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Comedian Jonathan Winters has died.

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Grannyfan, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Grannyfan

    Grannyfan Active Member

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    Tesla Whippet Good

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    "Genius" is used too lightly these days.
    However, it surely applies to him.
    RIP
     
  4. Nan

    Nan Just me, retired

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    The world is less bright with his passing. RIP Mr. Winters. :(
     
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    Aww, sad to hear this. RIP.
     
  9. Wyliefan

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    To me he'll always be Mearth on Mork & Mindy. R.I.P.
     
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    I grew up watching Jonathan Winters on all those late night shows. He was so quick and so funny; also seemed like a sweet, gentle man. RIP, Mr. Winters, thanks for all the laughs. :saint:
     
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    I never liked his humor but RIP Mr. Wnters
     
  12. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    :( I remember Maude Frickert. Jonathan Winters was one of my father's favorite comedians. RIP, Mr. Winters.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of the PBS series Pioneers of Television and the PBS miniseries Make 'Em Laugh -- both series had an episode about the evolution of the Late Night Television, with the primary focus being The Tonight Show (first with Steve Allen, then Jack Paar, and of course, Johnny Carson. One of them (I cannot remember which, but I think it was on Pioneers) had a clip of Jack Paar with Jonathan Winters. Paar gave him a stick and basically told him to run with it which, of course, he did.

    Wheeeeeee!! Just found it on youtube (and eys, it was Pioneers of Television):

    Hi-La-Ri-Ous :rofl:
    (apologies for the craptastic mono audio output)

    It wouldn't surprise me in the least if it was the inspiration for the challenge called "Props" on Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

    One of the all-time greats in comedy. RIP.
     
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    In 1968/69 I was working in Los Angeles in an insurance company and my one of my office walls was a wall of glass that looked out over the main corridor and the elevator doors. One morning I was working and heard the elevator "ding" signalling an arrival on our floor. I glanced over to the elevator door just as it opened and out jumped the great J.W.,; he landed squarely on his feet, threw his arms outward and made the funniest face I have ever seen while looking directly at me. He held this pose for maybe two minutes and then turned to his right and fled down the corridor.

    RIP, and thanks for all the great laughs.