LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — John Vernon, a stage-trained character actor who played cunning villains in film and TV and made his comedy mark as Dean Wormer in “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” has died. He was 72.
Good riddance, I say. That might seem harsh, but let’s not forget all the trouble this jerk caused for Delta House. Just because he’s dead we’re supposed to wipe our minds of all the negative things he’s done? Hitler’s dead too, should we mourn him?
Let’s look at the facts: Bluto and Otter and Boon just wanted to have a good time. Have a few drinks, dress up in togas, dance to some music. Harmless fun. Yet Dean Wormer couldn’t stand to see people enjoying themselves. He did everything in his power to get these guys thrown out of school – and eventually he succeeded.
If the real mark of a man is the company he keeps, what does that say about Dean Wormer? Greg Marmalard? Douglas Neidermeyer? Please. Even the Dean could see these two were a couple of sneaky little shits. And Mayor Carmine De Pasto? Corrupt as they come.
Look, it’s clear this guy was no saint and maybe it’s wrong to speak ill of the dead, but I believe that people should be held accountable for their actions. Personal responsibility is what makes this country great. So you can say whatever you want about me, but I’m not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America! Gentlemen!