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If you want to hear about how Richie's teenage years are documented in another Stephen King

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You went online, clicked on this video, basically dragged me out here to this studio, and now

I'm gonna have to analyse this ******* character.

So welcome to Horror History, my name is Zac Morris, you may remember me from Saved by

the Deathbell, and in today's lesson I'll be breaking down the story of Richie Tozier.

Everybody else seemed to be more interested in breaking down the glasses of Richie Tozier.

He's constantly bullied for his spectacles and his loud mouth, but despite his poor eyesight,

I think it's Richie's eyes that are the key to understanding him.

With that in mind, let's take it back to Richie's days as a young rock and roller.

Richard Tozier was born in the year 1945.

As far as we know, Richie was the only son of a dentist named Wentworth and his wife

Maggie.

Maggie had hoped to have a girl and isnt always a fan of Richies boisterous personality.

Richie always had poor eyesight and seems to suffer from Ommetaphobia, or a fear related

to ones eyes.

One time when he was very young, he dreamt that he poked his eye full of blood, and when

he woke up he was actually relieved that hed only wet the bed.

Richie had a good relationship with his father.

Wentworth never went easy on Richie, but he understood his son and would sometimes even

do voices with him.

Wentworth took Richie out to see the Paul Bunyan statue when it was first unveiled in

Derrys City Center.

As a kid, Richie would most often hang out with his friend Stan Uris, and the two would

sometimes to go the Barrens to do stuff with Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak.

There arent really any Richie and Stan scenes in the book, but were given the

impression that theyre close in both movies -- they show up as a pair in the 1990 version

and Richie is the only one to attend Stans Bar Mitzvah in the 2017 adaptation.

Richie was best known for his voice impressions, which included:

-Kinky Briefcase, Sexual Accountant -Jim, from Huckleberry Finn

-The German Commandant -Toodles, the English Senator / Butler

"Now, pip-pip and talio my good fellows!"

-The Movie Newsreel Narrator

"Newsflash Ben, school's out for summa!"

-Granny Grunt -Poncho Vanilla Voice

"Doesn't smell like caca to me señor."

-Pickenanny -Chinese Cooley

-And many, many more celebrity voice impressions that probably would have had the SJWs up in

a ****ing rage had the internet been around back then, but it wasnt so instead Richies

impressions, which most agreed were rather pedestrian...

"Your voices all sound the same Richie."

...seemed to piss off the bullies of Derry more than anyone.

They were constantly chasing him, beating him up, breaking his glasses and disliking

his videos without even watching them!

OK, I made that last one up.

But one day at school the leader of the bullies, Henry Bowers, slipped on a puddle and yeah,

let me just play the clip.

"Hey, way to go Banana Heels!"

How was this kid considered a Loser?

If he grew up when I did he would have been considered a ****ing legend.

So after school that day the bullies were looking for him, and they chased him all the

way through town to Freeses department store, where he hid in the toy department

and then snuck out the emergency exit.

The scene is not in any movie so far, but Richies Frieses t-shirt in the 2017

film, suggests that maybe he hid there in the book because he knew the ins and out of

the place.

Now Stan might be Jewish, but Richie is probably the most relatable character for me because

of his love for horror movies, rock and roll and his overwhelmingly charming personalit--

OK fine take that one out.

"It is a gift!"

But Richie sees a poster for a rock show he wants to go to, but knows that his mom wouldnt

let him, so he sits on a bench in the sun and the Paul Bunyan statue moves and stares

him straight in the face, threatening to eat him!

The ground would shake with Pauls enormous steps, and Paul destroyed the bench Richie

had been sitting on moments before with his giant axe.

When he looked back, the scene was normal.

This was obviously his first encounter with IT, but Richie is somehow able to convince

himself that it was just a dream.

He probably does have bad dreams with all the scary movies hes watching from such

a young age and his obsession with media can be both a strength and a point of weakness

for him.

