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‘Seinfeld’ actor John Pinette, 50, dies in Pittsburgh hotel
NY Daily News ^ | 6 April 2014 | Nicole Hensley

Posted on 04/07/2014 4:57:01 AM PDT by Gamecock

John Pinette, 50, a standup comedian and actor who suffered from liver and heart disease, died of natural causes on Saturday afternoon at the Sheraton hotel in Pittsburgh, reports say.

The comedian’s personal doctor signed off on the cause of death with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, reported the Pittsburgh newspaper The Post-Gazette.

Authorities do not suspect foul play and an autopsy will not be performed.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: johnpinette; yougonow

1 posted on 04/07/2014 4:57:01 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

OK now I know who this guy was.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 4:59:02 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Gamecock

This enormous human being was pathetic not funny. Sorry for his passing. He needed a little self control.

He does not count as #2 after Mickey Rooney (they die in threes)


3 posted on 04/07/2014 4:59:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Gamecock

He didn’t look to be in the best of health...


4 posted on 04/07/2014 5:00:22 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; Taffini; jdm; countess; ...
That's our boy, on the left:


5 posted on 04/07/2014 5:00:39 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

He wasn’t, and his weight, eating, etc, was the focus of his comedy routine, which was pretty good.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 5:03:07 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Vaquero

~~~in threes~~~

I remember Al B. saying bad things happen in threes...

Airplanes,
Celebrities,
Wilson Phillips....


7 posted on 04/07/2014 5:05:41 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Vaquero

I think he counts for 3 all by himself!


8 posted on 04/07/2014 5:06:11 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Gamecock

I was asked to be a pallbearer at his funeral, but I politely declined.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 5:10:40 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I think he counts for 3 all by himself!

Bingo

10 posted on 04/07/2014 5:11:36 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

he was quite funny, he also dropped over 100 pounds since the Seinfield gig.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 5:14:27 AM PDT by wny
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To: 109ACS

You didn’t have a suit that wouldn’t clash with the forklift?


12 posted on 04/07/2014 5:16:18 AM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Gamecock

He was in the first “Punisher” and one of those celebrity weight loss shows I think. Way overweight for years.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 5:16:37 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: F15Eagle

“...bad things happen in threes…”

Obama, Holder, Jarrett...


14 posted on 04/07/2014 5:17:06 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Wyatt's Torch; C. Edmund Wright

I keep waiting for the same thing to happen to comic Ralphie May, saw him a while back at the local comedy club, man he is big..................don’t know how the heart can take that kind of strain.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 5:17:45 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: wny

I saw his standup. It was a fat joke fest. Not funny to me.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 5:18:44 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: txrefugee

I expect more like a grouping of three sixes with some of what they do.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 5:21:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Saw him 3x live, great show! rip my friend


18 posted on 04/07/2014 5:23:06 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“I didn’t just wake up one day, look down and go ‘Oh no!’”.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 5:23:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Gamecock

He wasn’t on Seinfeld MUCH, but his comedy routine was absolutely hysterical.

On Ny-Quil: “Do not operate heavy equipment after taking this.” I *AM* heavy equipment.

On Friskies: “The foods cats naturally crave, like Beef, Liver and Tuna.” WHAT? The foods MY cat craves would be cricket, moth and field mouse. Thank God I don’t come home and see fluffy has dragged an eviscerated cow into the middle of the living room. [In a PBS accent]: “Fluffy races across the sarengetti. He takes down the bull. He’s going straight for the liver. It’s gruesome to watch, but it is the circle of life”

On Las Vegas: It’s an all-you-can -eat buffet! Someone’s getting lucky tonight! Four hours later, the little asian guy comes out from the kitchen: “YOU GO NOW! YOU GO NOW!”


20 posted on 04/07/2014 5:27:05 AM PDT by dangus
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To: wny

We saw his show in Vegas a few years ago. He did have a funny routine about food. Moochelle would not have approved.

