Monday, April 12, 2010

Wizard of Oz Mayor Meinhardt Raabe Dies. He Was So Young!




It's true. The Wizard of Oz munchkin mayor has died. The little guy was only 94.

I actually met him at a trade show a few years ago. Did we talk mayoral politics, tiny curly shoes or infighting amongst members of the Lollipop Guild? No. There was really no time for that. But in our short, historic meeting I can tell you that he was a nice guy.

R.I.P . Munchkin Meinhardt Raabe.

21 comments:

Chemgeek said...

He was 94 in people years, but since he was a munchkin and they are half as tall as other people, he was actually only 57 in munchkin years.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chemgeek - haha. Thanks for that valuable information.

Dr Zibbs said...

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: It was actually the Coroner that died NOT the Mayor.

Sorry if this creates problems with your florist and your sympathy flowers.

Dr Zibbs said...

And come to think of it, now I'm confused if I met the Coroner or the Mayor. I think it was the mayor because he was wearing a huge hat.

Kristen said...

awww, he is really most sincerely dead.

Dr Zibbs said...

Fitting tribute Kristen.

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Kristen said...

And did you read in that article you linked to that he used to tour the country in the oscar mayer Wienermobile? I often feel I was born at least four decades too late.

Gage said...

wow. I didn't know anybody was still alive from that movie.

KendallJaye said...

The Lollipop Guild is providing wee pall bearers. :D
-KJC

Dr Zibbs said...

KendallJaye - I heard that too. They'll carry him in his shoebox coffin to his final resting place.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

How cute that he still wore a version of his costume! RIP, little guy!!

Scope said...

You guys were wrecklessly eyeballing the "booth babes" weren't ya? You and the mayor, rating the B(.)(.)Bies, I bet.

Dr Zibbs said...

Anything - Yeah. RIP.

Scope - How did you know. He was a great wing man. A teensy tiny wing man.

Scope said...

Yeah, and I bet he was hung like a freakin' PONY, too.

When they said a good wingman is hard to find, I just never thought they'd be talking about in deep pile shag carpeting. (70's porn reference.)

Dr Zibbs said...

Scope - a pony that changes colors probably.

JenJen said...

Scope you know Dr Zibbsy baby rated my b(.)(.)bs.
It was the red sparkly shoes that did him in.

Heff said...

It was those damn curly shoes that did him in.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

creepy..even for a nice guy.

ÄsK AliCë said...

Where did he get that outfit? I just need to have a shiny blue and green outfit

Dr Zibbs said...

Alice - that outfit will go to his grave.