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October 26, 2014

WaPo’s ‘Cap’N Tugg’ Obit Is a Peek Into Weird DC

The Washington Post’s obituary of Lee Reynolds, a local actor who starred in a children’s television show “Cap’N Tugg,” is a great snapshot of a District of Columbia not defined entirely by politics.

Cap’n Tugg was a sort of live version of Popeye, except Cap’n Tugg piloted the treacherous waters of the Potomac River in his tugboat. Oh, and Reynolds played all the other parts of the low-budget show, including a parrot called Fantail and Tugg’s arch nemesis, Capt. Flash Flood.

Too cool.

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