Good Night Fillmore

The few tributes I’ve read of George Carlin all left off a very approachable part of his career. As any good train mom knows, he narrated the Thomas the Tank Engine series for some time. These are some of the best episodes. He brought the words to life. He wasn’t just reading a book, he was telling a story. I liked those episodes. I didn’t want to shove hot pokers in my ears. Alec Baldwin just reads words, might as well be our dearly departing president reading from a teleprompter for all the inflection he gives Thomas & Friends.

What will Cars 2 do without the original Fillmore?

In other news, we might have to take up watching Thomas & Friends again. Pierce Brosnan is the new narrator. Mommy could do with a little Bond. James Bond.

Hmm … apparently I read the wrong news sources, the Mercury News has an obit recognizing his influence on our kids.

2 smart people left their mark:

  1. Kelsey, 25. June 2008, 23:09

    Oh I know we dont watch Thomas anymore because of this!

  2. Halimah, 27. June 2008, 16:58

    It completely blew the other morning when I woke up, wrangled The Minion away from the ‘puter, grabbed my coffee and saw that horrible headline. He was a classic. I fondly remember The Conductor…and thinking about Seven Words ( mentally giggling ) as Carlin did the Thomas thing.