Tim Conway, Dead at 85

Funny man. Always seemed like a sweet soul.

Fox News article here.

Conway died Tuesday morning after a long illness in Los Angeles, according to his rep Howard Bragman. His daughter, Kelly, told Fox News on Tuesday her father is "at peace now."

"The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the world will never be replaced, but will be remembered forever," Kelly told us. "He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven."



And Doris Day died yesterday at 97.

Doris Day, the perennial girl-next-door whose career as a singer and actress spanned almost 50 years and made her one of the biggest Hollywood stars and most popular entertainers in the United States, has died. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation told Fox News Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, Calif., home. The foundation said in an emailed statement she was surrounded by close friends and "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia."

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1 RIP. Dementia is a nasty thing and he deserved better. And thanks for all the laughs!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:47 PM (RD7QR)

2 Loved Tim. RIP.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 01:47 PM (EjlXc)

3 It makes me grey.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2019 01:47 PM (ZfRYq)

4
Gray in here.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019 01:48 PM (LilNs)

5 is this like a black arm band?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2019 01:48 PM (d7Ww2)

6 Somebody died before Doris Day. I already forgot, because Conway is #3. RIP.. the dude could make me laugh.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (kG5hP)

7 I figured he would have died by being crushed by Siamese elephants.

Posted by: Roy at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (fG1QA)

8 Love the new look

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (FiUMj)

9 sketch is something you draw. maybe you mean SKIT??

Posted by: yumper at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (rNi/8)

10
The Grey Cloud, it Burns...

Posted by: Joe Blowme at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (n2qRY)

11 6 Somebody died before Doris Day. I already forgot, because Conway is #3. RIP.. the dude could make me laugh.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (kG5hP)

Peggy Lipton.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (RD7QR)

12 Breaking911 @Breaking911
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Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (BqBId)

13 Doris Day dead? Dorf deceased? Damned depressing.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (NWiLs)

14 I'm feeling a little gray myself.

A little less light in the world.

Ah well, nothing lasts forever. Thankfully.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (bcbK8)

15
I remember him for Ensign Charles Parker also.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (LilNs)

16 I want to watch the clip but I'm afraid I'll cry. Irreplaceable. Just a gem.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (lwiT4)

17 Someone on Twatter will discover Conway said something offensive in 1943 and he will be erased from history.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (FiUMj)

18 11 6 Somebody died before Doris Day. I already forgot, because Conway is #3. RIP.. the dude could make me laugh.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (kG5hP)

Peggy Lipton.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (RD7QR)

*pours tea on the ground*

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (NWiLs)

19 And we were just discussing whether Doris as a young woman was hot or not.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (elsTe)

20 Carol Burnett's show was sooo funny because she had a great team and they had so much fun.
Loved it when they tried to stifle a laugh during a skit.


(SNL went through a phase of doing this, except their stuff wasn't actually funny).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (W+vEI)

21 Tim Conway, Love all his movies. Disney wouldn't make Movies like it any more. Apple Dumpling Gang, The Prize Fighter and Private eyes. Great movies with my favorite buddy movies Don Knotts.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (eehvu)

22 12 Breaking911 @Breaking911
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Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (BqBId)

That's an odd thing to say. They're usually bellicose just for the hell of it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (RD7QR)

23 In before Sky Penis!

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (88+cf)

24 Doris Day dead? Dorf deceased? Damned depressing.
Posted by: Insomniac


Yeah. This week sucks and it's only Tuesday.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (F8EBp)

25 He and Harvey could make ya laugh without saying a word.

Posted by: Heirloominati at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (cT+Os)

26 Inception.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (sqdLZ)

27 Dead Grey's

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (88xKn)

28 Carol Burnett show was before my time, but I liked the few episodes I saw. Seemed like they genuinely had a lot of fun together.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (qi/jp)

29 Oh gosh it's the elephant LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (lwiT4)

30 11
6 Somebody died before Doris Day. I already forgot, because Conway is #3. RIP.. the dude could make me laugh.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (kG5hP)



Peggy Lipton.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

Married to Quincy Jones, and she was Rashida Jones's mother.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 01:51 PM (elsTe)

31 Peggy Lipton.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (RD7QR)


Yes, thank you. I was racking my brain. What's left of it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 01:51 PM (kG5hP)

32 14 I'm feeling a little gray myself.

A little less light in the world.

Ah well, nothing lasts forever. Thankfully.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (bcbK

Even cold November rain.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:51 PM (NWiLs)

33 I was just in Carmel recently and saw Doris Day's house and hung around the lobby of her hotel. (Famous for being the world's first "dog-friendly" hotel.) I was shocked to learn that she was still alive. I had no idea. Two weeks later -- dead. She, along with Clint Eastwood, was for years a sort of demi-god ruling over the city.

Posted by: zombie at May 14, 2019 01:51 PM (5tb4C)

34
In WWII he served with the OSS, undercover in Paris, as a mime. Invented the guy in the box gig. Fled France seconds before the Gestapo would have shot him.

Posted by: Joe Blowme at May 14, 2019 01:51 PM (n2qRY)

35 "What about you?"
"Comedy, Acting, Writing and Comedy"
"You said comedy twice"
"I like comedy"

Posted by: Roy at May 14, 2019 01:51 PM (fG1QA)

36 seems like a greyer day now

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 14, 2019 01:52 PM (FZYNt)

37 And we were just discussing whether Doris as a young woman was hot or not.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


She was pretty in an Aunt/Sunday School Teacher way, i.e., non-sexual.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 01:52 PM (F8EBp)

38 >>Love all his movies. Disney wouldn't make Movies like it any more. Apple Dumpling Gang, The Prize Fighter and Private eyes. Great movies with my favorite buddy movies Don Knotts.


Oh, yes! Forgot about those.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 01:52 PM (W+vEI)

39 I can hear my dear departed Grandma laughing to Conway in my head. Funny dude. RIP.

Posted by: nip at May 14, 2019 01:52 PM (DfGpI)

40 I'm getting old, but not old enough to know much about Tim Conway.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 14, 2019 01:52 PM (UnA8+)

41 reunited with Don Knotts

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 14, 2019 01:52 PM (FZYNt)

42 He was one of the few light spots in a very bleak TV landscape back in the day.

RIP.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2019 01:52 PM (NLLmE)

43 it is white when I type then grey when I post. PFM!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (JFO2v)

44 Good. Tim Conway needs a thread all his own...

Posted by: FrodoB at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (ctEmO)

45 Grey?

Shouldn't we be in Black for mourning?


RIP Dorf

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (Nud5/)

46 RIP you funny bastard.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (oVJmc)

47 Hellooooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (NWiLs)

48 22
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Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (BqBId)



That's an odd thing to say. They're usually bellicose just for the hell of it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (RD7QR)

+++
It's the double psyche.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (EjlXc)

49
Oh, yes! Forgot about those.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 01:52 PM (W+vEI)

Look out for the WOOKALAR

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (eehvu)

50 Carol Burnett's show was sooo funny because she had a great team and they had so much fun.

--

We have a collection of the Carol Burnett Show. Like many of the Horde, I grew up watching this incredibly funny show. It leaves a very sad feeling knowing those times are gone, and America is no longer a place where innocent, fun joy can be had in shows like this. All of the cast members were superb, and there will just never be another time like that that ushered in her show. I miss this America. I truly do.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (JoUsr)

51 Hi Insom!

you make me laugh. thank you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (d7Ww2)

52 And I just got word today a close friend's mother died suddenly. She fell after tripping on some steps, hit her head and died.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (UyrTF)

53 The thread's in mourning - all is gray.*

*Yes I know - black, etc.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Party of One! Personalized Identity Group Kits Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (hLRSq)

54 As I wrote in an earlier thread, Conway was that rare performer -- like Cary Grant and Michael J. Fox -- who acted with his entire body, not just his face, voice, and hands.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (elsTe)

55 Dorf was bad because he made fun of retards and midgets.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (88+cf)

56 FNORK!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (oVJmc)

57 If you've even seen Doris Day in her late 1940s movies, she was quite sexy and gorgeous - -not in a MILFy way as in her much later Rock Hudson romcoms, but just straight-up sexy. Seek out those early films -- particularly " Romance on the High Seas" and "My Dream is Yours."

Posted by: zombie at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (5tb4C)

58 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (IXZGh)

59 RIP Dorf
Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 01:53 PM (Nud5/)

He would be ripped apart for doing that today.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (eehvu)

60 When it was time for Carol Burnett, I always made sure to go to the bathroom first.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (lwiT4)

61 48 22
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Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (BqBId)



That's an odd thing to say. They're usually bellicose just for the hell of it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (RD7QR)

+++
It's the double psyche.
Posted by: washrivergal

The Establishment is yearning for a SQUIRREL right about now

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (FZYNt)

62 Ace should leave it this way. I like the grey and it really goes good with my fuchs dystrophy.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (IXZGh)

63 Every time I watch or think of Tim Conway, I smile. I can't say that I can say that about more than about five people. He was simply comedy friendly and he made it look so easy.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (6eEQ+)

64 And I just got word today a close friend's mother died suddenly. She fell after tripping on some steps, hit her head and died.

Ugh.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (NLLmE)

65 Tim Conway's elephant bit is one the greatest examples of comedic timing I've ever seen. I've seen it dozens of times and still cracked up while watching it just now.

