User avatar
STT757
Topic Author
Posts: 13201
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 1:14 am

RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:48 pm

This man, host of Family Feud in the Eighties, had swagger. Watching him flirt with the ladies was a lesson each night.

http://news.yahoo.com/family-feud-tv...hard-dawson-dies-79-143746235.html
Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
 
Superfly
Posts: 37735
Joined: Thu May 11, 2000 8:01 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:51 pm

Rest in peace Richard Dawson!
So sad to read of this. I watched his game show after school hundreds of times as a kid.
Bring back the Concorde
 
srbmod
Posts: 15446
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 1:32 pm

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:01 pm

I liked him on Hogan's Heroes, but my favorite role of his was as Killian in The Running Man:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xStvfbIddM0&list=HL1338742649

Some parts of which were sampled in the song "Temple Of Dreams" by Messiah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKduhUXa0rg
 
zanl188
Posts: 3443
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:05 pm

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:02 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
So sad to read of this. I watched his game show after school hundreds of times as a kid.

With me it was Hogans Heroes - came on right after I got home school...

I especially liked him in Running Man, very evil...

"Survey Says:!"

RIP Mr Dawson
Legal considerations provided by: Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe
 
User avatar
STT757
Topic Author
Posts: 13201
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 1:14 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:02 pm

And in a strange coincidence he died exactly 16 years to the day after Ray Combs (whom replaced Dawson) committed suicide. I liked Ray Combs, I thought he was really funny. I was shocked when he committed suicide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Combs
Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
 
User avatar
fxramper
Posts: 5837
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:03 pm

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:13 pm

One of the best and most liked game show hosts of all time.   
 
connies4ever
Posts: 3393
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:54 pm

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:26 pm

Quoting srbmod (Reply 2):
I liked him on Hogan's Heroes, but my favorite role of his was as Killian in The Running Man:

   Evil incarnate in that one. Although Charlize Theron might give him a run for the money in "Snow White". Brilliant. Movie only so-so.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
smittyone
Posts: 1336
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:55 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:35 pm

LOL, could you imagine a game show host kissing every female contestant in 2012. He was the man.
 
Superfly
Posts: 37735
Joined: Thu May 11, 2000 8:01 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:45 pm

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 7):
LOL, could you imagine a game show host kissing every female contestant in 2012.



I used to wonder if he ever got cold sores or herpes from kissing all of those women. In my silly teenage mind back in the 80s, I thought that was the reason he left the show.
Bring back the Concorde
 
PSA53
Posts: 2928
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:54 pm

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:18 pm

I wasn't really a fan of Family Feud or Hogan's Hero's,but every morning I would get up and watch him on Match Game.He was great and along with Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Summers gave Match Game the huge following it has today.Most MG shows are seen on Game Show Network.But he was the master of the quick quips.He was great.

R.I.P. Richard Dawson
Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
 
smittyone
Posts: 1336
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:55 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:22 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
I used to wonder if he ever got cold sores or herpes from kissing all of those women. In my silly teenage mind back in the 80s, I thought that was the reason he left the show.

Good point - that's a lot of different bugs mixing together. He must have had a hell of an immune system by the end of the series.

Got to hand it to him though - he kissed the heifers and the hotties all the same. RIP
 
AeroWesty
Posts: 19551
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:37 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:27 pm

Survey Says!: RIP

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 10):
he kissed the heifers and the hotties all the same.

LOL, something tells me he'd enjoy a comedic break in his obit.
International Homo of Mystery
 
L-188
Posts: 29881
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:01 pm

He also had several movie roles besides "The Running Man". He was in "The Devils Brigade" amoung others.

It may be a good thing he will miss the remake of Running Man that is comming out. Remakes tend to be hatchet jobs.


Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 10):
He must have had a hell of an immune system by the end of the series.

If you never expose yourself to something you will never build up an immunity!
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
seb146
Posts: 13928
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 1999 7:19 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:09 am

When I heard this, my first thought was: He has been alive this whole time??

Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):
Watching him flirt with the ladies was a lesson each night.

ummm... flirt? Not really. I know you (general terms, not STT in particular) may think this in bad taste, but I believe he was drunk for his entire run on Family Feud. He sure sounded and looked like it. He may have been so drunk he thought he was the cat's meow, so to speak.

Quoting PSA53 (Reply 9):
Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Summers

gay and gay. Just sayin...

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 11):
Survey Says!: RIP

+1 for Aero!

He certainly had an influance on American game show television.
Patriotic and Proud Liberal
 
User avatar
EA CO AS
Posts: 13443
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2001 8:54 am

RE: RIP Richard Dawson

Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:30 am

Hogan's Heroes. Match Game. Family Feud. The Running Man.

Richard Dawson was, simply, the best.

Rest in peace, sir. You were one of a kind and will be missed.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan

Comments made here are my own and are not intended to represent the official position of Alaska Air Group

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: coolian2, MaverickM11 and 9 guests