Stand-up commedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcSIHw8M6JM


21 posted on 04/07/2014 5:27:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: MrB

..nay nay…...


22 posted on 04/07/2014 5:32:59 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: wny

I always had very low cholesterol until I dropped about 20 pounds. My cholesterol shot through the roof for about a year.

Everyone knows that beef fat has loads of cholesterol. Well, guess what: people fat has loads more. When you lose weight, it dumps all that people fat into your blood stream. THIS is why dieting to lower your cholesterol is sooooo hard and why losing weight fast is so deadly.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 5:33:13 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Gamecock

He was a very, very funny guy. I will miss him.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 5:37:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama takes a selfie. Putin takes Crimea.)
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To: Gamecock

Overweight and found dead in a hotel room; same thing happened to John Waters’ fave tranny, Divine. Shortly after release of the orig. Hairspray, she/he/it was in L.A. to film an episode of Married...with Children and apparently died in his/her/its sleep...

Saw Pinette at a comedy club, pretty good tho yes about the fat joke dominance.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 5:41:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Gamecock

Well, that photo probably tells the whole story.
I think I now understand why an autopsy was not ordered..


26 posted on 04/07/2014 5:44:06 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: dangus

Had no idea who he was, but those lines just made me smile.


27 posted on 04/07/2014 5:45:21 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Gamecock

On Phoenix and Dairy Queen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-SvDBG-Us


28 posted on 04/07/2014 5:47:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Gamecock

[A carjacking takes place in front of the group]

Robber: Alright fatso, out of the car.

Kramer: I want to capture this.

Robber: Come on! Gimme your wallet.

Victim: Don’t shoot.

Jerry: Well, there goes the money for the lipo.

Elaine: See, the great thing about robbing a fat guy is it’s an easy getaway. You know? They can’t really chase ya!

George: He’s actually doing him a favor. It’s less money for him to buy food.

Robber: I want your wallet. Come on. Come on, come on.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 5:48:40 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: Gamecock

Pinettes routine on French vs. Italian food is very funny. He was a good comedian.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 5:55:14 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: dangus

His routine about his visit to a water park had me in tears.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 5:56:32 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (If ignorance is bliss how come there aren't more happy people?)
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To: Gamecock

Wikipedia is listing cause of death as pulmonary embolism. I know he was really unhealthy, but he was a funny, funny man. RIP John and thanks for the laughs.

CC


32 posted on 04/07/2014 6:16:04 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Gamecock

I’m a large man and overweight but nowhere near his league. It never fails to amaze me that everyone (mostly women) that I’m around that complains about their weight and constantly talks dieting, eats at least a good bit more than I do. I mean every one of them!

I had a real treat a couple years back. My company was working at Costco one day and the crew included a pretty large woman. At lunch she opted for a salad, but like I would, she doctored it up to the equivalent of two double quarter pounders with cheese! She mow’ed that down telling us something about being 80’lbs overweight. I’d say more like 150.

She had also made a little shopping run and I looked over her cart to see a load of junk I would never be eating. At the end of the day, she and another woman had about a two hour trip back to our HQ. I saw her opening up the big sack of teriyaki sticks she’d bought for the trip home.

Good God! Don’t complain about your weight to me and then let me see you breaking open the Costco Oh Boy! Oberto “Hog Pack” like two hours after you ate lunch!


33 posted on 04/07/2014 6:21:04 AM PDT by brewguru
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To: Gamecock

His humor was 99% clean.

Mostly self-deprecating humor about food and his size, but very well done.

Yes, the waterpark routine is one of the funniest bits out there. Free Rirry! Free Rirry!


34 posted on 04/07/2014 6:26:14 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Gamecock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRPcYcaggNE


35 posted on 04/07/2014 6:39:35 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: brewguru; Vaquero

