"Like Sam the Butcher, bringing Alice the meat."
--Beastie Boys, "Shake Your Rump"
Sadly, Sam the Butcher will now only be bringing Alice the meat in syndication and in the immortal lyrics of the Beastie Boys. Allan Melvin, best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch," died of cancer at 84 on January 17, 2008. Melvin is also remembered by anyone who spends time in TV Land--"All in the Family," "Gomer Pyle, USMC," and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." He also voiced Magilla Gorilla.
Cheers to you, Sam. . . .