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Posted: 3/23/2006 4:07:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 4:08:19 AM EDT by dvr9]
After the Death of Chef Southpark episode last night, I channels surfed for a few minutes until I settled on the TVLand Awards Show. The final award was given to the cast and producers of Cheers. Each actor got up, accepted the award and spoke a few short words.

John Ratzenberger, a.k.a. Cliff the mailman, thanked the producers and writers but went on to thank the troops overseas, "whose daily sacrifices make this nation great and safe for all of to do what we do." (not the exact quote...but close)

There was some applause in the audience, but when the camera panned, those where weren't clapping, began to clap on film. Very Clintonesque.


I applaud you John. You are a great american.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:10:16 AM EDT
John also has a show on the Travel Channel where he goes around looking at the various manufacturing plants in the US called "Made in America" and he looks at the stuff Americans produce.

A good show.

He seems to be a very sensible fellow.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:11:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 4:16:53 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
From what I've seen, he seems to be an OK guy.
Not the typical Hollywierdo.
However...



www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/John_Ratzenberger.php

John Ratzenberger , 58 (bio)
actor
$1,500 Republican
$4,700 Democrat
$325 special interest
total: $6,525



RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 ACTOR
KENNEDY, JOSEPH P II (D) House (MA 08) CITIZENS FOR JOE KENNEDY 1988 $200 primary 9/11/95

RATZENBERGER, JOHN SEATTLE, WA 98104 ACTOR
HYATT, JOEL (D) Senate - OH HYATT FOR SENATE COMMITTEE $1,000 general 08/16/94

RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 ACTOR
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE (R) $1,500 primary 06/21/94

RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
BOXER, BARBARA (D) Senate - CA BARBARA BOXER FOR U S SENATE $500 general 10/28/92

RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 ACTOR
HOLLYWOOD WOMEN'S POLITICAL COMMITTEE $325 primary 12/06/89

RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
PARAMONT STUDIOS METZENBAUM, HOWARD M (D) Senate - OH VOICES FOR CHANGE '88 $2,000 primary 10/06/88

RATZENBERGER, JOHN MR LOS ANGELES, CA 90029ACTOR
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $1,000 primary 09/26/88



ICK!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:18:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 5:07:47 AM EDT by wittzo]
He's also smarter than the average actor, he holds two or three patents.

He invented crinkled shipping paper or at least the device that makes it.

He's also got his own Star Wars action figure, but unfortunately, so does John Kerry.

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:43:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
John also has a show on the Travel Channel where he goes around looking at the various manufacturing plants in the US called "Made in America" and he looks at the stuff Americans produce.

A good show.

He seems to be a very sensible fellow.



I figgin love that show !
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:57:52 AM EDT
I only know him from Pixar movies, but I always like his characters.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:19:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wittzo:


He's also got his own Star Wars action figure, but unfortunately, so does John Kerry.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/wittzo/actionfigurexpress_1889_20147695.jpg



Does Sarge know about these?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:24:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
I only know him from Pixar movies, but I always like his characters.


Ham! "Watch what you're doing, Godspilla."
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:28:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wittzo:
He's also smarter than the average actor, he holds two or three patents.

He invented crinkled shipping paper or at least the device that makes it.

He's also got his own Star Wars action figure, but unfortunately, so does John Kerry.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/wittzo/actionfigurexpress_1889_20147695.jpg



Ratzenelenbogen was in SW?

HUH
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:55:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 8:57:42 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
I only know him from Pixar movies, but I always like his characters.



Darn kids............Don't know anybody but Britney Spears and that Justin whatshisface she dated.....

ETA a link for giggles:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGTl6tgVEFw
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:04:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:

Originally Posted By wittzo:
He's also smarter than the average actor, he holds two or three patents.

He invented crinkled shipping paper or at least the device that makes it.

He's also got his own Star Wars action figure, but unfortunately, so does John Kerry.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/wittzo/actionfigurexpress_1889_20147695.jpg



Ratzenelenbogen was in SW?

HUH



I'm such a nerd. Ratzenberger played Major Derlin for about ten seconds in The Empire Strikes Back. He was one of the guys that told Han and Leia that Luke probably wouldn't survive in the cold or something like that. Cliffie was in England at the time, he had no idea what Star Wars was when he was cast in Empire, it hadn't caught on there yet.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:10:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
From what I've seen, he seems to be an OK guy.
Not the typical Hollywierdo.
However...



www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/John_Ratzenberger.php

John Ratzenberger , 58 (bio)
actor
$1,500 Republican
$4,700 Democrat
$325 special interest
total: $6,525



RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 ACTOR
KENNEDY, JOSEPH P II (D) House (MA 08) CITIZENS FOR JOE KENNEDY 1988 $200 primary 9/11/95

RATZENBERGER, JOHN SEATTLE, WA 98104 ACTOR
HYATT, JOEL (D) Senate - OH HYATT FOR SENATE COMMITTEE $1,000 general 08/16/94

RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 ACTOR
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE (R) $1,500 primary 06/21/94

RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
BOXER, BARBARA (D) Senate - CA BARBARA BOXER FOR U S SENATE $500 general 10/28/92

RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 ACTOR
HOLLYWOOD WOMEN'S POLITICAL COMMITTEE $325 primary 12/06/89

RATZENBERGER, JOHN LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
PARAMONT STUDIOS METZENBAUM, HOWARD M (D) Senate - OH VOICES FOR CHANGE '88 $2,000 primary 10/06/88

RATZENBERGER, JOHN MR LOS ANGELES, CA 90029ACTOR
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $1,000 primary 09/26/88



ICK!!



Likes those ambulance chasers, eh?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:17:29 PM EDT
hey, ratzenberger has the right to choose who he votes for just like you and i.

i know a couple of dems who are stand up guys. not all of 'em are libtards.

just my .02.
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