Originally posted by CNN.comNEW YORK (AP) -- Peter Boyle, the actor known for playing everything from a tap-dancing monster in "Young Frankenstein" to the curmudgeonly father in the long-running TV sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 71.
Such a great talent that was, in my eyes, the glue of "Raymond" ... may he rest peacefully.
Originally posted by Spaceman SpiffNever watched "Raymond", but he was great in that 1 episode of "The X-Files" ("Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" I think was the episode name).
"Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" was my favorite comedy episode of "The x-Files." Boyle's morbidly depressed delivery and moments of feigned enthusiasm were great. The capper was his vision of himself lying in bed with Scully with tears of gratitude running down his cheeks, which she thought was a missed prediction when he made it. The payoff made for a great finale!
It's like they cast the Weavers to confirm every stereotype those of us up North have of Southern Christian homeschoolers -- meanspirited, hypocritical, unable to do the simplest thing (like looking at a map)