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Merv Griffin has passed away. RIP, Merv.
FOX NEWS | 08/11/07 | Self

Posted on 08/12/2007 8:45:42 AM PDT by Robe

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To: radiohead
I’d like to think that Arthur Treacher, Merv’s old partner and friend (who died in ‘75) turned to the crowd upstairs and said “And here’s the dear boy himself, Merv!”
Goodness, that brought a tear to my eye. I remember Treacher talking about how many young men from his village had been killed in WWI. I'm not sure of my memory, but it could be that he was the only one who survived the war. I guess I'm getting old if I remember Arthur Treacher and Merv Griffen together...


No, you're not getting old my FRiend, I remember them together too and they were every bit as entertaining (perhaps more so) than the more famed team of Carson and McMahon.

I remember when Arthur Treacher joined the celebrities of the day by lending his name to a fish and chips franchise (who could forget Arthur Treacher's F&C?), and I remember him saying that he wouldn't let them use his name on anything that he wasn't willing to eat at his own table. A truly class act, just like Merv.
101 posted on 08/12/2007 3:34:28 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: Robe

Rest in peace, Mr. Griffin.


102 posted on 08/12/2007 3:55:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: mkjessup

“No, you’re not getting old my FRiend, I remember them together too and they were every bit as entertaining (perhaps more so) than the more famed team of Carson and McMahon.

I remember when Arthur Treacher joined the celebrities of the day by lending his name to a fish and chips franchise (who could forget Arthur Treacher’s F&C?), and I remember him saying that he wouldn’t let them use his name on anything that he wasn’t willing to eat at his own table. A truly class act, just like Merv.”

I’m 53, and I watched Treacher and Griffin when I was a kid. My parents loved the show, too!


103 posted on 08/12/2007 4:15:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Robe
"I'll take 'Dead Television Game Show Producers' for $1000, Alex"

R.I.P... Merv

104 posted on 08/12/2007 4:20:49 PM PDT by SubGeniusX ($29.95 Guarantees Your Salvation!!! Or TRIPLE Your Money Back!!!)
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To: WhiteGuy

“Yes, Mr. Griffin was a well known gay man.”

Source?


105 posted on 08/12/2007 4:32:51 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (eHarmony reject)
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To: Robe

I feel another loss of that innocence of a childhood gone by. I would be allowed to stay up late by Mommma to watch Merv’s show. Always funny and classy.

Why must we lose this wonderful legacy to a horde of Leftists who are taught that it’s hip to hate?


106 posted on 08/12/2007 4:41:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: hlmencken3

I’m pretty sure you’re right.


107 posted on 08/12/2007 4:51:09 PM PDT by txroadkill ( http://iraqstar.org)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
I don't think you will ever find real concrete proof, but it was pretty well known by insiders.

Deney Terrio, the host of "Dance Fever" sued Griffin for sexual harassment, however, the case was thrown out by the judge. The case was sealed and removed from public record.

108 posted on 08/12/2007 5:02:33 PM PDT by txroadkill ( http://iraqstar.org)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
I’m 53, and I watched Treacher and Griffin when I was a kid. My parents loved the show, too!

We're of nearly identical vintage FRiend, I'd bet that Arthur is serving up something for Merv from this very selection tonight, lol:

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With full credit and thanks to:

TruFoods LLC, aka 'arthurtreachers.com'
109 posted on 08/12/2007 5:51:50 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: mkjessup

Thanks for the link!


110 posted on 08/12/2007 5:55:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: tioga
The Other is an excellent book. I also liked Harvest Home by the same author.....creepy and terrifying.
111 posted on 08/12/2007 5:59:55 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: trussell

I join in prayer for all the loved ones as they deal with his homegoing.


112 posted on 08/12/2007 8:25:50 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: txroadkill

it was pretty well known by insiders.
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Very true.


113 posted on 08/12/2007 8:56:15 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Part of the RIGHT-Wing Machine.)
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To: peggybac

I see that Rupert Murdoch has been donating to Hillary for the past couple of years.


114 posted on 08/12/2007 9:14:15 PM PDT by Netizen (If we can't locate/deport illegals, how will we get them to come forward to pay their $3,250 fines?)
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To: mkjessup

Mmmmmm. I miss Arthur Treacher’s. It was my favorite fast food joint.

Now it’s gone. Waaah!


115 posted on 08/12/2007 11:22:09 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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Merv's death came a year and change after Mike Douglas's.

Mike (on Ch. 3), Merv (on Ch. 6), and Dinah Shore (on Ch. 10) were opposite each other on Philadelphia television in the second half of the '70s (my HS years). Now they are all together again. RIP Merv, Mike, and Dinah. I look forward to meeting you someday.

ff

116 posted on 08/13/2007 4:02:51 AM PDT by foreverfree
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To: windsorknot

I have read that one as well. I think I read all his books. Too bad he died so young.


117 posted on 08/13/2007 4:32:31 AM PDT by tioga
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To: hlmencken3

You are correct, queer as a 3 dollar bill.


118 posted on 08/13/2007 4:41:59 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
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To: trussell
Prayers going up for Merv Griffin.

Carolyn

119 posted on 08/13/2007 5:13:23 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Cvengr

Segio Franchi was at a friend’s house for the Italian Feast we have in my neighborhood back in 1978. He said the same about Merv.


120 posted on 08/13/2007 1:09:32 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Shelayne

There is still one on Broadway in Somerville MA.


121 posted on 08/13/2007 1:10:38 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

That’s a far drive from Minneapolis. **sigh**


122 posted on 08/13/2007 4:12:13 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
“Yes, Mr. Griffin was a well known gay man.”

Source?

Yeah, I've never given a second thought to looking something like this up.......so I cannot cite any definitive scholarly article that states Merv was gay.

Do you dispute it? Is this fact of concern to you? Why?

Seriously, ask any one of your gay friends, neighbors or co-workers. They will confirm.

I just called a freind of mine who is gay, he said, "Merv was as queer as a 3 dollar bill."

So there you go.

123 posted on 08/14/2007 10:55:16 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (PAUL2008)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

same here, I’m 50.

Rest in Peace Merv.


124 posted on 08/14/2007 11:08:35 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: Cvengr

Was
Aurther Treacher and Mervy a couple in the past?
I watched this guy as a kid. He was entertaining. To think he was gay makes me kind of sick. He was ashamed of the fact he was gay I think. He needed help.


125 posted on 08/17/2007 4:17:48 PM PDT by storyreports (closet merv)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Eva died of cancer.


126 posted on 08/26/2007 2:25:29 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: txroadkill

If Merv was gay I say ‘ho hum and thanks for being discrete!’ Merv never made entertainment cheap and for that I thank him.


127 posted on 08/26/2007 2:28:26 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: massgopguy

Sergio Francchi may have known Merv’s preference but it wasn’t nice of him to blab.


128 posted on 08/26/2007 2:30:59 PM PDT by Havisham
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