Monday, December 26, 2016


Your Uncle Gob seems to think that he saw you down at the docks today. Was that you?
George Michael: 
No. No. Maybe it was the other George Michael. 
You know, the singer-songwriter.
Yeah, that makes sense.
'Arrested Development'

From the BBC:

Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said.

The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have "passed away peacefully at home".

Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT.

Police say they were treating the death as unexplained but there were no suspicious circumstances.

I was hoping the memorial tributes for departed members of the League of Themselves in 2016 would have ended with Zsa Zsa Gabor.  So far, I'm holding out hope that I won't need to post the induction I now have ready for Carrie Fisher.  But I never could have expected George Michael would go so soon......

Here are the greatest moments for the fictional televersion of the British pop singer:

- The Extra Special Series Finale

At a park, Andy sits on a bench and meets Bunny (Gerard Kelly), who tells Andy this is a bench to meet gay men. George Michael stops by for a short visit. When a photographer appears, Andy sends him off George Michael before giving up on the bench and leaving.

Eli Stone
- Pilot (2008) 
Lawyer Eli Stone begins to see visions, including George Michael singing in his living room, and street cars in the lobby of his office building. 

Eli Stone: 
"Stress gives you premature grays, it doesn't make legendary British pop stars sing their greatest hits live from your couch."

Eli Stone: 
What do I do if George Michael comes back?
Nathan Stone: 
Get an autograph.

- Heal the Pain (2008) 

- I Want Your Sex (2008)
Eli sues a high school at George Michael's request because the principal expelled a girl who played one of his songs at assembly.  

With this episode, George Michael appeared as himself rather than as just a vision.  

- Soul Free (2008)

Beautiful People  
- How I Got My Gash (2009)
(Seen only in photo, uncredited)

The [BBC news report] about George Michael shown later is a genuine report from 1998, revealing what BBC news actually looked like at the time.

2011 Comic Relief

Besides these actual appearances, he was mentioned in the following TV series which confirms his presence in Earth Prime-Time:
  • '30 Rock'
  • 'Misfits'
  • 'Hot In Cleveland'
  • 'The Office'
  • 'Good Morning, Miami'
  • 'Full House'
  • 'Gilmore Girls'
  • 'Arrested Development' (See the header quote)
Plus he was mentioned in shows from other TV dimensions:
  • 'Castle'
  • 'God, The Bob, and The Devil'
  • 'Little Britain'
Good night and may God bless, George Michael......

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