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RIP Josip Elic

River Edge, New Jersey — Josip Elic, best remembered for his performance carrying Jack Nicholson on his shoulders in 1975’s “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” died Oct. 21 at a rehabilitation facility here. He was 98.

MSTies will remember him as the mischievous Shim, a martian bad guy, in the movie in episode 321- SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (he was credited as Joe Elic).

Deadline.com has the story.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

7 Replies to “RIP Josip Elic”

  1. Say No To Yes
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    Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are!

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  2. Ray Dunakin
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    That’s nice that his friends took him in when he got too old to live alone.

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  3. The Original EricJ
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    “They’ve got this…little spring…And it falls down stairs all by itself!”
    “Just like Grandma!”

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  4. radioman970
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    I didn’t know that was him in Cuckoo’s Nest. I quote his “I’m tired.. ” all the time. 98 is amazing.

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  5. Sampo
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    One thing I’ve always said about his performance in SCCTM: He ia one of the few who GOT the intended tone of the thing, and (unlike most of the other cast members) never even tried to be serious. And because of that he is memorable.

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  6. Christopher Eckart
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    Josep Elic did a number of Twilight Zone episodes (although they spelled his name differently on each appearance). I think he’s the one who calls out “WORDSDWORTH! ROMNEY! OBSOLESCENCE!” at the beginning of the episode, “The Obsolete Man.” He had a great voice. RIP.

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  7. goalieboy82
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    Christopher Eckart:
    Josep Elic did a number of Twilight Zone episodes (although they spelled his name differently on each appearance). I think he’s the one who calls out “WORDSDWORTH! ROMNEY! OBSOLESCENCE!” at the beginning of the episode, “The Obsolete Man.”He had a great voice.RIP.

    that was Burgess Meredith’s 3rd Twilight Zone episode too.

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