This is why I think Richies eyes and glasses are so significant, because its generally

the things he sees in movies or on TV that scare him, but it's also the things he sees

on those same programs that help him fight back against It, whether it be with his voice

impressions or by using tactics that only work in the movies.

In this case though, nothing really comes of it, but the experience sticks in the back

of his mind.

On the first day of summer, Richie has to stay back and help his dad clean out their

attic, but the next day, Richie and Stan show up to help Bill, Eddie and Ben build a dam

in the stream in the Barrens.

Richie enjoys hanging out with them there because his antics get him in real world trouble,

but not in the Barrens.

That afternoon, each of them reveals their personal encounters with Pennywise, but Richie,

still under the belief that his was a dream, has nothing to share.

They are interrupted by Mr. Nell, the Irish Derry police officer, who is angry at them

for backing up the drainage system with their dam.

Richie demonstrates his inability to control his ever-running mouth.

[“Hows things back in the auld country, Mr. Nell?” it bugled.

Ah, yer a sight for sore eyes, sure an begorrah, yer a lovely man, a credit to the

auld sod—”]

Only Bill telling Richie to shut up makes him stop.

Mr. Nell ends up making them clear it up and agrees not to rat them out if they do.

That evening, Bill and Richie are walking home together, and Richie asks to see the

picture of Georgie that winked at Bill.

After talking about it with Richie, Bill starts to feel like hes in a better place.

This is the first of many examples of Richie offering support to Bill.

After being the seer of the group -- this is the next most important aspect of Richies

character in that hes there for his friends, especially Bill -- we continue to see more

of that throughout the story.

It isnt until they actually arrive in Georgies room that Richie starts to freak himself out a little

bit himself.

He can see the dried blood on the pages of the album and feel the cold touch of the pages.

Georgies school picture is missing, but there is a photo from the olden days of Derry

with two sailors.

They were Richie and Bill.

The photo comes to life, like a movie, and they see Pennywise pop up over the edge of

the canal like a jack-in-the-box - only it has Georgies face

Richie saves Bill by pulling him out of the photo after her tries to reach his hand inside,

and they flee from Georgies room.

This is the first time Richie realizes that what they all saw were not just stories or

moviesthe thing that had been haunting Derry was a monster.

Richie Tozier would have been subscribed to this channel with Deathbell notifications

ON, because Richie was a fan of horror movies, and one Saturday not long too after the day

they took down the dam, “I Was A Teenage Werewolf was playing at the Aladdin Theater

in town.

He bargains with his Dad to earn $2.50 for mowing the lawn, though Richie claims that

this is blackmail because his father knows he wants to go to the show.

Keep in mind, this was 1958, it didnt cost $17.50 to get into a movie, or $15 / month

for MoviePass to **** you in the ***. Ben Hanscom also has no money, having spent it

on junk food, so Richie spots him.

Then they run into Beverly Marsh.

Richie admired Bevs looks, but mostly liked her sense of humor.

Bev doesnt have any money, and Richie pays for her ticket as well, since the tickets were only

25 cents, which they jokingly refer to as a date.

They sat on the balcony to avoid Henry Bowers and his gang, but they were spotted on the

way out and surrounded in the alley next to the movie theater as they tried to sneak away.

Ben led the escape effort by throwing a garbage can to knock over Henry Bowers, and Richie

ended up using the lid as a shield and blocking a punch from Belch Huggins, helping them get

free and escape.

The next time Bill and Richie get together, they decide to go to the house on Neibolt

Street to investigate Eddies story about the encounter with It.

Richie rides on the back of Bills bike.

They crawl in through a broken window and discover a coat pit in the basement.

The cellar door flies open and a werewolf wearing loafers, faded jeans and a Derry High

School jacket enters the room.

Remember, its the things Richie sees in the media that scare him, so It takes the

form of the Teenage Werewolf from the movie he had seen.

