Happy Birthday, Coroner of Munchkinkland!

We members of the LolliPopWatch Guild wish to celebrate Meinhardt Raabe, famous munchkin coroner and author of Memories of a Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down Yellow Brick Road, who turns 93 today. Those with no inner child and/or a lot of work to get done: You can jump ahead to Raabe’s shining moment at 3:42 in the below video. But are you sure you belong here? We’ll have to ask Mayor Slezak of PopWatchland if you’re allowed to stay. (Annie, the Wicked Hungry Witch of the Eat, says it’s okay, since we’re surrounded by candy and she’s distracted.)

Raabe’s a brave one. If I had to do photo ops like these on a semi-regular basis, let’s just say the constant reminder of impending doom would have killed me already.

Nominations for offices of the esteemed LolliPopWatch Guild will be considered, below.

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  • Winona

    I met him years ago when he came to my town to reminisce about The Wizard of Oz. Can’t remember anything about it except that he made an off-color joke about East St. Louis – but hey, I think I was nine at the time. The remaining Munchkins show up at Hollywood Blvd. in Woodridge, IL every year for their Wizard of Oz party, too, which is always quite fun.

  • Martha

    I think Dalton would do nicely as a member of the LolliPopWatch Guild…it’s just about made my day imagining him in red and green curls and short pants. And is it just me, or is that statue more than a little creepy? Raabe looks much better in person, even at 93.

  • BrandonK

    I didn’t know Martina Navratilova was a sculptor, too! What can’t that woman do?

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