Tuesday, May 24, 2005

"They're G-R-R-R-R-E-A-T !!!"



Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the Tiger*, finally "got soggy in milk" today at the age of 91. During his lifetime, it's been estimated he sired up to 250 "variety packs."

He will be buried in a small cardboard box with a reclosable lid.



* He was also the voice on the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," but I couldn't think of anything clever for that one. Come to think of it, I couldn't think of anything clever anyway.

6 comments:

Raehan said...

You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch is a great song. Very talented. I'm being serious.

Dave Morris said...

Rae, Tony was a part of almost every single breakfast I had prior to age 14. There is a tear in Dave's eye tonight.

Angie said...

I grew up in an house where cereal was not considered a real breakfast. I coveted those sugar coated flakes Tony peddled!

Weary Hag said...

How sad! The great thing about voice-overs is that people will remember that voice in their minds as though they just heard it yesterday.
Poor Thurl.
Thurl??

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I don't suppose "Where's the Wellington beef?" would have the same cachet....

Gwen said...

Long time reader. First time commenter. Also from STL.

The guy who was the voice of Fred Flintstone also died. Sad day.