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Ron Jacobson is a character created by Kiki. He appeared in the episode "The Tale of Old Man Corcoran".


Ron either died from illness or injury, or he may have been lured into an open grave by Marshall McClain, and buried alive. The grave was dug by the Groundskeeper, Old Man Corcoran. Also buried in the graveyard was Marshall McClain, Scott Wolden, Laura Ayers, Mary Alice Reardon and Cissy Vernon. Their ghosts would all wander around and haunt the graveyard at nighttime. Usually playing hide and seek. Possibly he and the rest of them became evil and vengeful ghosts looking to take other kids down with them.

It is unclear how long ago he passed away and when he joined Marshall's group. Then in 1993, Marshall invited the new kids on the block: Jack and Kenny Harris to join the group.

Just like most of his friends, he teased and taunted the kids who get scare easy. He listened to Cissy who was cold and unfriendly to Jack and Kenny, she tried to scare them off by telling them a tall tale about Old Man Corcoran. Cissy told them that once Old Man Corcoran caught a child stealing from him and as a punishment, he cut the child's hand off. Also the Harris boys were told that Old Man Corcoran he was an evil ghost who haunted the graveyard, and is always on the lookout for trespassers.

Then when Jack and Kenny took part in a new game, he was it. So he had his eyes closed and counted while everyone else went to hide. He didn't know that during their hide and seek game, that Jack and Kenny really did end up bumping into Old Man Corcoran and ran home scared out of their skin. The next day he took part with his friends and teased the Harris boys for chickening out of the game from the other night.

Marshall then gave Jack and Kenny another chance to participate in another hide and seek game. Then during the game, Jack and Kenny snuck away to steal Old Man Corcoran's harmonica to prove him and the others that Old Man Corcoran really did exist. It is unclear where he went during the game. However it can be assumed that he just vanished and returned to his grave.

Eventually it was proven that everything bad and negative that was told to Jack and Kenny Harris about Old Man Corcoran was all a lie. Because Old Man Corcoran showed up just in time to prevent Jack and Kenny from being buried alive by Marshall!

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