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(The Atlantic)   Phyllis Diller was too sexy for Playboy   ( theatlantic.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Phyllis Diller, Playboy, Liz Lemon, mitigating factor, English Literature, June Cleaver, Milton Berle, University of Connecticut  
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2012-08-24 06:11:33 PM  
pixel.nymag.com
 
2012-08-24 06:32:13 PM  
I actually learned something on Fark today, I'd no idea Phyllis Diller was a dish.
 
2012-08-24 06:37:32 PM  
Because people find self-deprecation funny.  Heck, I'd say generally if a comedian can't self-depricate, their act will suffer.
 
2012-08-24 07:17:32 PM  
Phyllis Diller died?  Gotdammitsomuch I worshipped her.
 
2012-08-24 07:19:25 PM  
So, as the legend goes, the startled Playboy execs scrapped the photos, deeming them too sexy for their comical purposes, and the pictures were never published.

For some reason I'm finding it hard to picture that boardroom meeting.

"Ok, here are the stills from the Phyllis Diller shoot."
*long, awkward silence*
"Soooo...um, anyone else think these are just too sexy for our magazine that features naked, sexy women?"
"Oh yeah."
"Yup."
"For sure."
"Hells yes."
"I'm actually sporting wood."

"Ok, so all in favour of sending these down the memory hole?"
 
2012-08-24 07:22:50 PM  
edmo:

Her eyebrows look farked up.
 
2012-08-24 07:32:20 PM  
She tried modeling a peekaboo blouse once.

First people would peek, then they'd boo.
 
2012-08-24 07:32:23 PM  

Mark Ratner: edmo:

Her eyebrows look farked up.


No comment on her knees?
 
2012-08-24 07:33:58 PM  
She was smoking hot. ;)
 
2012-08-24 07:34:20 PM  

libranoelrose: Mark Ratner: edmo:

Her eyebrows look farked up.

No comment on her knees?


Her knees look they have been drawn in with a sharpie also.
 
2012-08-24 07:34:31 PM  
It's part of their schtick?
 
2012-08-24 07:39:27 PM  
Funny girls are always sexy.
But,
pix or GTFO.
 
2012-08-24 07:42:07 PM  
One of funniest women I know is a knockout, but she has no self-confidence whatsoever. I don't get it.
 
2012-08-24 07:43:14 PM  

pxlboy: One of funniest women I know is a knockout, but she has no self-confidence whatsoever. I don't get it.


Is she single and of age? ;)
 
2012-08-24 07:44:39 PM  
i'd say she was the bee's knees

/ just setting it up....
 
2012-08-24 07:46:14 PM  

Indubitably: pxlboy: One of funniest women I know is a knockout, but she has no self-confidence whatsoever. I don't get it.

Is she single and of age? ;)


Yes and early 30s, I believe. But being somewhat recently divorced, I don't think she's ready to date yet.
 
2012-08-24 07:46:31 PM  

miss diminutive: So, as the legend goes, the startled Playboy execs scrapped the photos, deeming them too sexy for their comical purposes, and the pictures were never published.

For some reason I'm finding it hard to picture that boardroom meeting.

"Ok, here are the stills from the Phyllis Diller shoot."
*long, awkward silence*
"Soooo...um, anyone else think these are just too sexy for our magazine that features naked, sexy women?"
"Oh yeah."
"Yup."
"For sure."
"Hells yes."
"I'm actually sporting wood."

"Ok, so all in favour of sending these down the memory hole?"


I can believe her being hot,but there is something fishy about the alledged Playboy response.
 
2012-08-24 07:47:05 PM  

Indubitably: She was smoking hot. ;)


Actually, the smoking was a ruse, too. Though, at least earlier in her career, she carried a cigarette holder, she didn't smoke.
 
2012-08-24 07:47:20 PM  

thy crotch: i'd say she was the bee's knees

/ just setting it up....


img827.imageshack.us

?
 
2012-08-24 07:48:07 PM  

Anagrammer: She tried modeling a peekaboo blouse once.

First people would peek, then they'd boo.


She's so ugly she has to get her vibrator drunk first
 
2012-08-24 07:49:33 PM  
In the 1960s Playboy wanted to do a series of "funny" female nude celebrities. The Phyllis Diller nudes were supposed to be in that series, but her pictures turned out to be sexy, so they didn't make the cut.

If you want to see who DID make the cut, click here. But don't say I didn't warn you. And by the way: NSFW.
 
2012-08-24 07:52:02 PM  
She always reminded me of a live action version of
i26.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-24 07:55:30 PM  
The old "Hustler" mags that I stole from my mother's asshole boyfriend were soooooooo MUCH better in the 70's......
 
