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Old 02-21-10, 03:14 PM
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"Boner" is missing! [Update: DEAD]

Bummer


Has anyone seen Andrew Koenig? "Boner" from "Growing Pains" missing since 2/14 in Vancouver
Passing along some news that's definitely not funny, even though it concerns Andrew Koenig from "Never Not Funny" and better known from his teen-actor turn as "Boner" in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains.

Friends of Koenig have reported him missing, last seen Feb. 14 in Vancouver. This came in earlier today from Dave Holmes:

"Andrew Koenig (AK-47, the video guy on “Never Not Funny,” and “Boner” from “Growing Pains”) has been missing for a week, last seen 2/14 in Vancouver. Didn’t make his flight back to the US on 2/16. The Vancouver Police are involved, and lots of people are looking. Could you reblog this and help get the word out? And say some prayers or think some positive thoughts?"

Koenig, 41, is the son of Walter Koenig -- Star Trek's Chekov -- and brother-in-law of Jimmy Pardo. If you have seen him, please contact your local authorities.

UPDATED: Jenny Magenta, whom Koenig had been staying with in Vancouver before his disappearance, posted a message last night on Facebook, that read in part:

"If you have seen him, emailed him or had any contact after the 14th/15th or spent time with him during his stay in Vancouver and the police HAVE NOT contacted you yet, please call Detective Raymond Payette and his phone is 604-717-2534 and provide the information you have. Please do not call 911."
















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Old 02-21-10, 03:20 PM
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As soon as I saw the thread title, I immediately thought of the Growing Pains character. Glad to know I was right. Though sorry to hear that's he's missing.
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I hope he's found alive and well. I had no idea he was Walter Koenig's son, or that he played Joker in that short video.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I hope he's found alive and well. I had no idea he was Walter Koenig's son, or that he played Joker in that short video.
Double that, I'm really surprised as well. Hope it turns out okay.

He is after all, part of our forum mascot.

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It's been all of Twitter for 2 days or so now.
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WHEW!

For a minute there, I thought the 'S. Boner' was removed from the DVD Talk smiley page and thus OtterVille History was FOREVER THWARTED!

Who know's what that would do to the space/time continuum!

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found it!

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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I hope he's found alive and well. I had no idea he was Walter Koenig's son, or that he played Joker in that short video.
I didn't know he was Walter Koenig's son either, but I did know he played Joker in that video.
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Half my blood supply just went south. Damn you TallGuyme.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I hope he's found alive and well. I had no idea he was Walter Koenig's son, or that he played Joker in that short video.
Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
I didn't know he was Walter Koenig's son either, but I did know he played Joker in that video.
I'm not sure who Walter Koenig is, and I have no idea what 'short video' you guys are talking about.

I win.

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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
It's been all of Twitter for 2 days or so now.
Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
I'm not sure who Walter Koenig is, and I have no idea what 'short video' you guys are talking about.

I win.
No, you 'twitter'. You lose, epically.
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UPDATED 2/21: Still no word as of Sunday afternoon. But Walter Koenig's site just put up a statement that said "Andrew was suffering from depression at the time of his disappearance," that they have not heard from him since Feb. 9, and that his cell phone had been turned off, last receiving a text message Feb. 16 in Vancouver. They plan on flying there soon to help police with their search and investigation.
That does not bode well...
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How did they ever get away with that name on a TV show?
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
How did they ever get away with that name on a TV show?
The US didn't have the media hounds to tell us what is good and bad then.. It's sad how PC the US has become.

Would you care now? Probably not, but the 'media' would say you should. And really, why would it be a problem?
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
How did they ever get away with that name on a TV show?
I seem to recall an episode where they actually explained the nickname. His character's name was Richard Stabbone and I can remember Mike saying, "Stabbone...Boney...Boner!" or something like that.
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No, you 'twitter'. You lose, epically.
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I seem to recall an episode where they actually explained the nickname. His character's name was Richard Stabbone and I can remember Mike saying, "Stabbone...Boney...Boner!" or something like that.
One of my all time biggest laughs at a sitcom came when we found out that Boner's Dad's name was Sylvester. I can still remember Mike saying in disbelief "your Dad's name is Sylvester Stabone?!"


Hopefully he's found alive and well.
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There must be a curse on anyone who plays the Joker now.
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How did they ever get away with that name on a TV show?
Especially on a show starring Kirk Cameron.
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Especially on a show starring Kirk Cameron.
First he was hanging out with Boner; years later he was hanging out with the banana guy. I'll bet Kirk Cameron knows where the Boner is hiding.

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Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
The US didn't have the media hounds to tell us what is good and bad then.. It's sad how PC the US has become.
Vernoica Mars, which ran on network tv (well, the WB network) a few years ago featured two brothers named Dick and Beaver.
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Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix View Post
Apparently you have to be mentally depressed to play the Joker.

Or Jack Nicholson.

If he's found in water, I blame the Smiley Face Killers.
Cesar Romero never seemed depressed to me.

Add me to the list of people who didn't realize Boner was played by Walter Koenig's son, or that he was in Dead End. And to the list of people who hope that he's found safe and sound.
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Last i heard of him, Boner was comtemplating going to the "bathroom" with a couple of skanks... Mike Sweaver didnt want to so he went home..
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Vernoica Mars, which ran on network tv (well, the WB network) a few years ago featured two brothers named Dick and Beaver.
His name is CASSIDY!
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Last seen on Valentine's Day? Suffering from depression... hmmm.

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