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Mr. Parker (Character)
from A Christmas Story (1983)

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Darren McGavin is wonderfully perfect as Mr. Parker... See more »
Alternate Names:
The Old Man / The Old Man Parker


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  1. A Christmas Story 2 (2012) (V) Played by Daniel Stern (as The Old Man)

  2. It Runs in the Family (1994) Played by Charles Grodin
    ... aka "My Summer Story" - , International (English title) (alternative title)

  3. A Christmas Story (1983) Played by Darren McGavin (as The Old Man Parker)

  4. The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1978) (TV) Played by Richard Venture (as The Old Man)
  5. The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976) (TV) Played by James Broderick
    ... aka "Visions: The Phantom of the Open Hearth" - USA (series title)
Archive Footage:
  1. The House Then and Now (2012) (V) Played by Daniel Stern (as The Old Man)
  2. Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (1997) (TV) Played by Darren McGavin

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From A Christmas Story (1983)
Mr. Parker: Dadgummit! Blow out!
[on the highway, the car has gotten a flat tire]
Mr. Parker: Ah ha!
[excitedly gets out of the car]
Mother: Not again.
Mr. Parker: Four minutes. Time me.
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Actually the Old Man loved it. He had always pictured himself in the pits of the Indianapolis Speedway in the 500. My old man's spare tires were actually only tires in the academic sense. They were round, they had once been made of rubber.
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