I also think that because Richie is basically the eyes of the group, whenever they are together,

It usually takes the form of Richies fear.

Bill brought along his fathers gun, but that doesnt hurt the werewolf nearly as

much as Richie, who uses his Irish Cop voice to scream at it with a sense of authority.

He also throws sneezing powder at the creature, sending It into a fit -- something that would

probably only work in the movies, but it works because Richie believes in it.

Its likely that It detected that Richie is the seer of the group and tried to go for

his eyes.

The two escape on Bills bike, and they look back to see the clown, Pennywise, now

coming after them in the Derry HS jacket.

As the calendar rolled over to July, Richie often found himself in the company of Bill,

Eddie, Ben, Beverly and Stan.

Henry and his gang would refer to them as The Losers Club.

On July 3rd, they got together to shoot off fireworks when a boy named Mike Hanlon approached

them.

Mike was being chased by Henry Bowers.

The Losers Club helps defend Mike by fighting back against the Bowers Gang by throwing rocks.

Richie joins in in pelting Moose Sadler, the tank of the opposition, and the now seven

Losers are able to drive Henry and his thugs away.

Thats when they welcome Mike into the group, and with the seven off them, the wheel is

complete.

They decided to build a clubhouse in the Barrens for protection against Bowers.

Richie brought along his battery powered radio so that they could listen to Rock and Roll

while they worked.

Rock and Roll is one of the few things that both the Losers Club and the Bowers Gang seem

to agree on, whereas the older generation, the parents of Derry are against it.

Richie is kind of the authority when it comes to Rock music among the seven of them.

There seems to be a bit of a parallel between the music and the ability to see the manifestations

of It.

For example, Bills parents are unable to see the blood in Georgies room, and Beverlys

parents cant see the blood in her bathroom.

In general the adults in town all turn a blind eye to violence.

But the kids, the rock and rollers, can see It.

The Losers Club in particular grow up and hold on to their love of Rock and Roll, and

they become some of the few adults who are still able to see It.

One day Mike brings his fathers Derry photo album, and Pennywise animates in one of the

pictures and threatens to kill the Losers.

The first form It changes into is Richies werewolf, because It always seems to start

with the form that scares Richie, the eyes of the group.

Later that month, Ben Hanscom has an idea about how they should proceed in fighting

back against It.

He tells what he knows of the Indian smoke ceremony.

Basically, Indian tribes would come together when they had to make a big decision, and

theyd sit around the fire in a smoke hole until one of them had a vision telling them

what to do.

The Losers decide to try it inside their new clubhouse, but the smoke is too much for Stan,

Ben and Eddie.

Richie sees their 5 x 5 foot clubhouse expand.

Beverly and eventually Bill end up bailing out as well, leaving just Richie and Mike.

The room seemed to have expanded to the size of a ballroom, and it was getting so smoky

that they could barely see each other.

Then, Richie felt himself float up.

They werent inside anymore, they were standing in the middle of the Barrens.

Richie, the Seer, and Mike, the historian, were seeing the arrival of It thousands or

even millions of years ago, like a movie, only they were a part of it.

A burning object falls through the clouds and Richies first thought was that its

a spaceship.

Hes able to determine this before ever knowing that It is a cosmic creature.

Animals flee the area of the impact, and Richie and Mike are pulled out of the smoke hole

by the others.

It took Richie a while to come to, and the others admitted they didnt think he was

going to survive.

He threw up twice, but he had to survive to tell the story.

I mean, I guess Mike could have also told them, but it sounds a lot more believable

if the same story is coming from two people.

For the first time in his life, it was Richie who could see things, and the others that

could not.

"Can only virgins see this stuff?

Is that why I'm not seeing this ****?"

...and this moment would be ingrained in his mind for years and years come -- almost three

decades in fact until he needed it most.

Heres a riddle for you.

Whats the best way to come out of an ad break?

…. With an arm break!

Eddie gets his broken by Henry --

I apologize.