Posted by: troyriser at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (1JpTT)

66 @34 is just some moron gag. Conway was in college in the late 50's, then joined the army. Chemical corps IIRC. He was a frat roommate with a friend of the family.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (8ZmvG)

67 the Siamese elephants bit is funnier than I remembered. My sides hurt!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (gC2IV)

68 He would be ripped apart for doing that today.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (eehvu)


Yeah, remember when we were allowed to laugh? Good times.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (lwiT4)

69 60 When it was time for Carol Burnett, I always made sure to go to the bathroom first.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 01:55 PM (lwiT4)

Story goes that Tim Conway had Harvey Korman cracking up so bad in the dentist sketch he peed himself.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:56 PM (NWiLs)

70 52
And I just got word today a close friend's mother died suddenly. She fell after tripping on some steps, hit her head and died.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (UyrTF)

+++So sorry. Such a tragic way to go, that suddenly and unexpectedly.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 01:56 PM (EjlXc)

71 http://bit.ly/2E8pPZv
********
Tim Conway's "The Dentist" (FULL) - YouTube

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 01:56 PM (BqBId)

72 >>BREAKING: Iran's Khamenei says "there is not going to be any war" with US - AFP Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (BqBId)

Trump needs to go Melian Dialogue on these pricks. "It is not for you to decide if there will be war. It is for us to decide, and if we do, you will be crushed, driven, lamentations."

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 01:56 PM (Bdeb0)

73 7m

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That's an odd thing to say. They're usually bellicose just for the hell of it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM (RD7QR)


Because Owebama isn't president anymore.

This guy is proving by the day that he doesn't fuck around.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 01:57 PM (IXZGh)

74 Tim Conway and Doris Day are already enclosed in a box, I see..

Posted by: Blanco at May 14, 2019 01:57 PM (QGdDN)

75 It's the double psyche.

I can't afford not to restrain myself from assuring you that I don't mean to say that Iran will absolutely certainly refrain from not un-reconsidering to resist engaging in what will not not be war with not the US.

Truly.

Posted by: K. A. Meaney at May 14, 2019 01:57 PM (CGB5H)

76 Dorf on Death.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2019 01:57 PM (oZ6kz)

77 51 Hi Insom!

you make me laugh. thank you.
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (d7Ww2)

Always welcome!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (NWiLs)

78 Story goes that Tim Conway had Harvey Korman cracking up so bad in the dentist sketch he peed himself.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:56 PM (NWiLs)



That was one of the funniest bits ever shown on TV.


I'm also partial to Mrs. Whiggins. His Swedish-ish accent cracked me up.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (lwiT4)

79 Little-mentioned in the media today: Doris Day was a big-time Hollywood conservative, alongside Bob Hope and his crew. She would be kicked out of the movie industry if she tried to break in today instead of 70 years ago.

Posted by: zombie at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (5tb4C)

80 Damn, I've seen this before several times, but I STILL laugh so hard I cry when they all start to lose it.
Belly laughs are pretty much a thing of the past. What a sad commentary on our SJW-at-all-costs society.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (wtvvX)

81 Tim Conway's passing makes me feel grey.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (JODDm)

82 Doris Day dead? Dorf deceased? Damned depressing.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (NWiLs)


They come in twos.
It's hard to choose.
Your favorite deceased celeb.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (IXZGh)

83 RIP Dorf
He would be ripped apart for doing that today.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

Dorf's first name was "Dussel." In Germany in the 90's, he was on TV every time I turned it on.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (8ZmvG)

84 My local CBS station in the late Sixties and early Seventies apparently chose to opt out of some of the network programming. They would run whatever show they picked out of the new fall lineup at a different, usually very inconvenient time. And they picked some real losers. Carol Burnett was first (moved to Monday nights at 10:30), and then came The Mary Tyler Moore Show (shifted to Saturdays at 5 pm). Good thing we locals were spared those debacles, huh?

The second year of each of those shows, they ran at their proper day and time. Channel Four at least owned up to its mistakes, however quietly.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (elsTe)

85 He also played Peggy's dad on Married with Children, though I thought that character always had pretty weak writing.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2019 01:59 PM (oZ6kz)

86 79
Little-mentioned in the media today: Doris Day was a big-time Hollywood
conservative, alongside Bob Hope and his crew. She would be kicked out
of the movie industry if she tried to break in today instead of 70
years ago.

Posted by: zombie at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

Ginger Rogers: lifelong Republican.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 01:59 PM (elsTe)

87 Tim Conway's elephant bit is one the greatest examples of comedic timing I've ever seen"

Still hilarious. SNOOOORRRRTTTT.

Now need some monkeys to dance the merengue.

Farewell.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 14, 2019 01:59 PM (6qErC)

88 Those two gave me much entertainment. RIP.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 14, 2019 01:59 PM (r+sAi)

89 57
If you've even seen Doris Day in her late 1940s movies, she was quite
sexy and gorgeous - -not in a MILFy way as in her much later Rock
Hudson romcoms, but just straight-up sexy. Seek out those early films --
particularly " Romance on the High Seas" and "My Dream is Yours."

Posted by: zombie at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (5tb4C)
She was hotter 'n hell. And her voice was soooooo gorgeously sexy too.
What a dame.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 14, 2019 02:00 PM (wtvvX)

90 This one always cracked me up. I said sausages in the previous thread, but it was hot dogs apparently. Korman is clearly cracking up in a lot of this. Especially the 8:30 mark.

The Hot Dog Vendor
https://tinyurl.com/y2xuv6hj

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 14, 2019 02:00 PM (JoUsr)

91 A good, funny man who will be missed. There isn't a so-called comedian alive today fit to shake his Johnson.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2019 02:01 PM (VpIIl)

92 (SNL went through a phase of doing this, except their stuff wasn't actually funny).
============
Jimmy Fallon did that all the time on SNL. He continues to do it on the Tonight show. One of his peers just came and said it was all affected. And highly annoying.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 14, 2019 02:01 PM (doVrS)

93 I'm also partial to Mrs. Whiggins. His Swedish-ish accent cracked me up.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (lwiT4)

I always thought it was Swedish myself but I was told it was supposed to be Romanian.

Posted by: Rick Allen at May 14, 2019 02:01 PM (lmPMy)

94
The four or five regulars on the Carol Burnett show are funnier than all of the hundreds of dumbass SJW woke comedians we are cursed with today combined.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 14, 2019 02:01 PM (8XRCm)

95 She was hotter 'n hell. And her voice was soooooo gorgeously sexy too.
What a dame.
Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 14, 2019 02:00 PM (wtvvX)


Agreed. I'm guessing a lot of the new generations don't grasp how a woman's voice or laugh can grab you by the loins......

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:01 PM (IXZGh)

96 Doris Day dead? Dorf deceased? Damned depressing.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (NWiLs)

They come in twos.
It's hard to choose.
Your favorite deceased celeb.
Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (IXZGh)

Threes. Peggy Lipton

Posted by: Rick Allen at May 14, 2019 02:02 PM (lmPMy)

97 I always thought it was Swedish myself but I was told it was supposed to be Romanian.

Posted by: Rick Allen at May 14, 2019 02:01 PM (lmPMy)


Ahhh. On his mother's side, then.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:02 PM (lwiT4)

98 Conway and Korman killed me as a kid.

And that elephant bit is as great an example of an ad libber just taking over everything as any that you'll see. Reminds me of that final season of Mork and Mindy when poor Pam Dawber would get trapped between Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 14, 2019 02:02 PM (Boy/L)

99 >>Little-mentioned in the media today: Doris Day was a big-time Hollywood conservative, alongside Bob Hope and his crew. She would be kicked out of the movie industry if she tried to break in today instead of 70 years ago.


Yeah. A while back Hollywood attempted to reimagine a Doris Day/Rock Hudson film with Renee Zellweger and Ewan MacGregor - "Down With Love." Fail! Makes you appreciate what Day did after seeing that.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2019 02:02 PM (W+vEI)

100


And we have decided to replace these wonderful people with...

Seth Goran and a huge bloated buffalo Lena Doneham.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Williams at May 14, 2019 02:02 PM (z8c2c)

101 Really liked Tim Conway. His son, Tim Conway Jr., has a show on AM640 in Southern California. Very funny guy as well, a bit harder-edged than his dad, lover of the ponies. RIP Senior and condolences junior.

Posted by: motionview at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (pYQR/)

102
I was just in Carmel recently and saw Doris Day's house and hung around
the lobby of her hotel. (Famous for being the world's first
"dog-friendly" hotel.) I was shocked to learn that she was still alive. I
had no idea. Two weeks later -- dead. She, along with Clint Eastwood,
was for years a sort of demi-god ruling over the city.

Posted by: zombie at May 14, 2019 01:51 PM (5tb4C)

===========
A friend of mine who lives near to her in Carmel just told me a story, it seems her friends and local fans gathered next to her house on her 97th birthday (on a golf fairway), and sang happy birthday to her. I guess she was incapacitated and reclusive towards the end of her life.

Posted by: Samuel Beckett at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (Z216Q)

103 Breaking911 @Breaking911
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The power went off, unexpectedly, in what they thought was their secret bunker.

All their cellphones started playing, at the same time a ring tone of Donald Trump's voice saying: "You're fired".

And they all received via email a link to live drone video of their current whereabouts.

So no, there's not going to be a war.

