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6th Jun '16 10:23:16 AM JoieDeCombat
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** When actor Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper, passed away, the producers were faced with the usual options for dealing with loss on a kids' show: [[TheOtherDarrin cast a new actor]], or [[PutOnABus have the character simply leave the show]] (either with an explanation, such as he retired, or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome without]]). [[TakeAThirdOption Instead]], ''Sesame Street'' ran an episode where Big Bird understands that [[KilledOffForReal Mr. Hooper had died]], it was OK to miss him, and that even though life would never be quite the same when someone beloved dies, it will get better. In tribute to him, the portrait Big Bird was going to give him still hangs in his nest to this day, 30 years later. (Note: ''Very nearly'' happened twice in the run of the show as Caroll Spinney was supposed to be on the ''Challenger'' as Big Bird - but they couldn't configure the suit in space)

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** When actor Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper, passed away, the producers were faced with the usual options for dealing with loss on a kids' show: [[TheOtherDarrin cast a new actor]], or [[PutOnABus have the character simply leave the show]] (either with an explanation, such as he retired, or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome without]]). [[TakeAThirdOption Instead]], ''Sesame Street'' ran an episode where Big Bird understands that [[KilledOffForReal Mr. Hooper had died]], it was OK to miss him, and that even though life would never be quite the same when someone beloved dies, it will get better. In tribute to him, the portrait Big Bird was going to give him still hangs in his nest to this day, 30 years later. (Note: ''Very nearly'' happened twice in the run of the show as Caroll Spinney was supposed to be on the ''Challenger'' as Big Bird - but they couldn't configure the suit in space)
5th Jun '16 5:31:21 PM FGHIK
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** When actor Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper, passed away, the producers were faced with the usual options for dealing with loss on a kids' show: [[TheOtherDarrin cast a new actor]], or [[PutOnABus have the character simply leave the show]] (either with an explanation, such as he retired, or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome without). [[TakeAThirdOption Instead]], ''Sesame Street'' ran an episode where Big Bird understands that [[KilledOffForReal Mr. Hooper had died]], it was OK to miss him, and that even though life would never be quite the same when someone beloved dies, it will get better. In tribute to him, the portrait Big Bird was going to give him still hangs in his nest to this day, 30 years later. (Note: ''Very nearly'' happened twice in the run of the show as Caroll Spinney was supposed to be on the ''Challenger'' as Big Bird - but they couldn't configure the suit in space)

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** When actor Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper, passed away, the producers were faced with the usual options for dealing with loss on a kids' show: [[TheOtherDarrin cast a new actor]], or [[PutOnABus have the character simply leave the show]] (either with an explanation, such as he retired, or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome without).without]]). [[TakeAThirdOption Instead]], ''Sesame Street'' ran an episode where Big Bird understands that [[KilledOffForReal Mr. Hooper had died]], it was OK to miss him, and that even though life would never be quite the same when someone beloved dies, it will get better. In tribute to him, the portrait Big Bird was going to give him still hangs in his nest to this day, 30 years later. (Note: ''Very nearly'' happened twice in the run of the show as Caroll Spinney was supposed to be on the ''Challenger'' as Big Bird - but they couldn't configure the suit in space)
5th Jun '16 5:30:56 PM FGHIK
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** When actor Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper, passed away, the producers were faced with the usual options for dealing with loss on a kids' show: [[TheOtherDarrin cast a new actor]], or [[PutOnABus have the character simply leave the show]] (either with an explanation, such as he retired, or without). [[TakeAThirdOption Instead]], ''Sesame Street'' ran an episode where Big Bird understands that [[KilledOffForReal Mr. Hooper had died]], it was OK to miss him, and that even though life would never be quite the same when someone beloved dies, it will get better. In tribute to him, the portrait Big Bird was going to give him still hangs in his nest to this day, 30 years later. (Note: ''Very nearly'' happened twice in the run of the show as Caroll Spinney was supposed to be on the ''Challenger'' as Big Bird - but they couldn't configure the suit in space)

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** When actor Will Lee, who played Mr. Hooper, passed away, the producers were faced with the usual options for dealing with loss on a kids' show: [[TheOtherDarrin cast a new actor]], or [[PutOnABus have the character simply leave the show]] (either with an explanation, such as he retired, or [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome without). [[TakeAThirdOption Instead]], ''Sesame Street'' ran an episode where Big Bird understands that [[KilledOffForReal Mr. Hooper had died]], it was OK to miss him, and that even though life would never be quite the same when someone beloved dies, it will get better. In tribute to him, the portrait Big Bird was going to give him still hangs in his nest to this day, 30 years later. (Note: ''Very nearly'' happened twice in the run of the show as Caroll Spinney was supposed to be on the ''Challenger'' as Big Bird - but they couldn't configure the suit in space)
18th May '16 10:03:52 PM Kartoonkid95
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* For the 1983 ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' MadeForTVMovie ''Still the Beaver'', June says her famous "Ward, I'm a worried about the Beaver" catchphrase to Ward's gravestone, as Hugh Beaumont had died the previous year.
6th May '16 4:01:02 PM BNSF1995
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** Besides which, Doc had been voiced by Corey Burton in the video games, but it is likely that he was not used in ''Cars 2'' because he isn't a big enough name.
2nd May '16 1:09:48 PM thatother1dude
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* Creator/HeathLedger's Joker pretty much died with the actor, shortly after all his scenes were filmed for ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[Creator/ChristopherNolan Nolan's]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises third Batman movie]] chose - perhaps quite wisely - to honor his memory not only by not recasting him for the sequel, but by refusing to discuss the character whatsoever - not even in a throwaway line acknowledging Batman's triumph over him. It's almost as though he didn't even exist.
** Somewhat subverted in ''DKR'''s novelization where a small text mentions that the Joker was the only inmate at Arkham not moved to Blackgate, but that no one could verify if he was still there or not.
* Subverted in the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movies where, while the character of Fred himself didn't die across all media, Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s debilitating back injury made it practically impossible for the studio to make a third movie, as well as pretty much killing Freddie's on-screen career, though he has found a nice resurgence in [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice acting.]]
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.

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* Creator/HeathLedger's Joker pretty much died with the actor, shortly after all his scenes were filmed for ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[Creator/ChristopherNolan Nolan's]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises third Batman movie]] chose - perhaps quite wisely - to honor his memory not only by not recasting him for the sequel, but by refusing to discuss the character whatsoever - not even in a throwaway line acknowledging Batman's triumph over him. It's almost as though he didn't even exist.
** Somewhat subverted in ''DKR'''s novelization where a small text mentions that the Joker was the only inmate at Arkham not moved to Blackgate, but that no one could verify if he was still there or not.
* Subverted in the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movies where, while the character of Fred himself didn't die across all media, Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s debilitating back injury made it practically impossible for the studio to make a third movie, as well as pretty much killing Freddie's on-screen career, though he has found a nice resurgence in [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice acting.]]
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.
27th Apr '16 10:47:18 PM Josef5678
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27th Apr '16 10:45:02 PM Josef5678
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20th Apr '16 12:10:33 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTheLastCrusade'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.
18th Apr '16 4:13:23 PM erforce
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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Crystal Skull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''The Last Crusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Sean Connery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Crystal Skull'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''The Last Crusade'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.
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