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First Tigger, Then Piglet -- Who's Next?

    Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger, died last Friday, and today we learned of the death of John Fiedler, the voice of Piglet. Coincidence?? I don't think so. It's just too suspicious -- like last June, when Ronald Reagan and Ray Charles died within a week of one another. Be rational: What are the odds?????

   

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 28, 2005; 4:24 PM ET
 
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I was very sorry to see Mr. Fiedler's passing. He'll always stick in my memory as "Mr. Peterson" from the Bob Newhart Show.

Posted by: proxl | June 28, 2005 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I was very sorry to see Mr. Fiedler's passing. He'll always stick in my memory as "Mr. Peterson" from the Bob Newhart Show.

Posted by: proxl | June 28, 2005 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The guy who voiced Tony the Tiger died a few weeks back. Was he a forerunner or ...?

Posted by: TonyK | June 28, 2005 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget Howie Morris, who died about a month ago. Not only was he in Your Show of Shows, the Andy Griffith Show, Dick van Dyck, etc, he was also the voice for scads of cartoon characters.

Meanwhile, throw a protective cordon around June Foray.

Posted by: rt | June 28, 2005 4:57 PM | Report abuse

"After a while you start to see the glitches; it's like The Matrix."

-- Mark Vicente, Director, "What the Bleep Do We Know?"

Posted by: Bleep Nut | June 28, 2005 5:05 PM | Report abuse

can someone be fulfilling a viscous plot to rid the world of all 50's-era beloved cartoon voices? egads.....

Posted by: Anonymous | June 28, 2005 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Coincidences are a normal function of chaos theory working itself out. Now, when there aren't any coincidences at all, that's when you have to be careful.

Posted by: jw | June 28, 2005 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Next up, the voice of Optimus Prime.


I'm also scared for Casey Kasem's life now. He's got no chance. Zoinks!

Posted by: Fitz | June 28, 2005 5:47 PM | Report abuse

a "Viscous" plot...or do you mean vicious?

Posted by: M.A. | June 28, 2005 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm,

Could be viscous as well as vicious. Maybe it's all part of the sky-is-falling-ozone-is-dissappearing-Bill-Clinton-&-Bush-Sr-are-really-friends conspiracy to provide L. Ron Hubbard with new subjects for Tom Cruise's scientology green grass experiments.

Or, it could be that these guys are all getting old.

Posted by: TnD | June 29, 2005 8:04 AM | Report abuse

It's not the fault of any of these honorable voice-actors, but what you're talking about is the voice of "DisneyPiglet" and "DisneyTigger." DisneyPooh is to Pooh what the Monkees are to the Beatles. A.A. Milne was a genius who created amazing books that I never get tired of reading aloud, and even read to myself sometimes. The Disney Corporation created these videos using the Milne characters but they have none of the sophistication that the books have.

Posted by: kbertocci | June 29, 2005 8:36 AM | Report abuse

And to add to all the others, we've now lost the "voice" of the Civil War. RIP Shelby Foote.

Posted by: ebtnut | June 29, 2005 10:31 AM | Report abuse

M.A.--the plot is thickening!

tut tut, looks like rain....

Posted by: toady | June 29, 2005 10:45 AM | Report abuse

My God man, it's the government! It'll be you and me next... To the hills!

Posted by: Doc. | June 29, 2005 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Nixon died in 1994 - whodathunk?

Posted by: nottamember | June 29, 2005 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Sidenote to Tony the Tiger voice: He's also the guy who sang the eternal classic, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."

Posted by: proxl | June 29, 2005 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I read somewhere about some curse with the Superman movie actors. If you see they all died tragically.

Posted by: fdg31 | June 30, 2005 10:52 AM | Report abuse

This is cool, you have to try it. I guessed 57172, and this game guessed it! See it here - http://www.funbrain.com/guess/

Posted by: Allison Trump | May 22, 2006 2:45 PM | Report abuse

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