Grandpa Al, RIP

Posted in Radio, The World Of Entertainment at 10:23 pm by

Grandpa Al Lewis, best known for his role as (hang on here) Grandpa on “The Munsters”, along with with the role of Officer Leo Schnauser on the “Car 54, Where Are You?”, has passed away at the age of 95.

Lewis, beloved by cable TV hounds for his perodic visits to Al Goldstein’s “Midnight Blue” as well as Howard Stern’s WWOR television program (not to be confused with the E! simulcasts of Howard’s radio show), had been a fixture in NYC high school gyms for eons, acting as a freelance basketball scout.

Most recently, Lewis had been hosting a radio show on Pacifica’s WBAI.

5 responses to “Grandpa Al, RIP”

  1. Repoz says:


  2. notorius says:

    Al Lewis’ last words were, “Seahawks and the points! I would bet my life on it… AARGH, CHOKE, SPUTTER”

  3. Tommy Hoops says:

    One of the highlights of my young life was skipping school to be at that FCC Rally, and seeing Al Lewis say those fabled words.

    I also remember him saying during the fever of Felipe Lopez mania – remember that? – that Lopez wouldnt be anything other than a mediocre player in the NBA. I thought the old coot was nuts, but he was on the money.

    I can’t think of a life I would want more – TV star, radio host, basketball scout. Unless I could have the life of Tim Hinely, that is. But that goes without saying.


  4. tim hinely says:

    thank you tommy….it IS a life of opulence and comfort, but someone has to do it.

  5. Tommy Hoops says:

    Did I say Tim Hinely? I actually meant to say Jack Rabid. Mea culpa!


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