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The original go-getter

The Gilmore family lost its patriarch today.

Edward Herrmann, who portrayed Richard Gilmore during The Gilmore Girls’ seven-year run on the CW, died today in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer.

I first remember seeing Herrmann in a small role in the original Great Gatsby film. Even then, his distinctive voice and upper-crust persona were in evidence.

Numerous obituaries list his Tony and Emmy award-winning work, but I’ll always think of him as Richard Gilmore, the rich grandpa who we’d love to have in our corner.

Logan was such a goob…am I right?

Grampy Ferg

I’ve been fairly vocal in my fandom of the Craigy Ferg, better known as Craig Ferguson, host of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS.

Did I drop his name enough?  I think you know who I mean.

I usually watch him do his thing via DVR in the mornings while I eat breakfast, and yesterday I got not only the expected laughs from his opening monologue, but this very important reminder:

Today is Grandparents Day.

Believe you me — no one can describe, dissect and go on a diatribe about the matriarchs and patriarchs in our lives with more unexpected passion than the great Craigy Ferg.  It was hilarious.

But why take my word for it?  See for yourself.  I have conveniently inserted a link to the aforementioned monologue for your viewing pleasure.

There’s other chit-chat at the start of the clip, but if you go to 4:40, you’ll get right to the senior funnies.  It’s totally worth it and builds to great grandparent-y goodness.

If you’re not inspired to call your grandpa and grandma afterward, you’re heartless and humorless and all those other -less words.  But I trust you will.

You’re good eggs, after all.

Dedicated to Edith and Omar Hayden, and Onie and Lucian Curtsinger, my grandparents, who have left this world, but who I’m sure are avid readers of The Sticky Egg.