That, brewguru, was the real core of Pineta’s humor: Not fat jokes, as the human barbituate surmises, but the human struggle against compulsion. Had they all been fat jokes, few people past the third grade would have been able to relate to him. But we can all relate to illicit desires and the consequence of indulging them... except for the human barbituate.


36 posted on 04/07/2014 7:36:32 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Gamecock

I liked him in Revenge of the Nerds, and Seinfeld. RIP


37 posted on 04/07/2014 8:24:31 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: dangus
Please. I say nay, nay.

I think you're correct. His humor dealt with all human compulsions and the consequences. I remember his jokes about drinking, although most jokes concentrated on food and may have been a means to deal with self-loathing.

His joke about Las Vegas buffets (particularly the one where he mixes it up with being in Oz) and about eating at Chinese restaurant buffets (YOU GO NOW!) were very funny to me.

So was his "Free Willy"/Japanese tourist jokes about his visit to a waterpark.

Some of John's work:

"Vegetarians I completely understand, you have health issues with it, you have ethical issues, I completely understand. A vegetarian said to me, 'But I'm a vegan.' What is that? What is that? … Vegans go to the store and they buy 50-pound bags of almonds and they make it into stuff they wish they could eat. They don't have a stove they have a Play-Doh fun factory."

"Skinny people decide what they want at McDonald's… Now skinny people I love you, we're all God's children, but the food situation, you piss me off. You browse, you pick….get out of the line! Get out, go over there and think! Skinny people decide what they want when they get to the front of the line… what were you doing in line, your tax returns? I knew what I wanted before I parked the car."

"I've been on a cruise ship thats crashed. The captain comes on, 'I want you to know that the ship is taking on a little water.' You mean were sinking. A guy bringing on a case of Evian, thats taking on a little water."

"If you go to Bed Bath & Beyond without a coupon, people will wonder if you're OK."

Water Park

Original Chinese Buffet

38 posted on 04/07/2014 8:49:01 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: dangus
Please. I say nay, nay.

I think you're correct. His humor dealt with all human compulsions and the consequences. I remember his jokes about drinking, although most jokes concentrated on food and may have been a means to deal with self-loathing.

His joke about Las Vegas buffets (particularly the one where he mixes it up with being in Oz) and about eating at Chinese restaurant buffets (YOU GO NOW!) were very funny to me.

So was his "Free Willy"/Japanese tourist jokes about his visit to a waterpark.

Some of John's work:

"Vegetarians I completely understand, you have health issues with it, you have ethical issues, I completely understand. A vegetarian said to me, 'But I'm a vegan.' What is that? What is that? … Vegans go to the store and they buy 50-pound bags of almonds and they make it into stuff they wish they could eat. They don't have a stove they have a Play-Doh fun factory."

"Skinny people decide what they want at McDonald's… Now skinny people I love you, we're all God's children, but the food situation, you piss me off. You browse, you pick….get out of the line! Get out, go over there and think! Skinny people decide what they want when they get to the front of the line… what were you doing in line, your tax returns? I knew what I wanted before I parked the car."

"I've been on a cruise ship thats crashed. The captain comes on, 'I want you to know that the ship is taking on a little water.' You mean were sinking. A guy bringing on a case of Evian, thats taking on a little water."

"If you go to Bed Bath & Beyond without a coupon, people will wonder if you're OK."

Water Park

Original Chinese Buffet

39 posted on 04/07/2014 8:49:01 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Gamecock

Jeez!...Saw him last Saturday at the Improv in Brea, Ca. The earthquake happened at 9:10 pm while he was on stage. He went off stage for a few minutes and then came back. He started singing the old song by Carole King...”You make the earth move under my feet”.. R.I.P. John ~ I always had a headache from laughing so hard after all your shows. What a sad loss!


40 posted on 04/07/2014 9:20:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Gamecock

Too young to go. RIP.


41 posted on 04/07/2014 11:13:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Gamecock

I SAY NAY NAY!


42 posted on 04/07/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: F15Eagle

You go now! You be heah fiddy yeaah!


43 posted on 04/07/2014 2:42:26 PM PDT by rey
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To: Gamecock

The Official Channel for John Pinette
https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnPinetteTV

9.95 and all you can eat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KzMbckJqgs


44 posted on 04/07/2014 4:42:08 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Scoutmaster

I love the Portuguese translation. Great audience, too. A comic’s dream.


45 posted on 04/07/2014 5:07:10 PM PDT by firebrand
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