Monday, October 20, 2014

Gerry Parkes R.I.P.

Sad news to report , our friends at ToughPigs have learned of the passing of Gerry Parkes. 

While he had a long career in TV and film including a memorable part in the Boondock Saints films, he will always be remembered by Muppet fans as Fraggle Rock's Doc.

After Fraggle Rock, Parkes reprized the role in 1987's A Muppet Family Christmas in which he tried to rent Ma Bear's farmhouse for a "nice quite Christmas in the country." (Skip to 2:25 in the video below to see him meeting Ma Bear and the rest of Muppet Show Muppets)

Head  over to ToughPigs to read their great tribute and remember: "The turkey's not the turkey, the turkey's the turkey, you turkey", and more appropriately "You cannot  leave the magic."

As Kermit once said, " What a sweet guy."  You'll be missed, Doc! 

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