2012-08-24 07:57:06 PM  

pxlboy: Indubitably: pxlboy: One of funniest women I know is a knockout, but she has no self-confidence whatsoever. I don't get it.

Is she single and of age? ;)

Yes and early 30s, I believe. But being somewhat recently divorced, I don't think she's ready to date yet.


Me either. And it's been almost a decade...

Some other time, perhaps.

;)
 
2012-08-24 07:58:03 PM  

HiFiGuy: Indubitably: She was smoking hot. ;)

Actually, the smoking was a ruse, too. Though, at least earlier in her career, she carried a cigarette holder, she didn't smoke.


Apologies:

"She was smokin' hot."

;)
 
2012-08-24 07:58:09 PM  
Fap.
 
2012-08-24 07:59:32 PM  
Aw, man, Cass was sexy as hell :)
 
2012-08-24 08:00:00 PM  

Onkel Buck: She always reminded me of a live action version of
[i26.photobucket.com image 213x320]


Wow, I haven't seen/thought of that in ages. Thank you, friend.

P.S. Have you seen her when she was alive? Gorgeous.
 
2012-08-24 08:00:02 PM  
I love how the article goes on to talk about Female looks vs female funny. That females have to sacrifice part of their femininity to be funny, blah blah BS, etc. Uhh it is the same for male comics. You don't see any hot dudes doing comedy. You know why? Because THAT IS HOW COMEDY WORKS. You have to be kinda funny looking in addition to being funny. Wow, what a revelation.
 
2012-08-24 08:03:11 PM  

rvesco: In the 1960s Playboy wanted to do a series of "funny" female nude celebrities. The Phyllis Diller nudes were supposed to be in that series, but her pictures turned out to be sexy, so they didn't make the cut.

If you want to see who DID make the cut, click here. But don't say I didn't warn you. And by the way: NSFW.


You did give good and proper warning but.......just........oh barf.
 
2012-08-24 08:06:35 PM  
So, um...ahem... what did Playboy do with these unpublished shots?

/just curious
 
2012-08-24 08:10:20 PM  
www.planet-familyguy.com
Sexy.
 
2012-08-24 08:10:54 PM  

Indubitably: Onkel Buck: She always reminded me of a live action version of
[i26.photobucket.com image 213x320]

Wow, I haven't seen/thought of that in ages. Thank you, friend.

P.S. Have you seen her when she was alive? Gorgeous.


Who, madam? She was a real person? Or are you talking about Phyllis? She was old when I was a little guy, I remember her from the Gong Show or something. But I havent really took the time to look for pics of her when she was young. Any women who is funny and has a great sense of humor is sexy in her own way.
 
2012-08-24 08:13:01 PM  
Phyllis Diller was in her 50s when this alleged Playboy incident occurred in the late 1960s. I'm gonna call shenanigans on the "too hot" story.

HOWEVER, she was the bomb and I would REALLY like to see some pictures of her when she was young. That photo posted up there by edmo is VERY promising.

Here's a link to a long 1986 interview. I LOVE HER.
 
2012-08-24 08:13:27 PM  

Onkel Buck: Indubitably: Onkel Buck: She always reminded me of a live action version of
[i26.photobucket.com image 213x320]

Wow, I haven't seen/thought of that in ages. Thank you, friend.

P.S. Have you seen her when she was alive? Gorgeous.

Who, madam? She was a real person? Or are you talking about Phyllis? She was old when I was a little guy, I remember her from the Gong Show or something. But I havent really took the time to look for pics of her when she was young. Any women who is funny and has a great sense of humor is sexy in her own way.


Are you asking me whether I'm interested in farking a puppet?

Seriously?

*chuckle*

Check her early days, glad-hander. *bow* ;)
 
2012-08-24 08:15:24 PM  

Indubitably: Are you asking me whether I'm interested in farking a puppet?


Nobody ever asks that, it's always just assumed.
 
2012-08-24 08:18:06 PM  
Here is a Playboy-esque photo from the mid 60s. No idea if it's connected to Playboy.

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-08-24 08:18:17 PM  

Sticky Hands: Indubitably: Are you asking me whether I'm interested in farking a puppet?

Nobody ever asks that, it's always just assumed.


Well, then let me be explicitly *crystal* clear: I'm not interested in farking puppets. Thanks for the implicit offer though. Sweet. Ciao for now?

;)
 
2012-08-24 08:19:18 PM  
Here, stop craning your neck.

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-08-24 08:20:35 PM  

Indubitably: Sticky Hands: Indubitably: Are you asking me whether I'm interested in farking a puppet?

