Monday, September 26, 2011

Goodbye Mr. Peppermint

A part of Dallas television history was lost today as Jerry Haynes, known by many including myself as Mr. Peppermint, passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease at the age of 84.

Mr. Peppermint, and his sidekick "Muffin", will always be a part of my childhood. That show is the epitome of what television is missing today. Shows that not only entertained children, but carried a message.

"I want to remind you: Sometimes things don't go too well and you're not feeling a real good mood," Mr. Peppermint would say. "When you feel unhappy, nothing seems worthwhile. Just give yourself a peppermint grin, and you will wear a smile."

Thank you Mr. will be missed.

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