If I were the kind of person who cracks callous jokes about painful and untimely deaths, I’d respond to the news that former child star Jack Wild has succumbed to mouth cancer by saying let this be a lesson to children everywhere never to put a talking phallus named Freddy in your mouth, even (or especially) if it claims to be “magic.”
But, of course, I’m not. Rest in peace, Jimmy.
Those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about have never watched Sid and Marty Krofft’s H.R. Pufnstuf, which is probably for the best.