Friday, October 21st, 2016

RIP Jeff Conaway


The late Jeff Conaway played Bobby Wheeler in the television sitcom Taxi and was part of one of my favorite scenes in any television series. Louie DePalma (played by Danny DeVito) is an awful excuse for a human being when he discovers he needs surgery. Shortly before the operation DePalma makes a pact with God to be the best person he can be. After the surgery, DePalma controls his bad temper and is nice to people. Wheeler doesn’t believe the change will last and actually wagers DePalma will return to his former wicked ways. When DePalma doesn’t succumb to his dark side, Wheeler decides to give DePalma a push (at the 14:36 mark).

Conaway died at age 60 after a long battle with drug addiction. May he finally find the peace that eluded him in life.

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