Posted by: Prissydent Me myself and I at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (C6xeQ)

104 The four or five regulars on the Carol Burnett show
are funnier than all of the hundreds of dumbass SJW woke comedians we
are cursed with today combined.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 14, 2019 02:01 PM (8XRCm)



Absolutely. The word side-splitting comes to mind.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (lwiT4)

105 "Young at Heart" - Doris Day throws over the tall, handsome, and good-natured Gig Young for the chain-smoking, depressed and scrawny, piano player Frank Sinatra. I thought she was mad.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (EjlXc)

106 Off beat drummer sock

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (lmPMy)

107 I love that sketch with the siamese elephants. I have that one bookmarked as a favorite. Never fails to make me bust out laughing. RIP Mr. Conway.

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (2sCft)

108 Peggy Lipton wasn't iconic like Conway and Day were.

I say Bob Newhart's going to go soon, if I may be so macabre.

Posted by: CrustyB at May 14, 2019 02:04 PM (ToSAM)

109 Thought that skit with Conway as a dentist (Harvey Korman as the patient) who accidentally jabs himself repeatedly with a novocain needle and thus couldn't even perform the simplest tasks was pretty funny too. Korman could barely contain himself from bursting out laughing.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 14, 2019 02:04 PM (DwzBO)

110 89
57

If you've even seen Doris Day in her late 1940s movies, she was quite

sexy and gorgeous - -not in a MILFy way as in her much later Rock

Hudson romcoms, but just straight-up sexy. Seek out those early films --

particularly " Romance on the High Seas" and "My Dream is Yours."



Posted by: zombie at May 14, 2019 01:54 PM (5tb4C)
She was hotter 'n hell. And her voice was soooooo gorgeously sexy too.
What a dame.


Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

I've seen some stills or publicity shots from that period, and Doris was much more entrancing than she was in her comedy heyday of the mid- to late Sixties. Hardly fair, I guess, to judge her hotness quotient from her later appearances. (But then Raquel Welch was still incandescent at 50, and so is Sofia Vergara, who's 49 now.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 02:04 PM (elsTe)

111 The Conway elephant joke JJ linked in the sidebar is hilarious

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 02:04 PM (Z216Q)

112 Farewell Barnacle Boy!

It's amazing Tim Conway and Ernest Borgnine (in his nineties) made such a great voice acting duo on SpongeBob.

Loved all the hilarious skits TC did on the CB show.

Posted by: theATL at May 14, 2019 02:04 PM (yFgwo)

113 Conway was also a very funny in an interview.
I remember him on the Jonny Carson show talking about his race horse. He bought it as an investment. But it never won any races. Probably because it was so stupid he said. It was so stupid it ran into a hammer. Three times. And died. But at least he had the insurance money to console him in his grief.

Jonny was crying he was laughing so hard.

Posted by: Lily, formerly of Hot Air now of AoSHQ, Assassin in the Night, not an NPC at May 14, 2019 02:05 PM (Ff25h)

114 I don't know why they use this word, but the word actors use for breaking into laughter during a sketch or scene is "corpsing."

I looked it up -- it's a British term but I'm pretty sure I've heard Americans saying it now, too.

Wikipedia doesn't know how "to corpse" came to mean "break up laughing during a scene."

Posted by: ace at May 14, 2019 02:05 PM (PbpT7)

115 BREAKING: Iran's Khamenei says "there is not going to be any war" with US -

***

Thank God.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 14, 2019 02:05 PM (/kao1)

116 Kirk Douglas is next in my dead pool.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:05 PM (lmPMy)

117 i used to sing "que sera, sera" when i was little.

r.i.p. to all three.

Posted by: trapper's girl at May 14, 2019 02:06 PM (DGS6j)

118 I say Bob Newhart's going to go soon, if I may be so macabre.


This morning I noticed that Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou from the Andy Griffith Show, is still alive at 92.

She and the Howard Boys are the last ones...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 02:06 PM (oVJmc)

119 My favorite Doris Day movie is The Man Who Knew Too Much.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:06 PM (lwiT4)

120 McHales Navy. That's something I haven't seen in years.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:06 PM (lmPMy)

121 Ace, I thought it's because it ruins the illusion of someone being "dead" on screen if they start laughing. Hence corpsing.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2019 02:06 PM (oZ6kz)

122 He also played Peggy's dad on Married with Children, though I thought that character always had pretty weak writing.
Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2019 01:59 PM (oZ6kz)


Not a good fit for his type of comedy imo.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 02:06 PM (y7DUB)

123 Ms Saw whiggins!!!!!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 14, 2019 02:06 PM (ymnmz)

124 107 I love that sketch with the siamese elephants. I have that one bookmarked as a favorite. Never fails to make me bust out laughing. RIP Mr. Conway.
Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (2sCft)

Ditto. It's fantastic! "One would sneeze, the other one's eyes would get real big..."

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at May 14, 2019 02:07 PM (Ez6QX)

125 I guess that little asshole's through!

Posted by: Mother Harper at May 14, 2019 02:07 PM (oVJmc)

126 Or rather, actors would try to get other actors who were playing corpses at the time to laugh so that they'd break character.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2019 02:07 PM (oZ6kz)

127 McHales Navy. That's something I haven't seen in years.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:06 PM (lmPMy)


Don't see the movie. It was a travesty.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:07 PM (IXZGh)

128 My late Stepfather once had a dance with Doris Day at a USO Ball during WW2, when he was a CPO on the light carrier USS Belleau Wood. He said she was sweet, kind and gracious with all of the service men who wanted a hello from a movie star. He said the movies never did her justice. Day was, according to him, the most beautiful woman he had ever seen or was ever likely to see.

Posted by: troyriser at May 14, 2019 02:08 PM (1JpTT)

129 Bob Newhart looked really old on the Big Bang Theory. Maybe because he's really old,

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:08 PM (lmPMy)

130 >>>121 Ace, I thought it's because it ruins the illusion of someone being "dead" on screen if they start laughing. Hence corpsing.


I think Wikipedia speculated that might be the origin. But I'm pretty sure they said that was just a theory.

Posted by: ace at May 14, 2019 02:08 PM (PbpT7)

131 "The four or five regulars on the Carol Burnett show
are funnier than all of the hundreds of dumbass SJW woke comedians we
are cursed with today combined.

Posted by: fixerupper"


As a true conservative. I find the angry, raw, progressive comedy of Samantha Bee to be much funnier than Tim Conway. And I will scold anyone who disagrees.

Posted by: David French at May 14, 2019 02:08 PM (OD2ni)

132 Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:07 PM (IXZGh)

It has Tom Arnold in it. For that reason alone.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (lmPMy)

133 He said the movies never did her justice. Day was,
according to him, the most beautiful woman he had ever seen or was ever
likely to see.

Posted by: troyriser at May 14, 2019 02:08 PM (1JpTT)



That's sweet.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (lwiT4)

134 It has Tom Arnold in it. For that reason alone.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (lmPMy)


Another good point.....

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (IXZGh)

135 Farewell, Ensign Parker. You made me laugh. Welcome to the pantheon of the GOAT comedians.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (q1Pj5)

136 RIP Tim Conway. I remember a lot of those Carol Burnett show skits too.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (xjiRE)

137 ============

The power went off, unexpectedly, in what they thought was their secret bunker.



All their cellphones started playing, at the same time a ring tone of Donald Trump's voice saying: "You're fired".



And they all received via email a link to live drone video of their current whereabouts.



So no, there's not going to be a war.



Posted by: Prissydent Me myself and I at May 14, 2019 02:03 PM (C6xeQ)



All your base R belong to us.

Posted by: President Richard Punch at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (ymnmz)

138 I watched some interviews with the Carol Burnett cast in later years, and what made the Elephant sketch (above) so great was that they had a script, and they had all rehearsed it, and everybody knew their lines - but as soon as they got in front of a live audience, Conway would go off-script and just start ad-libbing the most ridiculous things possible. You can see the terror/laughter in the other cast members faces as they are trying to stay in character, but none of them have any idea what he is going to say next.

And also, watch how Conway is an absolute master of Comic Timing. He says a line, and then he just stops and waits, waits, waits - right up until the moment that one of the other cast members is ready to speak and go on, and then he drops another even more hilarious comic bomb on the scene. It's absolutely brilliant!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (Kpl3J)

139 I looked it up -- it's a British term but I'm pretty sure I've heard Americans saying it now, too.

Wikipedia doesn't know how "to corpse" came to mean "break up laughing during a scene."
Posted by: ace at May 14, 2019 02:05 PM (PbpT7)

If I were to guess, it might be a bastardization of corpus, the general Latin word for the body. Either inferring a deep body laugh, or a failure to control the body.

A few years of people mishearing things, and a few more of people misusing the phrases that went with the original word, and now you got something that makes no sense at all.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 14, 2019 02:10 PM (J+mig)

140 Bob Newhart looked really old on the Big Bang Theory. Maybe because he's really old,

--

He and Jerry Robinson (Peter Bonerz) are the only two still alive from The Bob Newhart Show. It's one of my all time favorite shows, and I don't want to think about the day Bob Hartley passes on.

And speaking of MTM type shows, I can't believe Ed Asner is still kicking. He was one inch from a heart attack back in 1972, and here he is outliving them all.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 14, 2019 02:10 PM (JoUsr)

141
Wikipedia doesn't know how "to corpse" came to mean "break up laughing during a scene."



I believe it refers to an actor on stage playing a dead body who can't keep from laughing.

