saw him looking at a private nursery-type school in my neighborhood.

    Also in Skin Deep.

    I freely confess that I also watched his spinoff with religious fervor.
  21. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    I think it would have been better to recast him or cancel the show. This show is so dumb and goofy having the father die would be very strange it wouldn't fit at all within the context.

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