Friday, May 30, 2008

Go do that voodoo that you do so well!

I wish I could say "Happy Friday" but Harvey Korman's death has me a bit blue.

In a bit of irony Korman will mostly be remembered for his efforts NOT to laugh on the "Carol Burnett Show." He regularly put up Herculean efforts towards resisting co-star Tim Conway's frequent bouts of mugging.

Personally I'll remember Korman more for his stints in Mel Brooks movies- especially "Blazing Saddles." His work in that movie was sheer, comedic genius.



BAC has a tribute up along with a video from "The Carol Burnett Show" featuring Korman.

Monkey von Monkerstein also has a nice tribute to Korman up.

14 comments:

kreplech said...

Hedley Lamarr: My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention.
Taggart: Ditto.
Hedley Lamarr: "Ditto?" "Ditto," you provincial putz?

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Thanks for the link. Harvey will be missed mightily.

Don Snabulus said...

RIP Harv

Hypatia said...

I loved him on the Carol Burnett show...hilarious. Liked the History of the World bit when he's an overstuffed French noble..."Piss Boy!"

Jess Wundrun said...

He'll be missed

Randal Graves said...

What a classic movie and character.

Bradda said...

RIP

Don Snabulus said...

Not related but, Wired mag has an article about a TV protecting acrylic shield to Wii-proof your TV.

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/05/plastic-shield.html

I mention it because, like you all, many have ruined their flat screen TVs with a Wii remote.

Arkonbey said...

Related: did you hear the interview with Mel Brooks on NPR last weekend?

Westcoast Walker said...

I hope that Harvey is having a big ol' rip roaring giggle fest on some fluffy cloud in the sky.

Dean Wormer said...

kreplech-

Thanks for that quote. Korman and Pickens were hysterical together.

Monkey-

You're welcome. :-)

hypatia-

It's good to be king!

(I think that was Brooks)

Jess, bradda and randal-

Yup.

don-

Ouch. Thanks for the reminder.

If only I'd had that screen a couple of months ago.

Stupid Wii bowling.

Arkonbey-

A thousand thanks for that link. I'll listen to it tonight. I'm a big Mel Brooks fan.

Westcoast-

What a happy image. Thanks for that.

Swinebread said...

By Tim :(

BAC said...

Dean - thanks for the link. This is a real loss.


BAC

Doctor Smoke said...

aw crap.

I completely agree with you about the guy, he was genius.

damn.
:-(