Posted by: Mother Harper at May 14, 2019 02:11 PM (oVJmc)

142 "This morning I noticed that Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou from the Andy Griffith Show, is still alive at 92.

She and the Howard Boys are the last ones...
Posted by: Mr. Peebles"


I was searching around YouTube a couple of weeks ago and came across the SCTV spoof with Merv Griffin (Rick Moranis) in the Andy role. Features John Candy as Otis. Hilarious.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 14, 2019 02:11 PM (OD2ni)

143 I mean, I can't see what else it would be. My second explanation, at least. Actors wanted to screw with their friends by making them laugh when they were supposed to be dead as a doornail, hence any time an actor laughs when they shouldn't be is corpsing.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2019 02:11 PM (oZ6kz)

144 I've seen some stills or publicity shots from that period, and Doris was much more entrancing than she was in her comedy heyday of the mid- to late Sixties. Hardly fair, I guess, to judge her hotness quotient from her later appearances. (But then Raquel Welch was still incandescent at 50, and so is Sofia Vergara, who's 49 now.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Check out her Johnny Carson 1974 interview on a cold set. Roaming, unrestrained cans and high beams.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:11 PM (F8EBp)

145 Farewell, Ensign Parker. You made me laugh. Welcome to the pantheon of the GOAT comedians.
Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 02:09 PM (q1Pj5)


Sorry to interrupt, but is GOAT the latest attempt to appease feelings? When you were the goat, you were always the albatross that fucked things up for everyone. Now, it's suddenly the acronym for Greatest of All Time.

I hate it, honestly. Because of what a goat always was. I'd accept BOAT (BEST of all time) more than GOAT.

Just doesn't work for me.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:11 PM (IXZGh)

146 Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke, both still alive...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 02:12 PM (oVJmc)

147 92
============
Brave Sir Robin -- long-time lurker cold-posting you. You mentioned in a post yesterday that you're a hiring manager in the Omaha area. My wife and I just moved to Omaha in January and she's in the midst of a rather frustrating job search. She's wanting to switch career fields and would be grateful for any advice, referrals, etc. Is there any chance she could contact you?
She worked 10 years as a secondary ed teacher at a number of public and private schools and spent the last 12 years home-schooling our daughter and administering several home-school co-ops and performing liaison between their groups and the local school district and the state. She doesn't want to return to the classroom, but has applied for positions at a few colleges in admissions / registrar departments. She's looked into corporate training, office manager, recruiting, and other positions with various companies, but no luck so far.

Thanks very much -- RHLE

Posted by: RHLE - 27 at May 14, 2019 02:12 PM (8oLws)

148 And speaking of MTM type shows, I can't believe Ed Asner is still kicking. He was one inch from a heart attack back in 1972, and here he is outliving them all.
=======
I gave him my smoothie recipe.

Posted by: Ruth Bader G! at May 14, 2019 02:12 PM (Lhs8D)

149 Doris Day was someone my mom followed.

But Tim Conway, and Peggy Lipton as well, were on the TV when I was that young teenager that knew everything there was to know in the world, and they were part of my entertainment.


One of the benefits of being of the age near 29, is that I got the chance to be entertained by Tim Conway.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 14, 2019 02:12 PM (sy5kK)

150 Wikipedia doesn't know how "to corpse" came to mean "break up laughing during a scene."

It comes from 'he's so funny he could make a corpse laugh' or so I was told when doing theater stuff.

Posted by: Joe Blowme at May 14, 2019 02:12 PM (n2qRY)

151 85 years and I've no idea what Conway's politic beliefs were, nor his take on gays, religion, philosophy etc.

Thanks for the laffs Tim.

Posted by: 13times at May 14, 2019 02:12 PM (K3B2k)

152 I always though the Tim Conway characters as resembling Hank Kimble.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:13 PM (lmPMy)

153 That's sad. Doris lived literally above my Mom in Carmel Valley. Although my mom had bumped into loads of old movie stars in the local market, Doris always seemed reclusive.


And Tim - as morons mention above - you just don't see that kind of fun on TV any longer. The Siamese Elephants is a classic. How is it these people managed to be funny with no sex or profanities?

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 14, 2019 02:13 PM (sLicW)

154 Don't know how well this did in the theaters but it always cracked me up when I watched this movie as a kid

The Private Eyes..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqe99jKIzvs

Posted by: Blanco at May 14, 2019 02:13 PM (QGdDN)

155 And speaking of MTM type shows, I can't believe Ed Asner is still kicking. He was one inch from a heart attack back in 1972, and here he is outliving them all.
Posted by: Lady in Black


Abe Vigoda did it for years.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:13 PM (F8EBp)

156 Abe Vigoda did it for years.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:13 PM (F8EBp)


He looked to be 138 when he was doing Barney Miller in the 70's.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:14 PM (IXZGh)

157 OTOH, Kirk Douglas and Olivia de Havilland are still around

Posted by: Erik L at May 14, 2019 02:15 PM (TkCDX)

158 Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke, both still alive...
Posted by: Mr. Peebles



Mel Brooks.

Will be a sad day then.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:15 PM (F8EBp)

159 I always though the Tim Conway characters as resembling Hank Kimble.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:13 PM (lmPMy)

No....that's not it.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 02:15 PM (ykq7q)

160 http://bit.ly/2E7kBxc
********
Senior NXIVM Member Confirms Illegal Clinton Campaign Scheme During Trial

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (BqBId)

161 "And speaking of MTM type shows, I can't believe Ed Asner is still kicking. He was one inch from a heart attack back in 1972, and here he is outliving them all."


Does he still go on Hannity's radio show and run rings around Sean? God, that was always depressing to listen to. Same with Mike Farrell.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (OD2ni)

162 154 Don't know how well this did in the theaters but it always cracked me up when I watched this movie as a kid

The Private Eyes..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqe99jKIzvs
Posted by: Blanco at May 14, 2019 02:13 PM (QGdDN)

Oh I watched that as a kid too! The rhyming notes that went along with the bodies was great.

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (Ez6QX)

163 >>It comes from 'he's so funny he could make a corpse laugh' or so I was told when doing theater stuff.
Posted by: Joe Blowme at May 14, 2019 02:12 PM (n2qRY)

if you make someone laugh really, really hard for a long enough time, they'll die from oxygen deprivation, or they'll crack a rib, puncture a lung, and they'll drown.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (Bdeb0)

164 He said the movies never did her justice. Day was, according to him, the most beautiful woman he had ever seen or was ever likely to see.
_______________

The DM's obit on Doris yesterday included a quote from her 4th husband's book. When they first started dating, he had walked in on her in the shower. He said he pulled back the shower curtain and found himself staring at the most beautiful naked body he had ever seen in his life.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (k4dH2)

165 I don't watch much TV. Is there anyone out there now that is funny? Like, gifted funny?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (lwiT4)

166 Here I come to save the dayyyy!

Posted by: Sky Penis at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (RUnSJ)

167 Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:11 PM (IX

I always think that when I watch The Natural and Robert Duvall is drawing his cartoon.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (lmPMy)

168
LOL, guys...

Go search Twitter for news of the Durham investigation. Lots of people are talking about it, but it's an utter blackout on the Left/#NT side of things. The only leftwing publication or personality I could find mentioning it in hundreds of tweets was from The Hill.

It's full on radio silence.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:17 PM (AzW6q)

169 But Tim Conway, and Peggy Lipton as well, were on
the TV when I was that young teenager that knew everything there was to
know in the world, and they were part of my entertainment.





One of the benefits of being of the age near 29, is that I got the chance to be entertained by Tim Conway.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 14, 2019 02:12 PM (sy5kK)

Of note to people who had kids in the 00's
Spongebob squarepants had recurring characters Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy, voiced by Ernest Brognine and Tim Conway. Funny stuff.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 14, 2019 02:17 PM (ymnmz)

170 Last night I watched a YT clip from the Carol Burnett Show that was Burnett's "revenge" for Conway's "Elephant" piece. Burnett played a crazy bag lady who sat next to an old man played by Conway. When Burnett finally got to the part where the Siamese elephants caught cold and "blew their brains out", Conway's expression was priceless.

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2019 02:17 PM (Pqytn)

171 I wonder if the "corpsing" term has anything to do with some scenes in old movies where they go into the morgue to check the body, and one of the bodies under a sheet sneezes. That happens in Palestinian videos of the poor victims of Evil Joo Attacks, too.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 02:17 PM (Kpl3J)

172
I feel bad for todays kids.

We had legends like Tim Conway, Robin Williams, John Candy.


The get stick with Jonah Fucking Hill.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 14, 2019 02:18 PM (8XRCm)

173 He looked to be 138 when he was doing Barney Miller in the 70's.
Posted by: Sponge



He was only 54 in 1975 when it started.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:18 PM (F8EBp)

174 158
Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke, both still alive...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles







Mel Brooks.



Will be a sad day then.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:15 PM (F8EBp)
Absolutely. A tears will be shed followed by binging on Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 14, 2019 02:18 PM (jxbfJ)

175 ano
ther piece of my childhood died with Tim Conway

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 02:18 PM (BqBId)

176 Rian Johnson not the director of the next Star Warts moovey.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2019 02:18 PM (cXV7n)

177
The get stick with Jonah Fucking Hill.



Seth Rogen.


