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RIP Munchkin Coroner

Meinhardt Raabe, the Munchkin official in The Wizard of Oz who declared that the Wicked Witch of the East was indeed dead, has died. He was 94. There were over one hundred Munchkins in the movie and he was only one of nine that had a speaking part. And what a part it was!

As coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her, and she’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead.

Not something you usually come back from

I like this quote from Mr. Raabe during a 1988 interview with the Associated Press:

There is nothing in the picture that dates it. There are no old vintage cars or old vintage streetcars. … It’s a fantasy picture that will be fantasy for generations to come.

Rest in peace, Mr. Munchkin.

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon


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