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James Avery (Uncle Phil) passes away at 65

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 06:10 PM




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Posted January 01, 2014 - 06:17 PM



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Posted January 01, 2014 - 06:18 PM

I must admit I did not ever really get into this show much, but I didn't make a legitimate effort so I can't say whether I would've liked it or not, but judging by its immense popularity, I figure I probably would have.


I'm sure the guy was a great man by all accounts and even just by the few scenes I've seen of his, it's obvious how impactful he must have been too many.


I watched "Family Matters" a heck of a lot more and would probably be more affected by Carl Winslow's passing than this man, only because I experienced more with him (obviously), but I hope someday, I can find the time and interest enough to start watching some of this man's work in this classic show.

I'm not trying to turn this into a political thread, but let's remember, news organizations are for-profit companies. Most of them want to be the first to break a story, rather than report an in-depth, accurate story.

I get that, but it's details regarding death that most offend & piss me off. That shouldn't be something to take lightly at all.


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Posted January 01, 2014 - 06:22 PM

RIP Uncle Phil.


Not a good way to start off the new year. Prayers are with his family during this time.

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 06:53 PM

I too didn't get into the show until it had finally ended. But man once I got into the reruns, I make it a religious effort to catch if everyday. 2nd funniest show behind Married With Children.

Uncle Phil forever.


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Posted January 01, 2014 - 07:32 PM

sad day :( 

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Posted January 01, 2014 - 11:33 PM


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 05:51 AM

This is the scene I thought of when i found out. Im glad someone did this jpeg


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 10:58 AM



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Posted January 06, 2014 - 05:28 PM

^ I was waiting to hear from him. When is his funeral? Are they all expected to attend?


Carlton remembers Uncle Phil:



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Posted January 07, 2014 - 04:21 AM

It's a shame that people have to die at a realtively "young" age.




he will always be remembered.

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 07:12 AM

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Seriously though, my sister and I have been sad about this all week.  James Avery, when he would get pissed or any kind of demonstrative look as Uncle Phil, looked almost exactly like our dad (even though we are white lol).  It was seriously unreal how their mannerisms matched each other.  Fresh Prince was one of our favorite shows growing up for many reasons, but it was Uncle Phil that really bonded with us forever.  There's only a few shows that I can watch episodes every day, hundreds of times and never get tired of it...this show is most definitely one of them.


You will be missed Uncle Phil...


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 01:31 PM

^ You bring up a great point about how you totally related to this and saw your own Father in Uncle Phil in a lot of ways despite not being of the same ethnicity or racial-make-up or whatever. I think it's truly awesome when that happens with shows like this with the messages & acting being so strong that they can translate to being universal.


I had a similar thing with "Family Matters" & seeing Carl Winslow remind me a lot of my Father sometimes. It might seem like that show wasn't as serious & even more goofier than this one, what with the Urkel character & all, but for any of those here who might not have seen that show deeply enough, it had its often more serious life-teaching moments as well.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Family Matters was almost always trying to throw you a little message here and there. 


There are some similarities between Uncle Phil and Carl "Big Guy" Winslow:


1. Both were heavy-set

2. Both looked out for their families

3. Both were employed in positions of power (Phil - Attorney/Judge; Carl - Started off as a police sergeant and working himself up to Captain iirc)

4. Both had loving, strong, black women as wives

5. Both had temper problems (Phil's anger issues were mostly due to Will/Jazz/Geoffrey and Carl's anger was almost always caused by Urkel)

Pau Gasol is GONE

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 11:03 PM

Damn, Rip Uncle Phil. 

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