Any of the late-night hosts.


Pathetic.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 02:19 PM (oVJmc)

178 Just doesn't work for me.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:11 PM (IXZGh)

Que Sera Sera.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 02:19 PM (q1Pj5)

179 We had legends like Tim Conway, Robin Williams, John Candy.

-------

Well, they get nothing. The NPCs banned comedy, so that form of entertainment is over with.

That said, I never could stand Robin Williams.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (AzW6q)

180 Judge ruled Kraft video obtained illegally.

Posted by: Ha at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (MAstk)

181 176 Rian Johnson not the director of the next Star Warts moovey.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2019 02:18 PM (cXV7n)

Aroot? I thought that was coming out in December!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (RD7QR)

182 Let's face it,Forrest Gump would win a debate with Hannity.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (AjVAj)

183 180 Judge ruled Kraft video obtained illegally.
Posted by: Ha at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (MAstk)

Now THERE'S a happy ending!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (RD7QR)

184 My brother worked with Tim Conway several times. Said he was an incredibly nice man, and every bit as funny while he was working with him. So sad he had been in declining health. I bet Tim & Harvey Korman are trying to see if they can make God pee his pants.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (ZtZIc)

185 "Pete Buttigieg is polling at 0% among black voters in South Carolina"


Lulz

Posted by: Ha at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (MAstk)

186 Que Sera Sera.
Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 02:19 PM (q1Pj5)


I agree.

Just was stating my thoughts.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (IXZGh)

187 Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2019 02:17 PM (Pqytn)


https://youtu.be/f7KpqXLxFck

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (sLicW)

188 >>182 Let's face it,Forrest Gump would win a debate with Hannity. Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (AjVAj)

Let not your heart be troubled. You are a great American. Let not your heart be troubled. You are a great American. Let not your heart be troubled. You are a great American. Let not your heart be troubled...

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (Bdeb0)

189 Go search Twitter for news of the Durham investigation. Lots of people are talking about it, but it's an utter blackout on the Left/#NT side of things. The only leftwing publication or personality I could find mentioning it in hundreds of tweets was from The Hill.

It's full on radio silence."

That makes it even funnier - guess what their reaction will be when this explodes into actual charges?

As we've noted before, this is the left's greatest weakness, probably their fatal weakness - their own ideology blinds them from accurately assessing the situation. How can anyone map out a victory when they're intentionally blinding themselves to reality?

they can't.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (Kpl3J)

190 That said, I never could stand Robin Williams.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (AzW6q)

-----

I wouldnt want him to date my sister, but his first stand up routine at the Met was a top three routine of all time.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (8XRCm)

191 The best skits on Carol Burnett are the ones where they are all trying not to start laughing.

Here's another one that proves that history, history never changes:

Airline security: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qspcQr-Y9_U


Yes, yes, Alphabet is evil but thank goodness for Google giving us all of this at our fingertips.

Posted by: alexthechick - Darth Sugartits at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (mf5HN)

192 Conway was one of those folks who could be funny doing anything. John Candy was another.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (AB9tT)

193 >> I bet Tim & Harvey Korman are trying to see if they can make God pee his pants.


One would hope God didn't wear pants. Like a proper Moron.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (Nud5/)

194 I feel bad for todays kids.

We had legends like Tim Conway, Robin Williams, John Candy.

The get stick with Jonah Fucking Hill.

--

It's really worse than that. They know no entertainment without the oppressive, soul-stealing injection of SJWism. It's in everything. From everyone. From everywhere. There is no "comedy" or other great shows without SJW. I feel sorry for young people. They have no idea what life was like before this spoon-fed, brainwashing garbage diet of leftism.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (JoUsr)

195 165
I don't watch much TV. Is there anyone out there now that is funny? Like, gifted funny?


Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (lwiT4)

+++I don't know either. I don't have a t.v. set. But a few weeks ago I glanced at a t.v. which was playing a soap opera - I am pretty sure because of the short scenes and the very common soap opera sets, but the sound was off. I was thrilled to see two men kissing.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (EjlXc)

196 180
Judge ruled Kraft video obtained illegally.

Posted by: Ha at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (MAstk)

Looks like Kraft will get off (again).

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (jxbfJ)

197 "The get stick with Jonah Fucking Hill.
Posted by: fixerupper"


I have to admit, the 21 Jump Street remake with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was pretty damn funny. Most of the laughs come from Tatum's fish out of water antics as a former HS jock dealing with the SJW's that now dominate high school as well as Rob Riggle as the bad teacher. Oh, and a young Brie Larson before she got woke and angry

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (OD2ni)

198 That said, I never could stand Robin Williams.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (AzW6q)


I never really could quite tolerate him either. At his best, he was directly "borrowing" from Jonathan Winters, who I absolutely adored as a kid.

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (sLicW)

199 182 Let's face it,Forrest Gump would win a debate with Hannity."

Not possible, because Hannity would never stop talking long enough for anyone else to even get a word in edgewise.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (Kpl3J)

200 The four or five regulars on the Carol Burnett show are funnier than all of the hundreds of dumbass SJW woke comedians we are cursed with today combined.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 14, 2019 02:01 PM (8XRCm)


This is truth.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Party of One! Personalized Identity Group Kits Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (hLRSq)

201 Rian Johnson not the director of the next Star Warts moovey.

Posted by: weft cut-loop

Aroot? I thought that was coming out in December!
Posted by: joncelli


Oops, sorry. I mean the one after Episode 9.

The big deal was that Rian was supposed to get the next 3 movies. But, nope. It's going to the Game of Thrones dudes.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (cXV7n)

202 Just was stating my thoughts.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (IXZGh)

Just ribbing you. I can be a lazy typer and take shortcuts.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (q1Pj5)

203 Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2019 02:17 PM (Pqytn)


https://youtu.be/f7KpqXLxFck


Posted by: clutch cargo at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (sLicW)

====================
That's it. LOL

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (Pqytn)

204 "Let not your heart be troubled. You are a great American. Let not your heart be troubled. You are a great American. Let not your heart be troubled. You are a great American. Let not your heart be troubled..."


We love the rank and file.....

Posted by: Flatville Bill at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (rJN3l)

205 >>Judge ruled Kraft video obtained illegally.

Posted by: Ha at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (MAstk)

>>Looks like Kraft will get off (again).


Sounds like he went a little soft on him.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (Nud5/)

206 188
>>182 Let's face it,Forrest Gump would win a debate with Hannity. Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (AjVAj)



Let not your heart be troubled. You are a great American. Let not
your heart be troubled. You are a great American. Let not your heart be
troubled. You are a great American. Let not your heart be troubled...

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 02:21 PM (Bdeb0)
Only one I disliked more was Bill O'Reilly

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (jxbfJ)

207 195 165
I don't watch much TV. Is there anyone out there now that is funny? Like, gifted funny?


Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:16 PM (lwiT4)

+++I don't know either. I don't have a t.v. set. But a few weeks ago I glanced at a t.v. which was playing a soap opera - I am pretty sure because of the short scenes and the very common soap opera sets, but the sound was off. I was thrilled to see two men kissing.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 02:22 PM (EjlXc)

As The Circle Jerk Turns

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (RD7QR)

208 mr. conway always made harvey and carol crack up uncontrollably. good times.

Posted by: trapper's girl at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (DGS6j)

209 RHLE,
Sure; in Omaha we're looking for a GIS sales rep
probably not a fit, but we're always looking for talent.
Feel free to email me at:
Cayenne.hw@gmail.com

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 14, 2019 02:25 PM (doVrS)

210 I never really could quite tolerate him either. At his best, he was directly "borrowing" from Jonathan Winters, who I absolutely adored as a kid."

I disagree that he "borrowed", it's just that they had a similar manic style. Robin Williams was unbelievably inventive, it's like 50 different people lived inside of his head, and you never knew which one was going to jump out at any given moment.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 02:25 PM (Kpl3J)

211 TCM airs an audio interview with Day, who talks about her co-stars, all of whom she loved. You can hear the genuine affection in her voice. talking about Rock Hudson, James Garner and Jack Lemmon.

It's a shame she only made one film with Lemmon- they had great chemistry together in "It Happened to Jane".
Hope TCM will play that during the tribute.

Posted by: Sal, not a one-syllable troll at May 14, 2019 02:25 PM (wR64M)

212 "I never really could quite tolerate him either. At his best, he was directly "borrowing" from Jonathan Winters, who I absolutely adored as a kid.
Posted by: clutch cargo"


I thought RW was a better dramatic actor (Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society) than a comedian.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 14, 2019 02:26 PM (OD2ni)

213 Pete Buttigieg is polling at 0% among black voters in South Carolina

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LOL. That's predictable. Here's what I don't understand: why, other than teh gay, do Democrats think he's a contender? I watched him speak for the first time recently, and I started laughing.

He's... nothing. Zero charisma. To get less charismatic he'd have to be one of those "face of evil" type politicians like HRC or Waxman.