Nobody ever asks that, it's always just assumed.

Well, then let me be explicitly *crystal* clear: I'm not interested in farking puppets. Thanks for the implicit offer though. Sweet. Ciao for now?

;)


P.S. I suck. I follow jokes with hyperbole, apology, make free, think ye?
 
2012-08-24 08:20:40 PM  

Barry McCackiner: I love how the article goes on to talk about Female looks vs female funny. That females have to sacrifice part of their femininity to be funny, blah blah BS, etc. Uhh it is the same for male comics. You don't see any hot dudes doing comedy. You know why? Because THAT IS HOW COMEDY WORKS. You have to be kinda funny looking in addition to being funny. Wow, what a revelation.


ever see Chelsea Handler doing a stand up routine? very attractive woman, top notch material. nothing kinda funny looking about her.

ever see Ron White, Mario Cantone, Dane Cook, Dennis Miller or Daniel Tosh do stand up? every one of them is better looking than you.

go shine your clown shoes.
 
2012-08-24 08:21:12 PM  

jaytkay: Here, stop craning your neck.

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 471x304]


Go earlier.
 
2012-08-24 08:21:18 PM  

Indubitably: Onkel Buck: Indubitably: Onkel Buck: She always reminded me of a live action version of
[i26.photobucket.com image 213x320]

Wow, I haven't seen/thought of that in ages. Thank you, friend.

P.S. Have you seen her when she was alive? Gorgeous.

Who, madam? She was a real person? Or are you talking about Phyllis? She was old when I was a little guy, I remember her from the Gong Show or something. But I havent really took the time to look for pics of her when she was young. Any women who is funny and has a great sense of humor is sexy in her own way.

Are you asking me whether I'm interested in farking a puppet?
Seriously?

*chuckle*

Check her early days, glad-hander. *bow* ;)


This is FARK and there is a lot of love for The Muppets as Sticky Hands more or less said, around here and of course there Rule #34. I never know what to expect what someone means they respond to my posts! Im checking links that are getting posted now. Had to get a beer and some eye bleach after clicking the Mama Cass link. Im not drunk enough to appreciate that yet
 
2012-08-24 08:24:55 PM  

Indubitably: jaytkay: Here, stop craning your neck.

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 471x304]

Go earlier.


I tried, trust me. Someone with more time and stronger Google skills than me must continue the quest.
 
2012-08-24 08:27:19 PM  

Onkel Buck: Indubitably: Onkel Buck: Indubitably: Onkel Buck: She always reminded me of a live action version of
[i26.photobucket.com image 213x320]

Wow, I haven't seen/thought of that in ages. Thank you, friend.

P.S. Have you seen her when she was alive? Gorgeous.

Who, madam? She was a real person? Or are you talking about Phyllis? She was old when I was a little guy, I remember her from the Gong Show or something. But I havent really took the time to look for pics of her when she was young. Any women who is funny and has a great sense of humor is sexy in her own way.

Are you asking me whether I'm interested in farking a puppet?
Seriously?

*chuckle*

Check her early days, glad-hander. *bow* ;)

This is FARK and there is a lot of love for The Muppets as Sticky Hands more or less said, around here and of course there Rule #34. I never know what to expect what someone means they respond to my posts! Im checking links that are getting posted now. Had to get a beer and some eye bleach after clicking the Mama Cass link. Im not drunk enough to appreciate that yet


*love and hugs*

p.s. don't hate or deny any human right you currently maintain, or fear retribution from space. You have received fair warning, no?
 
2012-08-24 08:34:38 PM  
i416.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-24 08:36:14 PM  

Sticky Hands: Indubitably: Are you asking me whether I'm interested in farking a puppet?

Nobody ever asks that, it's always just assumed.


Can you show us on a puppet where...
 
2012-08-24 08:41:58 PM  
Somewhere I heard (or maybe read?) an interview where Phyllis Diller talked about living in Ypsilanti MI as a young housewife while her husband worked at Willow Run during WWII. And she talked about learning to cook from the local butcher and grocer.

Is that story familiar to anyone here, any idea if it's online?

I am guessing it was when she was plugging her new book in 2006.
 
2012-08-24 08:42:51 PM  
Really? Tina Fey is what they come up with? She's not hot. She's the good looking librarian. There is a difference
 
2012-08-24 08:45:04 PM  

bhcompy: Really? Tina Fey is what they come up with? She's not hot. She's the good looking librarian. There is a difference


yah she looks like the type that would sleep with you on the first date and then expect you to be her boyfriend. Pffftt..
 
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