That was

Ill try not to do that again.

Richie is there when the Losers sneak back to the hospital to sign Eddies cast while

his mother isnt there.

Eddies mother is definitely not a fan of Richies foul mouth and habit of smoking

cigarettes.

While they were waiting for Mrs. Kaspbrak to **** off, they did a little target practice

with the slingshot at the Barrens to try to determine who should be the one to shoot Pennywise.

Richie only knicked one out of ten cans, but he held onto one of the cans the Beverly had

punctured as proof of concept.

Over the course of the rest of that July, Richie was there to support his friends every

step of the way: first when Bill broke down in the rain and screams out about how hes

going to kill Pennywise, then it is Richie and Bill who get the idea to make silver bullets

to fire at It, and finally on July 25th they arrived at the 29 Neibolt house to try take

the clown down.

In the movie, Richie freaks out when he finds a missing poster of himself, but in the book

hes just grossed out when he opens a cupboard to find a litter of rats.

They get to the last door, which seems to have been a bathroom, with white shards lying

everywhere from the destroyed toilet, as if Badlands Chugs had just taken a massive **** there.

As always when Richie is around, the form that it takes first is the Teenage Werewolf

with the high school letterman jacket.

Richie is the first to realize what form its taking and screams out to warn the others,

and although the Losers take a couple of tough shots, they are able to drive It back down

into the sewers.

The two weeks that follow are pretty uneventful, and consist of a lot of games of Pacheesi.

The day of big confrontation with It starts with Richie and Eddie getting popsicles in

town when Bev and Ben came to warn everyone that Henry Bowers had lost it and was trying

to kill her under the orders of It.

Bill decides that now is the time to retaliate and they climb into the sewers at the pumping

station in the Barrens.

Richie is the last one to go in sees Henry run up and slip on the puddle, so he yells,

Hey banana heels!” before climbing down.

When Henry tries to go in after them, Richie bit him in the ankle before running up with

his friends in the drain pipe, thus fully earning his nickname of Trashmouth Tozier.

"Oh OK, trash the trashmouth, I get it."

Eddie navigated as they searched for Its lair in the sewer, sometimes having to scoot

or crawl to fit through the pipes.

At some point, it gradually started to get lighter, and Richie noticed what would be

the first form of It the losers would face down in the sewers, A Giant Eye with six tentacles,

resembling The Crawling Eye, a horror movie that Richie was afraid of.

This form combined his sensitivity to his eyes, ommetaphobia, that I mentioned earlier,

and the tendency for It to use the forms of horror movies Richie had seen to scare the

entire group.

They are only able to escape when Eddie, the only one who wasnt restrained, attacks

the eye by believing his aspirator was filled with battery acid and spraying It.

After moving on from the Crawling Eye, and entering the lair Richie saw the rotted bodies

of some of the kids who had been abducted by It during that summer, and one that really

hit home was Edward Corcoran, a boy who was the same age as Richie.

Thetrue formof It is the deadlights, but the Losers Clubs human minds arent

able to process something like that, so they see It as giant spider.

Bill is successful in his mind-battle against It in the macroverse, a fight where Richie

plays a major turning point in the movie

In the book version, its mostly just Bill vs. It in the other dimension, but as Richie

started to sense that they were coming back from the Macroverse, a ripple went through

his body, sending his glasses crashing to the floor and shattering.

The Losers escape from the sewers and each one of them partakes in The Promise, a blood

oath that if It should ever come back, they would come back to try to kill It again.

During this promise, Bill notices that Richies face looks different without his glasses.

This is symbolic of the fact that after defeating It, each Loser stops being a Loser and starts

transitioning into the successful adults they would become.

With It thrown back into a deep sleep, Richie would no longer need to be the groups seer,

and after overcoming such a huge obstacle by defeating It, Richie would no longer be

bothered by trivial things, such as being bullied for his glasses or his ommetaphobia.

Also, most of the bullies were dead at this point, so that probably helps.