The kind of guy you'd feign illness in order to avoid, just so you don't die of boredom.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:26 PM (AzW6q)

214 >>190 That said, I never could stand Robin Williams.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (AzW6q)

Agreed. Way too manic.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 02:26 PM (Bdeb0)

215
That said, I never could stand Robin Williams.
=====

Aladdin -- absolutely masterful. I heard that he didn't like it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 14, 2019 02:26 PM (MIKMs)

216 Check out her Johnny Carson 1974 interview on a cold set. Roaming, unrestrained cans and high beams.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

Never saw those, I mean, uh, that before. I sit happily corrected.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 02:27 PM (elsTe)

217 212 "I never really could quite tolerate him either. At his best, he was directly "borrowing" from Jonathan Winters, who I absolutely adored as a kid.
Posted by: clutch cargo"


I thought RW was a better dramatic actor (Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society) than a comedian.
Posted by: Benji Carver at May 14, 2019 02:26 PM (OD2ni)

He was genuinely creepy in that movie set in Alaska whose name I can't remember because I need more coffee and I'm too lazy to look it up.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 02:27 PM (RD7QR)

218 217 One Hour Photo or something...

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2019 02:27 PM (AjVAj)

219 Hey, how is your Fast going?

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 02:28 PM (Nud5/)

220 Insomnia.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2019 02:28 PM (NLLmE)

221
He's... nothing. Zero charisma. To get less charismatic he'd have to be one of those "face of evil" type politicians like HRC or Waxman.


He gives Jeb a run for his money

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 14, 2019 02:28 PM (TAmPV)

222 Just ribbing you. I can be a lazy typer and take shortcuts.
Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (q1Pj5)


Nothing personal taken. Ever. Here.

It's why this place kinda rocks.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 02:28 PM (IXZGh)

223 71 http://bit.ly/2E8pPZv
********
Tim Conway's "The Dentist" (FULL) - YouTube
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 01:56 PM (BqBId)

"Take firm hold of the hypodermic needle."

Thanks!

Posted by: m at May 14, 2019 02:29 PM (C7rlo)

224 I thought RW was a better dramatic actor (Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society) than a comedian.

--

Agree. Watching him do comedy was just so...spastic. It got old with me, fast.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 14, 2019 02:29 PM (JoUsr)

225 Yeah, Williams actually been quite a good dramatic actor - I'm actually struggling to remember things in the 00's and or 2010's that he was funny in (or at least meant to be funny). Death to Smoochy? But that was also a dark comedy.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2019 02:29 PM (oZ6kz)

226 >>Only one I disliked more was Bill O'Reilly
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (jxbfJ)

Or John McLaughlin. Used to wish someone would grab Morton Downey Jr. by the ankles and beat McLaughlin to death with him.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 02:29 PM (Bdeb0)

227 16 Kirk Douglas is next in my dead pool.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:05 PM (lmPMy)

Take him out of your dead pool.

Kirk is over 100 years old, and the rules of Dead Pool Game are simple, 100 minus age died = score.


Pick 5 celebrities at the beginning of the year. The biggest score at the end of the year is the winner.

A good strategy is to pick a younger musician or actor that likes heroin or fast living. Usually just takes one of those.

Doris Day got 3 points. Tim, 15.

As someone with a generally warped view, I've played the game over the years. A buddy of mine had Bob Hope for years, and when he finally passed, at age 100, my buddy won zero points. We still talk about that some times.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 14, 2019 02:29 PM (sy5kK)

228 214
>>190 That said, I never could stand Robin Williams.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (AzW6q)



Agreed. Way too manic.



Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 02:26 PM (Bdeb0)
+++I was just going to say the same thing. Tried too hard and it showed. Made me uncomfortable for him most of the time.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 02:29 PM (EjlXc)

229 FWIW I always thought Robin Williams was the Meryl Streep of comedians-overrated.

If I need a laugh I can depend on on old clips from Craig Ferguson. I found him very funny.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 14, 2019 02:30 PM (JgA4k)

230 There is a guy that shows up on FB once in awhile that's pretty funny. He did a routine about how back in the day unexpected company was a real treat. When the doorball rang you were surprised and delighted. Now, everyone is terrified to hear the doorbell ring. Something to that affect.. anyway it's pretty funny stuff.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 02:30 PM (kG5hP)

231 I would think it would take a lot of intelligence to be a top-notch comedian.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:30 PM (lwiT4)

232 >>218 217 One Hour Photo or something...
Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2019 02:27 PM (AjVAj)

That was creepy.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 02:30 PM (Bdeb0)

233 230 Sebastian Maniscalco

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2019 02:31 PM (AjVAj)

234 Norm MacDonald sometimes made me laugh so hard I thought I'd puke.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:31 PM (AzW6q)

235 205
>>Judge ruled Kraft video obtained illegally.



Posted by: Ha at May 14, 2019 02:20 PM (MAstk)



>>Looks like Kraft will get off (again).





Sounds like he went a little soft on him.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 02:23 PM (Nud5/)
The rub of it all is Kraft could have avoided this by getting palmed in Palm Beach County by having the woman come to an upscale hotel room instead.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 14, 2019 02:31 PM (jxbfJ)

236 He was genuinely creepy in that movie set in Alaska whose name I can't remember because I need more coffee and I'm too lazy to look it up.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 02:27 PM (RD7QR)

He was good in August Rush. A very underrated movie imho.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:31 PM (lmPMy)

237
25,663.67 +338.68 (+1.34%)
As of 2:31PM EDT. Market open.

Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at May 14, 2019 02:32 PM (RUnSJ)

238 Doris Day and Tim Conway were two of a kind in the sense of having a sweet, decent public persona that you admired and felt were safe with your family.

At his best, Williams was really funny but he was really overboard at times (particularly during his cocaine phase). When he dialed it back he was more effective but repeated viewing was not good, the same stuff keeps coming up, the same voices, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2019 02:32 PM (39g3+)

239 230 Sebastian Maniscalco

Yep, that's him. I think he's a riot.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (kG5hP)

240 236 Insomnia.

Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (hu22E)

241 209
Sure; in Omaha we're looking for a GIS sales rep

probably not a fit, but we're always looking for talent.

Feel free to email me at...

============
Thanks very much. Will let her know shortly!
"In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels...and there was much rejoicing."


Posted by: RHLE - 27 at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (8oLws)

242 And Tim - as morons mention above - you just don't
see that kind of fun on TV any longer. The Siamese Elephants is a
classic. How is it these people managed to be funny with no sex or
profanities?


Posted by: clutch cargo at May 14, 2019

*
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. . .

They were allowed to *make fun of* people, things, animals, and situations. Now everybody is terrified that Big Social Media will get offended by something they say. Do you think there were any standup comedians in the USSR making fun of Stalin or Khrushchev? (There, of course, you risked not just losing your livelihood, but your actual life.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (elsTe)

243 Hi all. I'm back. Had to deal with a death. I have missed y'all.

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (DpEis)

244 us-treasury-expands-currency-probe-may-name-vietnam-dong-manipulator

Some people think you should short the dong, I am long on the dong

Posted by: born01930 at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (uwQnR)

245 That is a shame. I always enjoyed Tim Conway as a kid. RIP

Posted by: josephistan at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (7HtZB)

246 @Breaking911 -- North Korea wants its cargo ship back. I'd sail it to just beyond their territorial waters and use it for target practice. If they want it, they can retrieve it from the ocean floor.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (jxbfJ)

247 In today's Hollywood there would be no place for either of them. No humor on any TV show now that matches the Carol Burnett skits. Non-political, which is impossible now.....I remember once actually watching SNL, long ago.

Posted by: Colin at May 14, 2019 02:34 PM (wl46G)

248 I never thought Robin Williams was funny but I thought he was a very good actor. I also never got Jonathan Winters either who Williams said was his idol.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:34 PM (lmPMy)

249 Inflate the dong.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2019 02:34 PM (NLLmE)

250 231 I would think it would take a lot of intelligence to be a top-notch comedian.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:30 PM (lwiT4)

Craig Ferguson always struck me as extremely quick.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 14, 2019 02:34 PM (JgA4k)

251 BTW, willowed in last thread response to a query...
RBG sighted at opening night of Tosca at the Kennedy Center this past Saturday.

Posted by: The Eponymous Hugh Tootooie at May 14, 2019 02:34 PM (hu22E)

252 I'm also partial to Mrs. Whiggins. His Swedish-ish accent cracked me up.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 01:58 PM (lwiT4)


I always liked that one too. His old man character who shuffled his feet to walk was also very funny

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 14, 2019 02:34 PM (OLCnA)

253 Remember laughter?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (ycWCI)

254 244 us-treasury-expands-currency-probe-may-name-vietnam-dong-manipulator

Some people think you should short the dong, I am long on the dong
Posted by: born01930 at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (uwQnR)

In Vietnam, inflation is known as "The Paolo cycle"

Posted by: The Paolo at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (7HtZB)

255 us-treasury-expands-currency-probe-may-name-vietnam-dong-manipulator

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Inquiring minds want to know the name of this "dong manipulator." That's what I call hard news!

Posted by: Shep! at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (AzW6q)

256
210) Tom Servo
I diagree that Robin Williams borrowed from Jonathan Williams.

I had a friend in the 1980s who saw a Robin Williams routine
where he stole Dick Shawn's material from start to finish.
Can't prove it but my friend was sure of it. He still liked Robin Williams but thought it was a dirty way to treat an older comedian. Dick Shawn was totally wasted in his role in
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (LilNs)

257 I could actually believe that North Korea has one single cargo ship.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (NLLmE)

258 Kirk is over 100 years old, and the rules of Dead Pool Game are simple, 100 minus age died = score.


Pick 5 celebrities at the beginning of the year. The biggest score at the end of the year is the winner.

