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John Candy March4/1994

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by jb welder, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. jb welder

    jb welder

    Sep 13, 2010
    Melonville, Canada
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  2. butterknucket


    Feb 5, 2006
    I loved his movies when I was a kid. I still do.
  3. Jimmy The Gent

    Jimmy The Gent Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    Mississauga, ON
    Harry with the snake tattooed on his face, who ran a sex shop on a SCTV skit.
    Martin Short: Harry where are the marital aids?
    John Candy: At the back!
    Martin Short: Super!
    Lots of laughs as a kid. Thanks for the memories.
  4. SaucyJack


    Mar 8, 2017
    Jesus where does the time go!!!
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  5. keto

    keto Gold Member

    May 23, 2006
    As Planes Trains etc last month, I’m not sure I had ever seen it end to end but I have now. Brilliant. They were talking on sports radio about when he had a piece of the Argos not long ago. He’s still very much in our minds.
  6. Robert1950

    Robert1950 Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2006
  7. Steadfastly


    Nov 13, 2008
    Minto, New Brunswick
    Can't believe it's been that long. Man, time flies!
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  8. NB_Terry


    Feb 2, 2006
    New Brunswick
    I am a big fan of his.
  9. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Thanks for the memories, @jb welder . Candy was a classic. SCTV was brilliant and he was a significant member of that ensemble.

    Some of my movie channels have been playing his movies back to back the last few days. I was able to at least partly watch a few of the ones I never got to see. He was of course extremely type-cast because of his appearance. When given a chance to break out of that mold, even a little bit, he did an admirable job. A very funny guy. RIP, Mr. Candy! You blowed up real good.

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  10. Guitar101

    Guitar101 Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    Gores Landing, Ontario

    Uncle Buck. Still watch it every few years. 25 years, WOW. Who'd of guessed it.
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  11. Budda

    Budda Gold Member

    May 29, 2007
    London, Ontario
    I'm almost done Martin Short's autobiography "I must say" and he speaks of Candy a lot.

    We definitely lost a great one.
  12. Frenchy99


    Oct 15, 2016
    Covid-19 Area
    Great artist !
  13. mhammer


    Nov 30, 2007
    Ottawa, Ontario
    One of those guys that was hard NOT to like. I enjoyed him in the delightfully stupid flick "Going Berserk". He gives a drug-influenced speech about his his fiancé at his engagement party that is precious.
    I also enjoyed him in his often overlooked dramatic role in "Only the Lonely". Pretty much the basis for the TV series "Mike and Molly" (with a leaner girlfriend), the trailers pitch it as a comedy. While it has it's standard Candy-esque moments, the nub of it is a nice guy whose chances at happiness are constantly ruined by his mother, played by Maureen O'Hara.

    Actually, Candy had a lot more dramatic range than many give him credit for. They tend to think of him as Johnny Larue, or Divine, or any of a dozen other SCTV characters (all of which were brilliant). But plenty of his films have a lot of tender moments, where he showed he clearly had range as an actor.

    The good news, I suppose, is that he was very busy as an actor, and left us a lot of terrific performances to enjoy again and again. And let us not forget he was a co-owner of the Argonauts when they took home the Grey Cup in 1991.
  14. jb welder

    jb welder

    Sep 13, 2010
    Melonville, Canada
    His kids said he was most proud of his role as Dean Andrews in the movie JFK. I'd like to think he would have gotten away from the typecasting and been very successful in more serious roles later in life.

    I thought it was a real nice touch that the Second City tribute (post at top of this page) ended with the crane shot. The whole 'crane shot' thing was based on real events and interwoven into the first SCTV season. The clip leading up to that final shot can be found if you search youtube for 'street beef Christmas'.
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  15. torndownunit

    torndownunit Gold Member

    May 14, 2006
    Orangeville, Ontario
    One of my favourite possessions. I met John Candy when I was at the airport when I was about 8 years old. While it was awesome, I didn't appreciate how awesome it was until I was older.

    He was a GIANT of a man when you were 8 years old hah. Such a nice guy.

    The thing I always found cool is that he wrote stuff like the date, which I'd come to value as I got older. And things are harder to remember. He talked to my parents and I for about 15 minutes.

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