Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gary Coleman Dies

Gary Coleman, probably the biggest child star of my youth, has died after an apparent brain hemorrhage caused him to fall and suffer a serious head injury.

His death brings a fond memory of mishearing the "Diff'rent Strokes" lyrics:

A man is born,
he's a man of means.
Then along come two,
they got nothin' but his genes.

Yes, I thought Mr. Drummond was Willis and Arnold's biological father. Early in the series, the boys called Drummond "Mr. D.," but I originally missed these episodes, including Drummond's official adoption of Willis and Arnold, so I only heard them call him "Dad."

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