A good strategy is to pick a younger musician or actor that likes heroin or fast living. Usually just takes one of those.



Denis Leary.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (F8EBp)

259 246 @Breaking911 -- North Korea wants its cargo ship back. I'd sail it to just beyond their territorial waters and use it for target practice. If they want it, they can retrieve it from the ocean floor.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (jxbfJ)

Trade it for the USS Pueblo

Posted by: josephistan at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (7HtZB)

260 His old man character who shuffled his feet to walk was also very funny
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 14, 2019 02:34 PM (OLCnA)

The time he slowly fell down the stairs in a skit was amazing as it was funny.

Posted by: Roy at May 14, 2019 02:36 PM (fG1QA)

261 Kirk is over 100 years old, and the rules of Dead Pool Game are simple, 100 minus age died = score.


Pick 5 celebrities at the beginning of the year. The biggest score at the end of the year is the winner.

A good strategy is to pick a younger musician or actor that likes heroin or fast living. Usually just takes one of those.

---

That's how I won a dead pool once - I picked Amy Winehouse.

Posted by: josephistan at May 14, 2019 02:36 PM (7HtZB)

262 A good strategy is to pick a younger musician or actor that likes heroin or fast living. Usually just takes one of those.

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Pete Davidson. I'm stalking him everywhere he goes.

Posted by: The Reaper at May 14, 2019 02:36 PM (AzW6q)

263 137 Tom Servo, about Tim Conway's timing: He did the Old Man as a firefighter, and the most hilarious thing about that sketch was that he was coming in a window, and he used his fire ax to break . . . out . . . every . . . pane.

Robin Williams did a lot of USO tours, so he can't be all bad. He didn't have to, but he seemed to genuinely enjoy it.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 14, 2019 02:37 PM (58UGl)

264 Tim Conway always seemed like someone you knew. As if he wasn't a star, just a funny guy, like somebody on your church softball team.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2019 02:37 PM (C7rlo)

265 246 @Breaking911 -- North Korea wants its cargo ship back. I'd sail it to just beyond their territorial waters and use it for target practice. If they want it, they can retrieve it from the ocean floor.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (jxbfJ)

Install nuke. Set up booby trap. Install remote pilot. Pilot ship into port. Hilarity ensues.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 02:37 PM (RD7QR)

266 Remember laughter?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (ycWCI)


Robert Plant: That's my line

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 14, 2019 02:37 PM (OLCnA)

267 That's who I was trying to remember!

Vicky Lawrence. She was very young when she was hired on Carol show, but look at how she topped the others in her Mama persona. Very underrated. I didn't like the Mama character, but everyone has to make a living.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 14, 2019 02:37 PM (MIKMs)

268 I had a friend in the 1980s who saw a Robin Williams routine

where he stole Dick Shawn's material from start to finish.

Can't prove it but my friend was sure of it. He still liked Robin
Williams but thought it was a dirty way to treat an older comedian. Dick
Shawn was totally wasted in his role in

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019

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. . .

You could imagine Robin Williams playing the Dick Shawn role in Springtime for Hitler in The Producers.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 02:38 PM (elsTe)

269
He's... nothing. Zero charisma. To get less charismatic he'd have to be one of those "face of evil" type politicians like HRC or Waxman

***

Oh yeah that's on the old ADnD tables. If you roll 5 or less on CHA you have to be a politician.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 14, 2019 02:38 PM (/kao1)

270 (There, of course, you risked not just losing your livelihood, but your actual life.)


Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (elsTe)


Same in Nazi Germany. I have read about some in Berlin who skirted the edge of laughing at Der Fuhrur, but they ended up in the "camps" in the end.

Posted by: Colin at May 14, 2019 02:38 PM (wl46G)

271 I think most really great "effortless" comedians succeed due to being able to take an aspect of their personality, take a step outside themselves, and stage manage it into something funny.

Most of John Cleese's funniest characters are based on a snotty asshole - and Cleese is enough of a self-recognizing snotty asshole to watch himself and change the performance into something twisted and hilarious.

In Tim Conway's case, one of the ways you knew he was a nice guy in real life was that his root-of-funny was a guy who was a little out there and child-like. Not all there, but completely guileless. Which meant that the learned guile of a clever comedian could sneak up on you - the character was dumb, but the joke planning was devious.

Posted by: Sporkatus at May 14, 2019 02:38 PM (CGB5H)

272 I'm in my own straight up pickem dead pool just for this thread discussion. The rest of you sick bastards are in it for the money.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:38 PM (lmPMy)

273 231 I would think it would take a lot of intelligence to be a top-notch comedian. "

AND you just hit on the reason why all of Today's late night "comics" are so spectacularly un-funny.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 02:39 PM (Kpl3J)

274 239 230 Sebastian Maniscalco

Yep, that's him. I think he's a riot.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 02:33 PM (kG5hp)

He has a great bit about the airport too.

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at May 14, 2019 02:39 PM (Ez6QX)

275 Most of John Cleese's funniest characters are based on a snotty asshole - and Cleese is enough of a self-recognizing snotty asshole to watch himself and change the performance into something twisted and hilarious.


Basil Fawlty.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:39 PM (F8EBp)

276 It just hit me - Buttigieg is just "Gay Dukakis."

What a juggernaut he'll be.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:39 PM (AzW6q)

277 So how many Tomahawks hit Iran? I'm asking for a friend.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 14, 2019 02:39 PM (2LelM)

278 Trade it for the USS Pueblo
Posted by: josephistan at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (7HtZB)

And install some demo charges. Swap ships, wait about 12 hours, and blow the bottom right out of it while she's at anchor. They'd have to either raise the wreck or cut it up to clear the docks.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 14, 2019 02:40 PM (J+mig)

279 That's who I was trying to remember!

Vicky Lawrence. She was very young when she was hired on Carol show, but look at how she topped the others in her Mama persona. Very underrated. I didn't like the Mama character, but everyone has to make a living.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 14, 2019 02:37 PM (MIKMs)

Or you can have a one hit wonder song to make some bucks too.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:40 PM (lmPMy)

280 Dick Shawn was totally wasted in his role in

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (LilNs)

+++Wasted, as in drunk? Or the wrong part for him? I loved his character in that movie - trying to be some cool hip single guy living in his man-cave apt. only to fall apart in tears over his mother's perils.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 02:40 PM (EjlXc)

281 I think most really great "effortless" comedians succeed due to being able to take an aspect of their personality, take a step outside themselves, and stage manage it into something funny.

Sure, the Bob Hope guy we know was a character he played, he was shy and quiet but took on that role to be someone likable and funny in public and in the job. A lot of the greats were that way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2019 02:40 PM (39g3+)

282 his root-of-funny was a guy who was a little out there and child-like. Not all there, but completely guileless.



Yes.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 02:41 PM (lwiT4)

283 I hope his family finds this thread.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2019 02:41 PM (C7rlo)

284 Give it up, dude. She's just not that into you.

.@BetoORourke on @staceyabrams' defeat in GA: The grace with which she met that defeat on an unfair, unlevel playing field with the Secretary of State, perhaps rigging in part that election...is inspiring stuff at a time that our democracy is so badly broken.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 02:42 PM (+y/Ru)

285 I would think it would take a lot of intelligence to be a top-notch comedian.

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I've heard more than one comedian/comic actor express frustration that dramatic acting is trivially easy by comparison, but that nobody takes you seriously as an actor until you do some of those roles. And that it's difficult to make that transition because audiences often don't accept it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:42 PM (AzW6q)

286 It's hard for me to evaluate Robin Williams anymore. After his suicide, the reports of that just overwhelm everything that went before.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2019 02:42 PM (C7rlo)

287 272 I'm in my own straight up pickem dead pool just for this thread discussion. The rest of you sick bastards are in it for the money.
______________

I once won $350 in an office dead pool. Robert Urich put me over the next-best picker. Kinda sorry to win that one.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2019 02:43 PM (k4dH2)

288 > "I don't watch much TV. Is there anyone out there now that is funny? Like, gifted funny?"--Posted by: grammie winger

Can't help you there either; Haven't watched any network TV for years. When I want a laugh I go to old clips on YouTube. Brian Regan. Steven Wright. Foster Brooks has other top comedians laughing before he even opens his mouth to tell his first joke. I submit Exhibit A:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1BKR53qxOY





Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 14, 2019 02:43 PM (DwzBO)

289 Dick Shawn was totally wasted in his role in

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (LilNs)

+++Wasted, as in drunk? Or the wrong part for him? I loved his character in that movie - trying to be some cool hip single guy living in his man-cave apt. only to fall apart in tears over his mother's perils.

-
I thought he was hilarious. And his hipster girlfriend dancing was funny, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 02:43 PM (+y/Ru)

290 He's... nothing. Zero charisma. To get less charismatic he'd have to be one of those "face of evil" type politicians like HRC or Waxman.