Richie stayed close to his 6 friends, but that would be the last time the whole group

got together in the same place at the same time.

In the Stephen King novel 11/22/63, Richie makes a small and questionably canon appearance.

An English teacher named Jake Epping travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination

of an American president and he ends up stopping in Derry in the fall of 1958, approximately

2 months after the Losers Club defeats It.

Whenever youre dealing with time travel, you run the risk of creating multiple timelines.

Believe me, Im a Legend of Zelda fan, I know.

So there may now be a timeline where Jake Epping interferes, and one where he doesnt,

however the Derry that Jake visits seems to be at least very similar to the one in the

novel It, for example there is a mention of Patrick Hockstetters body being discovered

in the Barrens, which lines up with the events of It.

Jake discovers Beverly and Richie dancing near the fence on the border of the Barrens

and is taken back by their joyfulness, perhaps they are more relaxed than the rest of the

town now because they two of the seven that realize the threat has now passed and no more

murders are going to take place.

Bev and Richie are able to connect with Jake, because as an outsider he seems to realize

the disconnected nature of most of the adults in town.

Going back to my rock and roll analogy from earlier, it would be reasonable to say Jake

is on the same page as them because hes probably grown up on rock and roll himself,

having been born in the late 70s.

Also during this meeting, Beverly expresses her belief that It is merely sleeping, so

its possible that the Losers quickly came to this conclusion after the events of 1958.

They were not wrong -- Richie and the Losers Club would eventually have to come back and

fulfill their promise when It rose again in the 80s, but before that happened, Richie

had some growing up to do.

In the spring of 1960, Richies family relocated

to the Midwest, and the memories started to fade throughout his teenage years.

In the year 1965, around the age of 18, Richie switches from eyeglasses to contact lenses,

thus officially completing the transition into adulthood that began with the fall of

It.

But his glasses would stay with him in a way throughout his adulthood.

Shortly after, he started college and became a DJ at his school radio station and was pretty

good at it; Richie already saw his own potential to be great.

He was a hit on his campus and eventually he moved to Hollywood to pursue his dream

further.

The same year he moved to California he fell in love with a woman named Sandy.

"She hot?"

Neither of them wanted Sandy to get pregnant, so Richie got a vasectomy.

Richie continued to date Sandy for another two and a half years until a job offer sent

her to Washington and Richie was brought on as a DJ for a Los Angeles FM radio station

called KLAD.

One year after their breakup, Richie woke up with the urge to get his vasectomy reversed,

and went into the doctor to find out if he could, only to discover that he had undergone

an extremely rare spontaneous regeneration.

In other words, Richies sperm had been healthy for some time, including the time

he was with Sandy.

Each member of the Losers club has unexplained infertility, although Richie may actually

be the exception to this because hes a smoker, he didnt quit until 1981.

Four years after that, in 1985, Richie is at work when he receives the call from Mike

Hanlon, letting him know that It had come back.

He calls his travel agent to arrange a flight, and she asks him to do his Kinky Briefcase

Sexual Accountant voice as she makes arrangements for him at the Derry Town House hotel.

His manager, Steve, chews him out for skipping out when he's scheduled for a broadcast tomorrow

where he's supposed to interview Clarence Clemons.

Without realizing it, Richie packs a bunch of kids clothes in his suitcase, a sign of

the rock and roll loving comedian kid still being alive inside of him.

"Yeah, and I think the Rabbi's gonna pull down your pants turn to the crowd and say

'where's the beef?'"

After Mikes call, Richies childhood memories start to trickle back, and in the

plane ride on the way to Derry, Richie feels the same burning sensation in his eyes that

he felt during the smoke hole ceremony when he was 11 years old.

As the group reconvenes, they begin to re-assume their old roles, and Richie feels the eyes

that discovered Its origin and basically dictated the forms of It, returning to their

old roles as well.

