Monthly Archives: July 2012

So Long, Mermaid Man, and Thanks for All the Fish


Ernest Borgnine passed away on Sunday at the age of 95. He did so much as an actor, and inevitably showed up in anything that was fun, from McHale’s Navy (classic TV show AND cheesetastic movie) to the record-keeper in Red. He was also a character actor in the first-ever sci-fi TV show in the U.S., Captain Video, starred in Airwolf, and guest-starred in everything from The Love Boat to E.R.

Where we’ll really miss him, though, is Bikini Bottom. His childlike sense of fun came through loud and clear with Mermaid Man. Let’s hope Barnacle Boy is ready to fill those seashell pasties. Rest in peace, Ernest, and thanks for all the wonder.


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