We Say Goodbye To a Dear Friend

Hola fiends, El Vato here, and it is with a heavy heart that I am here to report that we have lost a dear, beloved member of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN family. On the afternoon of July 22nd, at around 4pm, the mighty Molly Letkiewicz succumbed to kidney failure at the Lake DARK VAULT compound, embraced in the loving arms of her big human brother, and best friend of 16 years, Uncle Pete.

UNCLE PETE AND BEST BUDDY OXNARD DISCUSS EXPLOSIONS, MONSTERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS

UNCLE PETE AND BEST BUDDY OXNARD (Molly)

For a good chunk of the quarter-century (and change) I’ve known Uncle Pete, Molly was there. A remarkably gentle, loyal and exceptionally intelligent creature, she was a near-omnipresent fixture behind-the-scenes at THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, so much so that one night as we were producing our annual New Year’s Eve Spectacular (from “Stockton, Canada”), she made her first appearance at the tail end of the episode  during a special post-show eulogy we had produced to commemorate the cultural icons that we had lost in 2007. Rechristened, “Oxnard” (in tribute to the feathered friend of 60s era Cleveland horror host GHOULARDI), it was her television broadcast debut.

OXNARD IS RIVETED BY UNCLE PETE'S TALE ON THIS WEEK'S EPISODE

OXNARD IS RIVETED BY UNCLE PETE’S TALE ON THE SHORES OF LAKE DARK VAULT

Molly was a total “pro,” and throughout our run, “Oxnard” became a regular character in THE DARK VAULT universe, especially when we hit the road and would produce episodes up at Lake DARK VAULT, which was Molly’s favorite place to relax and frolic. While Oxnard’s appearances on the television program were special and rather specific, for a good chunk of our productions Molly was always hanging around the set, as much a fixture of our often bare-bones crew as myself and Uncle Pete. Her final recorded performance was in our recently-produced UNCLE PETE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, lensed in February of 2013.

UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD WHOOPIN' IT UP AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD WHOOPIN’ IT UP AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

We here at THE DARK VAULT are going to miss Molly. Her contributions to our five+ years of programming will continue on through retransmission of her work, for both you, our fans, and for us to enjoy in the years to come. 2013 has been a rough year ’round THE DARK VAULT, having lost both friends and family members, and we appreciate your support and encouragement through the ups and the downs. Keep Uncle Pete in your thoughts, and the next time you see Oxnard, smile knowing that she was much beloved until the very end, and will continue to be beloved in spirit and in memory.

OXNARD WATCHES FOR ALIENS AND KEEPS A CLOSE EYE ON UNCLE PETE THIS MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

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~ by darkvault on July 24, 2013.

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