After his plane lands, he drives the rest of the way in a rental car, but he pulls over

when he sees the sign forPenobscot County, Derry, Maine.”

Im guessing thats NOT the same sign that I pointed out in my Things You Missed

episode on the 2019 Pet Sematary, because that one didnt mention Penobscot County,

but dont worry all you Pet Sematary fans out there, because when Richie pulls over,

an Orinco chemical fertilizer truck roars past him on the highway -- this is the same

type of truck that runs back and forth on the road where the Creed family lives in Pet

Sematary.

But this isnt an episode of Things You Missed, this is Horror History, so lets

continue on with the history of Richie Tozier.

Richie joins Mike, Bill, Eddie, Ben and Beverly for a reunion lunch at Jade of the Orient,

where Mike fills them in on everything thats gone down in Derry since Its reawakening.

After the meal, they receive their fortune cookies, and each one contains a horrific

surprise from Pennywise pertaining to the person who opened it.

Richies contains an eye.

See?

All that stuff Ive been saying this entire video wasnt bull****.

Everyone decides to go to a place they remember best from Derry.

Richie gets into a cab, and the driver is the same man who had taken Bill around earlier,

a particularly foul-mouthed guy who constantly adds the disclaimer, “pardon my french if

youre a religious man”.

I wish I got to see how this scene actually played out.

Trashmouth vs trashmouth, it would have been real interesting.

Richie goes back to City Center, the place where he was nearly killed by the Paul Bunyan

statue as a child.

He remembered the incident that had happened back then, then as he sees a poster, in a

similar style to one of the posters for a rock shows his mother never would have let

him go to, but the concert being advertised is for something calledRichie Toziers

All Dead Rock Show”.

I think when Richie discovers his own missing poster in the movie, this is what the director

was trying to replicate.

When he looked back to the Paul Bunyan statue, Paul was no longer there.

In his place, was a giant plastic version of Pennywise, the dancing Clown, and the lips

bleeding with red paint parted to reveal huge, razor pointed teeth.

This time, however, when Richie ran for it, he could hear Pennywises voice booming

after him.

He made it to the sidewalk to see that the statue had been replaced yet again, this time

with one of his favorite rock idols, Buddy Holly.

He feels an immense pain in one of his contacts and blinks it out of his eye.

All returns to normal, but Richie can still hear the laughter of Pennywise echoing in

his head.

That night they all reconvened in the library for drinks and remenissions when Richie has

an epiphany, and he remembers seeing the arrival of It in the smoke hole for the first time

since he was a kid.

When this happens, he reaches to push his glasses up on his nose, temporarily forgetting

that hes been wearing contacts for the last 20 years and once again, he feels the

smoke in his eyes.

Before they leave, scars on their hands that were cut for the blood oath all those years

ago reopen, and everyone joins hands, causing the inside of the library to go into a whirlwind

of their power.

Richie goes back to the hotel, and starts to fall asleep when he receives a phone call

from Beverly asking him to come to Eddies room.

Without asking questions, he shows up to a room with a maimed Eddie Kaspbrak and a dead

Henry Bowers.

They find out that Mike was attacked before he left the library, so Richie calls the hospital

using his news reporter voice to gather the information that the police chief wouldnt

give out to them.

The group decides that enough was enough.

It was responsible for the suicide of their friend Stan, and possibly the death of Mike.

Eddie had also been injured.

The only thing left for them to do was to kill that ****ing clown.

Richie took the wheel and Beverly, Eddie, Bill and Ben piled into the limousine that

Eddie had driven to Derry.

Their destination was the Barrens, the place where they had climbed down into the sewers

to try to kill It 27 years ago.

Pennywise uses the car radio to taunt and threaten them, first doing an ad read for

the Richie Tozier All-Dead Rock show.

That reminds me, its time for me to play an ad as well, but dont go away, because

Richie Tozier plays a hand in the final showdown with It.

Literally.

