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During the memorial, a specially made video was shown of Capt. Phil and some of his more interesting moments at sea as well as his so memorable sayings. The executive producer of ‘Deadliest Catch’ spoke of Phil’s magical ways with words, while ‘Deadliest Catch’ creater Thom Beers explained fishermen have wicked sense of humors and that Phil ‘got him good’ with the ‘crab fart’ theory.
Dan Mittner spoke very highly of his best friend, and wore Phil’s leather Jacket last night. Another gentlemen who had known Phil since 1977, as that was when they first became neighbors explained that he knew Phil was special right off the bat, when he walked into his living room and came face to face with Phil’s three Harley motorcyles!
Toward the end, the other ‘Deadliest Catch’ skippers we’ve come to know–who also knew Phil very well, all tossed flowers into the water in memory of their lost brother and friend, Phil Harris…