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Huell Howser PBS "California's Gold" host is retiring, (now, RIP)
lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1140
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-01-09 11:26 am   Permalink

Nice ATP - I felt watching that was a must since I am wearing my Clash shirt.

Huell was always fun to watch. He would keep me glued to my TV whenever his show came on. He had a way of making even the least intresting subjects fun and entertaining. I have seen so many of his shows that it is difficult to pick a favorite. I think the episode that sticks out in my mind is the frog jumping competition. So great!

He had a job that he loved and was always in high spirits. He lived life to the fullest.


 
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2013-01-09 12:52 pm   Permalink

I remember once sitting next to Huell Howser at the Musso and Frank counter. At the time I didn't know who he was until someone came up to ask for his autograph.

What a chatterbox this guy was, he acknowledged my selection of the Thursday's special (chicken pie) as a wise one and then emphatically tried to get a German tourist to order something more befitting to the classic menu than ham and eggs. The German tourist looked at him like he was nuts.

Unlike other TV celebrities, Huell Howser was always "ON" !!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-01-09 1:31 pm   Permalink

For those inclined:

http://echopark.patch.com/articles/huell-howser-memorial-set-for-tuesday-at-griffith-observatory?ncid=newsltuspatc00000003

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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-01-10 10:17 pm   Permalink

Huell take off video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unlG8KeJ5x4&sns=em



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Wildsville man
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Posted: 2013-01-11 05:30 am   Permalink

Huell was an interesting guy. I met him when I was bar-tending at the Riviera in Palm Springs and lined him up some tropical drinks and we had a great 2 hour conversation. I invited him to Tiki Caliente 3 which was a couple weeks later and he was kind enough to show.

I have a great Huell story to tell but not on a public forum. So if you see me at TC5 I will hit you up with an interesting conversation.

R.I.P.

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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2013-01-12 4:12 pm   Permalink

Rory, I don't think that you should keep it a secret that Huell hired you as his house boy.



Jeff(btd)



 
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Mongoloid
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From: Long Beach
Posted: 2013-01-13 09:05 am   Permalink

http://www.mydesert.com/article/20130109/NEWS01/301090005/TV-host-Huell-Howser-spent-final-days-Palm-Springs-refuge?nclick_check=1

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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-01-13 09:38 am   Permalink

That's the first report I've seen which mentions the illness he was struggling with.

Wow, so Palm Springs was his personal hidey-hole. What a great place. Lots of neat things to see and do there, and always with the feeling -- a real palpable sensation -- that you're in a special and unique place, not in a crowded area like LA or Orange Counties. It's no wonder to me that he felt so at home there.

He was fortunate that he not only had fun, but he left a legacy to us from doing what he realy enjoyed. How very cool.


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2013-01-15 10:20 am   Permalink

Simpsons pay tribute to Huell on Jan 13, 2013 show



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Mongoloid
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Posted: 2013-01-15 11:25 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-15 10:20, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
Simpsons pay tribute to Huell on Jan 13, 2013 show







http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/huell-howser-simpsons-tri_n_2472794.html?ir=los-angeles&utm_campaign=011413&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-los-angeles&utm_content=FullStory

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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-01-16 09:26 am   Permalink

http://echopark.patch.com/articles/hundreds-remember-huell-howser-at-griffith-observatory-with-sunset-salute?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001#photo-12985656

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tiki1963
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2013-01-16 11:46 am   Permalink

wanna smile?

courtesy of good ol' Huell and King Kukulele in before he became a superhero.

http://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/1999/10/03/ukulele-visiting-732/

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chrisandsarahb
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Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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From: Cucamonga, CA
Posted: 2013-01-16 12:18 pm   Permalink

tiki1963, That was beyond awesome. Definitely made me smile. Thank you so much for posting this. Cheers!


"And its true you'll never rue the day."







And now....I'm a little sad.

[ This Message was edited by: chrisandsarahb 2013-01-16 12:32 ]


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-01-16 1:09 pm   Permalink

For all you Mid Century Modern enthusiast's
here is Huell's tribute to Julius Shulman

http://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/2010/10/24/julius-shulman-palm-springs-21/

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ThurstonHowell
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Posted: 2013-01-16 1:41 pm   Permalink

Nice post ATP...


 
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