The kind of guy you'd feign illness in order to avoid, just so you don't die of boredom.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 02:26 PM (AzW6q)

Apparently some guys really like him. Maybe they just got sucked into it.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 14, 2019 02:44 PM (jp0Bv)

291
Dick Shawn was before my time, but I heard he was a great comedian and there just wasn't much to the role he played in It's a Mad M.M.M.World.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019 02:44 PM (LilNs)

292 Buttigieg is just "Gay Dukakis."


***

O shit
Tweet that to Trump rite naow

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 14, 2019 02:44 PM (/kao1)

293
Trade it for the USS Pueblo
Posted by: josephistan at May 14, 2019 02:35 PM (7HtZB)


The bottom has rotted out on the Pueblo and its just siting in the mud.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 14, 2019 02:44 PM (TAmPV)

294 Foster Brooks has other top comedians laughing before he even opens his mouth to tell his first joke. I submit Exhibit A:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1BKR53qxOY

Posted by: Anonymous 7


*fistbump.

Any Dean Martin roast.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:45 PM (F8EBp)

295
Rancid Taliban NOOD.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019 02:45 PM (LilNs)

296 267 That's who I was trying to remember!

Vicky Lawrence. She was very young when she was hired on Carol show, but look at how she topped the others in her Mama persona. Very underrated. I didn't like the Mama character, but everyone has to make a living."

My favorite parts of the old Carol Burnett show were the "Eunice" sketches, where the "Mama" character originated. But in the original Eunice sketches, both Eunice and Mama were both a lot harder edged, and downright mean, than they became in later years. (especially Mama) A big part of this is because "Eunice" was based on Carol Burnett's real family growing up in Texas, and it's obvious that a lot of the memories weren't very happy.

My favorite is the "Sorry!" episode, mainly because this is every game night my family ever had, all wrapped into one:
https://tinyurl.com/y2afmnkd

(it's not a real game night until someone starts screaming and crying!)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 02:45 PM (Kpl3J)

297
Life is easy; Comedy is hard; My microwenis is even harder, yet unnoticed.

Posted by: Juicy Swallows at May 14, 2019 02:46 PM (n2qRY)

298 267
Vicky Lawrence. She was very young when she was hired on Carol show, but look at how she topped the others in her Mama persona. Very underrated. I didn't like the Mama character, but everyone has to make a living.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 14, 2019 02:37 PM (MIKMs)


That character reminded my sister and I of one of our grandmothers. The first time we saw that skit, we just looked at each other and went, "No way!"

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 02:46 PM (xjiRE)

299 Vicky Lawrence. She was very young when she was hired on Carol show, but look at how she topped the others in her Mama persona. Very underrated. I didn't like the Mama character, but everyone has to make a living.

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And she's starring in The Cool Kids now which, along with Last Man Standing, is my current favorite sitcom.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 02:46 PM (+y/Ru)

300 And his hipster girlfriend dancing was funny, too.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 02:43 PM (+y/Ru)

Her look of serious concentration was hilarious.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum) at May 14, 2019 02:47 PM (7zQnd)

301 291


Dick Shawn was before my time, but I heard he was a great comedian
and there just wasn't much to the role he played in It's a Mad
M.M.M.World.

Posted by: Glenn John at May 14, 2019 02:44 PM (LilN+++
I don't agree. I thought his scenes were laugh-out-loud funny, as were most others. It would have been easy to go overboard with some of the skits, but they didn't. I thought it was perfect.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 14, 2019 02:47 PM (EjlXc)

302 Dick Shawn's best role of all time was in the original "Producers".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 02:48 PM (Kpl3J)

303 A couple of years ago around Christmas I was listening to the radio and a song came on that really caught my attention.
No, not exactly. The song was kind of pretty, I guess, but it was the voice that stood out --- so clear yet warm, remarkably bright.
I was surprised when the announcer said it was Doris Day.

I think I knew she sang some songs but, honestly, I had no idea she was that good or that she had a super-successful singing career before hitting the movies.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 14, 2019 02:48 PM (Rxduq)

304 Foster Brooks has other top comedians laughing before he even opens his mouth to tell his first joke. I submit Exhibit A:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1BKR53qxOY



Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 14, 2019

*
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. . .

Foster Brooks was so good at his drunk-trying-to-conceal-his-drunkenness routine that he fooled one of my fellow theater students -- a graduate student who was a good director, no less. He actually thought Brooks had gotten in front of the camera drunk.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 02:50 PM (elsTe)

305 Same in Nazi Germany. I have read about some in Berlin who skirted the edge of laughing at Der Fuhrer, but they ended up in the "camps" in the end.
Posted by: Colin at May 14, 2019 02:38 PM (wl46G)

Novelist Sven Hassel talked about that tightrope when it came to talking about the Fuhrer in any context. He said you had to choose your company carefully but even then it didn't matter. The Gestapo would pick people up more or less at random for no justifiable cause. That's how terror works.

Posted by: troyriser at May 14, 2019 02:51 PM (1JpTT)

306 Which do you morons prefer: Doris & Rock Hudson or Doris and James Garner?

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 14, 2019 02:52 PM (UD0Cx)

307 You HAVE to watch the Tim Conway elephant bit.

The other comedians literally end up on the floor laughing.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 14, 2019 02:53 PM (T09ml)

308 There's comedy and then there's snark. The vast, overwhelming majority of entertainment in the field of comedy is snark. Insulting, condescending, sarcastic snark. So for sit-coms, that's about 23 minutes of assholery at someone else's expense every 30 minutes. Yeah, pass.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 14, 2019 02:53 PM (6eEQ+)

309 306
Which do you morons prefer: Doris Rock Hudson or Doris and James Garner?

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

Man, that's hard to pick. It's been a long time since I've seen any of those films, and Garner was as good at light comedy as Hudson and maybe better.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 02:53 PM (elsTe)

310 And she's starring in The Cool Kids now which, along with Last Man Standing, is my current favorite sitcom.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 02:46 PM (+y/Ru)

Sorry It's been canceled .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 02:54 PM (lmPMy)

311 Speaking of something funny would be watching Mayor Buttplug trying to drive a tank. (like Michael Dukakis did) Looking all manly and ready to be commander in chief.

Posted by: Colin at May 14, 2019 02:55 PM (wl46G)

312 TANSTAAFL: "The other comedians literally end up on the floor laughing."

And Conway was, ultimately, just the unwitting setup guy. Vicki Lawrence had the last laugh.

That ensemble was simply great. Just all-around silly fun.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at May 14, 2019 02:55 PM (6eEQ+)

313

2 people are gone who will leave a legacy of gentle goodness.

Anyone who watched either comes away better for the experience.

RIP both good souls.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 14, 2019 02:58 PM (KATBx)

314 294 Foster Brooks has other top comedians laughing before he even opens his mouth to tell his first joke. I submit Exhibit A:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1BKR53qxOY

Posted by: Anonymous 7


*fistbump.

Any Dean Martin roast.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 02:45 PM (F8EBp)

Really funny.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2019 03:00 PM (C7rlo)

315 Wash River Gal, didn't Gig Young in real life kill his wife and then himself? Frank would have merely cheated compulsively and then divorced her.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 14, 2019 03:04 PM (UD0Cx)

316 My understanding is that the first choice to play Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate was - Doris Day. It's also my understanding that she wasn't, ummm, flattered by the offer.
I also wonder how many singers today would take a movie role that, because of the plot, requires you to end the film by intentionally singing badly.

Posted by: Vertov at May 14, 2019 03:05 PM (gO7fe)

317 These two words could always make my sister laugh and my mother yell at me....
"Buzzard Pus" (followed by Don Knotts spit-take)

Posted by: ycrt at May 14, 2019 03:13 PM (gY9Ct)

318 And we lost Leon Raucsh, the voice of the Texas Playboys for the last 60 years; Texas Swing isn't dead, just got a new gig

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at May 14, 2019 03:21 PM (4fyWt)

319 22 12 Breaking911 @Breaking911
7m
BREAKING: Iran's Khamenei says "there is not going to be any war" with US - AFP
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 01:49 PM (BqBId)

That's an odd thing to say. They're usually bellicose just for the hell of it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 01:50 PM

Probably because they know we would burn all their shit to the fucking ground, and Trump isn't a bluffer.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 14, 2019 03:29 PM (YnfZf)

320 I watched it a second time.
RIP Tim Conway.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2019 03:34 PM (C7rlo)

321 Tim Conway and Harvey Korman should be on the Mt. Rushmore of sketch comics. Both were hilarious - and there was never anything cheap about their comedy.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at May 14, 2019 04:20 PM (RLiOt)

322 Some days I feel very old.

Posted by: aelfheld at May 14, 2019 04:21 PM (IxDhF)

323 I know some racetrack people who knew Tim Conway. (He was a horse racing fan.) They all say he was in real life, just as nice a guy as he seemed on TV. You can't say that about too many celebrities.

Posted by: Undine at May 14, 2019 05:02 PM (qq+1a)

324 I saw him in the movie The Private Eyes with Don Knots

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 14, 2019 06:59 PM (wGqjj)

325 Married to Quincy Jones, and she was Rashida Jones's mother.


Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 01:51 PM (elsTe)


Who was? Tim?!?
(What would he have done with that one?)

Posted by: GWB at May 14, 2019 07:06 PM (PpL0X)

326 Tim Conway and Harvey Korman should be on the Mt.
Rushmore of sketch comics.


Posted by: Forheremenaremen at May 14, 2019 04:20 PM (RLiOt)


Maybe we should carve the Hollywood sign hill into that? The Duke, Tim, Bogie and Bacall, a couple of others of the real greats who just made fantastic entertainment.

Posted by: GWB at May 14, 2019 07:08 PM (PpL0X)

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