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RIP James Noble

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Yup. Even if you clicked on this, I am sure you were saying, "Who"?

    He was the actor who played Governor Gatling in Benson. He seemed old in 1980. Lived to 94. RIP.

    'Benson' actor James Noble dies at 94
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  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I was just checking to see if Jamie Noble, former WWE performer, had died.

    RIP to the actor.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Raise your hand if you've died and you *haven't* received your own RIP thread on sj.com.
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  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Hey, in my defense, I knew it was a ridiculous thread when I started it. Plus, I didn't try to make it into a Poin thread!
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    IF I remember right, someone posted a thread when the actual Baron Scicluna died, and one poster said they thought it was really me.
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Hey may not have been much good in the Client, but. ... someone was moved enough to create this:

  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I really don't think I am out of it... but then the fill in bassist for the Allman Brothers, who played with the band briefly in 1973, will die, and 24 sj.com members will commiserate.

    Or somebody who had a bit role in a 1980's sitcom...

    Or Peaches Geldof.

    I guess I need to get out more.
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  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    He was great as Mr. Rogers, too.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

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  10. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this just doesn't register with me much, and I loved Benson. He was pretty much a one-note character on that. His cluelessness always reminded me of George H.W. Bush.
  11. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Hey, the guy was in the 'Trending' section of my Facebook page, so why not start a thread.

    'Benson' was an underrated sitcom, I thought. I always loved it when he bickered with Miss Kraus, or took Clayton down a peg. I thought Noble played the sincere dimwit well.

    It's funny he didn't seem to do much outside of that show. The only other thing I remember seeing him in was the 'Airplane!' sequel, where he played a priest on the flight. There was a scene where the flight attendant told everyone to put their heads between their knees and then she said, 'No, your own knees, Father,' and then the head of Noble's character pops up from the lap of the attractive woman next to him.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    And, at least he died today and not 5 years ago.

    I say pick up the penalty flag.
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