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  • Last year, about a month following the death of Gene Deitch, I decided to watch a compilation video of Rembrandt Films. One of the entries was an adaptation of Anatole, featuring the voice of Carl Reiner, who died one month later.
    R.I.P. to Koichi Sugiyama (April 11, 1931 – September 30, 2021), Japanese composer and orchestrator who is best known for his contributions to the Dragon Quest video game series.
    R.I.P. to actors Ravil Isyanov (GoldenEye, Transformers Dark of the Moon), Cynthia Harris (Mad About You, Edward & Mrs. Simpson, Three Men and a Baby) and Gerald Home (Return of the Jedi, Mr. Muscle television commercials).
    R.I.P. to directors Jay Sandrich (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Cosby Show, Soap) and Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Venus, My Cousin Rachel), both of whom passed away on Sept. 22.
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    Also (Sept. 21) actors Al Harrington (Hawaii Five-O), Peter Palmer (Li'l Abner) and Willie Garson (Sex and the City).
    Earlier this year was the 20th anniversary of macOS (then known as Mac OS X): 10.0 "Cheetah". Today, it's the 20th anniversary of the next release: 10.1 "Puma".
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    Less importantly: today's the 4th anniversary of macOS 10.13 High Sierra; yesterday was the 3rd anniversary of 10.14 Mohave (which I'm still using).
    The MeTV online schedule for Bugs Bunny and Friends mistakenly listed People Are Bunny for today when instead there was Hare Trigger.

    Also, today seems like an anniversary for something...just trying to remember what it was I was thinking of.
    50 years ago tomorrow (i.e. September 11, 1971), Colonel Bleep made its last known airing on American TV on New York City's WNBC. Its slot came after Across the Fence (an agricultural program) and before Dodo, The Kid from Outer Space. After all that came the premiere of NBC's 1971-72 SatAM schedule.
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    Kind of reminds me how I'd get up early on Saturday mornings, and see some stations airing cartoons like Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and pals, and Rocky and Bullwinkle, along with the farm report, before they'd show the "real" cartoons.
    Sort of an odd anecdote: Pelswick was one of those shows I remember seeing/hearing ads for when it was part of the Nick schedule, but I'm not sure if I really saw it. I distinctly remember a former acquaintance who was really into the line "Baby baby BABY!", which I remember being part of at least one ad.
    R.I.P. to Mikis Theodorakis- Greek composer for the likes of "Mauthausen Trilogy", Zorba the Greek, and Z- Willard Scott- The Today Show weatherman and originator of Ronald McDonald- and Jean-Paul Belmondo- French star of Breathless, That Man from Rio, and Pierrot le Fou.
    R.I.P. Pat Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock and occasional actress on the latter's movies, including Strangers on a Train and Psycho.
    R.I.P. Ron Popeil, inventor, businessman and founder of Ronco. "Set it, and forget it." "But wait, there's more." "Something-o-matic".

    R.I.P. to Jerry Granelli, a jazz drummer who worked for Vince Guaraldi, one such credential being a certain special that was "the Charlie Browniest".
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    He was the last living member of the music trio involved with the special, following the deaths of Guaraldi in 1976 and bassist Fred Marshall in 2001.

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