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Tue, Dec. 15th, 2009, 12:31 pm
Famous rat fursuiter dies

mejeep has pointed out to me the sad news that Mark Ritts died, most famous for playing a lab rat in Beakman's World. I do remember catching a few episodes of that when I was young and have fond memories of the "guy in a rat suit". (Ironically, that is what I am best known for now myself.) Vale, Mark Ritts.

EDIT: The episode I best remember him from was when he was worried about the prospects of toilets exploding and was abstaining from relieving himself as a result, almost to the point where he would have had to worry about exploding himself. (I never understood why he didn't just use a tree.) It could be from him that I got my love of toilet humour.

Tue, Dec. 15th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
kynekh_amagire

Aw, man... you said "famous rat fursuiter" and that's the first person I thought of.

Tue, Dec. 15th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
mishicougar

Damn :(

Tue, Dec. 15th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
bluedigitalcat

Its a shame, ill sure miss him, I used to watch the show a lot and he was definitely great on it.

Tue, Dec. 15th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
ultratails42

Awwww. Thats such a shame. I loved Lester and I loved Beakmans World ;_;

Tue, Dec. 15th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
lupine52

That show I believe ran on Saturday mornings on CBS here, If I remember right Beakman was sorta the guy whom was big (for science) after Mr. Wizard but b4 Bill Nye. Thats if my memory is correct that is. I didn't really watch that show, I think it was the hosts hair and voice that turned me off and don't even remember the rat. Hmm will have to youtube an episode to check my memory :P

Tue, Dec. 15th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
pepemapache

Dang, that sucks. Believe it or not, I know Paul Zaloom and he's an awesome guy. Had Thanksgiving with him last year

Wed, Dec. 16th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
kellogg_collie

Holy crap! I was JUST reading up on this guy no more than a few weeks ago due to the fact Beakman himself will be at Megaplex in 2010 and I wanted to know what happened to the rat guy. I also read this while learning at the same time DarkWolphie died of H1N1.

:-(