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RIP Phil Hartman

Post by Archonix » Tue May 28, 2019 7:13 pm

Today is the 20th anniversary of Phil Hartman's death. Hard to believe it's been so long.
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Re: RIP Phil Hartman

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Post by gkscotty » Wed May 29, 2019 7:48 pm

I listen to the Talking Simpsons podcast, they're in the middle of season nine, and every time he's been in an ep they'd almost been doing a countdown to his last appearance. It's rather depressing. I didn't know him from outside OFF, but he was clearly a great talent who went out in a horrible way.
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Re: RIP Phil Hartman

Post by c_nordlander » Wed May 29, 2019 8:00 pm

Good grief, it's been that long? Still depressing no matter how you cut it. I only really knew him from his Simpsons work, but he was great.
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But a bad friend;
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Over and over;
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But a bad lover.


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Post by Stretch_Dude » Thu May 30, 2019 12:35 am

Yeah, I mostly knew him from Simpsons as well (though it did turn out I had seen him in several things without knowing it was him until years later), but the guy's a legend for a reason. The world is much poorer for the fact that he isn't a living legend.
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Post by missy_misery » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:44 am

Man, I can't believe it's been that long!
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Re: RIP Phil Hartman

Post by Nidotamer » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:51 pm

Same. He had a real uniqueness to him and his voice. I do wonder how it'd be if he was still around, I think he was the original choice for Zapp Brannigan, which does explain the slight Hartman-ish tone Billy West gives him.
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Re: RIP Phil Hartman

Post by c_nordlander » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:36 pm

I've heard that theory too. It's not impossible, considering that Zapp looks like a younger, blond Troy McClure.
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This is the end;
I'm a good fighter
But a bad friend;
I've played the traitor
Over and over;
I'm a good hater
But a bad lover.


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