In case you weren't around and wonder why people fell in love with Gary Coleman, here's a small hint:

The show obviously feels dated now, so it's hard to communicate how unique and energetic Coleman was. But you always wanted to see what he would do next — and you waited for him to say his signature line with the same anticipation each week. (In this video, I really like his delivery on the "If this was Heaven …" line.)

And I'll always remember "The Kid From Left Field."

Sad ending …

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