Richie parks the limo next to the bridge, and they go to the pumping station where they

had entered the sewers once before.

The machinery had been turned off, and they were able to descend into the sewers, trudge

and crawl their way through dirty water and sewage, eventually finding the inner lair

of It.

Again, their minds are unable to process the deadlights, but this time theyre able to

tell that there is some other shape behind the spider, which is described as beinglike

someone moving behind a movie screen,” which I find interesting because of the tendency

of It to take the form of the monsters Richie has seen in movies.

The spider comes for Bill and the ritual begins once again, Bill and It engage in an out of

body showdown in the macroverse.

This time, it doesnt go as well for Bill, the celestial being known as The Turtle is

no longer there to help him.

Richie notices this back in the chamber, because he sees Bills face contort as if his spirit

is in pain or struggling.

All along Richie has been the support for Bill: the photo album, 29 Neibolt and the

stormy afternoon in the Barrens being a few examples.

Richie runs up to the spiders stinger and uses his Irish Cop voice to distract it.

He gets whacked into the darkness by It and joins Bill in the Macroverse, where he does

what Bill was unable to this time around.

He bites into Its metaphysical tongue and hangs on tight.

He flies past the shell of The Turtle, possibly its corpse.

He approaches another barrier, but he can't grasp the shape, but he thinks it could be

a wall of steaks.

No, not those stakes.

These stakes.

Maybe a reference to It appearing to Ben in the form of Dracula one time?

Richie finds Bill and takes his hand, then turns the tables on It and threatens to kill

It right then and there if It doesnt bring them back to the physical world.

Richie uses his mind to hang on tight to It, nearly losing his grip before arriving back

in the actual spiders chamber.

When they come back they find Eddie seriously injured, as he had tried to attack It with

his aspirator as he did to the Crawling Eye in 1958, but he got his arm dismembered and

was bleeding out on the floor of the chamber.

[“—eds—” “—eds oh my god Bill, Ben, someone hes

lost his arm, his—” He looked up at Beverly and saw she was crying, the tears coursing

down her dirty cheeks.

Richie...”

What?”

Richie was down on his hands and knees, staring at him desperately.

Dont call me Eds,” he said, and smiled.]

Those would be Eddies final words.

Beverly took him in her arms and urged Richie, who wanted to stay and comfort Eddie in his

final moments, to go on after the spider so that It doesnt come back after another

27 years.

"If that thing comes back when I'm 70..."

"Let's finish it."

"Once and for all."

Bill and Richie chased It into the deepest part of the chamber, further than they had

ever been before.

It begs them to let It go, offering them power, success and long lives beyond their wildest

dreams.

They both simultaneously plunged into It.

The monster lashed out at them, injuring Richie who struggled not to drown in Its guts.

Bill ended it when he crushed the heart of It in his hands, where it exploded.

Bill took Richie in his arms and tried to find Beverly and Ben in the dark, since the

deadlights that had been illuminating the place died along with the spider.

When they reconvene, Richie comes back to.

The tunnel they are in starts shaking, a side effect of the violent storm taking place above

them.

They have to leave Eddie behind in order to try to save Bills wife Audra, and Richie

carries her for a bit as they make their way back to the surface, perhaps his final gesture

of support towards his friend Bill.

Richie flew back to California a few days later, and after the defeat of It, each member

of the Losers Club gradually started to lose their memories of everything that had happened

in Derry.

Later in the week, Mike Hanlon gave Richie a call in Beverly Hills.

At first it went to the answering machine, and when Richie picked it up, he said let

Mike talk to the answering machine as long as he did because for a slight moment, he

had no idea who Mike was -- just like when Mike first reached out to tell his old friends

that It had come back.

Richie Tozier was a joker and a troublemaker, but he played an important part in the group,

using his eyes and his creative voice impressions to help them stand a chance against It, and

he was always there for his pals when they needed him.

Kind of like how Im going to be here, for you, the viewers, with more episodes of Horror

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