Flounder has died. CNN reports:

Stephen Furst, the actor who played the hapless, beanie-wearing frat boy Flounder in the 1978 movie “Animal House,” has died at age 63, his son, Nathan Furst, told CNN on Saturday.

“It was from complications from diabetes,” Nathan Furst said. “Over the last several years it was getting worse a little bit. Sort of the typical things that tend to happen when you have diabetes a long time.”

Furst appeared on TV in “St. Elsewhere” and “Babylon 5,” but he was best remembered for his role as the innocent freshman Kent Dorfman in “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” which ushered in a brand of raunchy comedy.

Animal House came out when I was in college. It’s hard to overstate the impact — It was one of those movies that just seemed to capture so much. I can’t even count how many times I’ve used a line from Animal House in some other context.

Flounder was perhaps the most beloved of the characters.

“You F-d Up, You Trusted Us” and “My Advice to You, Start Drinking Heavily”

“Fat Drunk and Stupid Is No Way To Go Through Life”

And of course, during the ending chaos

“Oh boy, this is great”

But as a college student, this by far was the most memorable

I hope I score. Oh, boy! Oh, boy!

Rest in Peace, Stephen Furst.


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