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(Springfield News-Leader)   Tim Conway cancels last four Branson shows; Bob Newhart to fill dates. Not a repeat from 1974. A veritable cavalcade of comedians you are surprised to find out are still alive. (Tag is for the fact that this is taking place in Branson)   (news-leader.com) divider line 126
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2012-09-11 10:48:17 AM
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bob Newhart
 
2012-09-11 10:49:33 AM
There are a lot of hacks to mock in Branson subby, Tim Conway and Bob Newhart are not the hacks you are looking for. (except for the Dorf crappy videos that Conway got rich off , that crap is terrible)
 
2012-09-11 10:50:40 AM

NuttierThanEver: There are a lot of hacks to mock in Branson subby, Tim Conway and Bob Newhart are not the hacks you are looking for. (except for the Dorf crappy videos that Conway got rich off , that crap is terrible)


Bob Newhart's stand-up is pretty damned funny though.
 
2012-09-11 11:03:27 AM
I knew both of them were still alive. I may even have to go see Newhart if he's not sold out.
 
2012-09-11 11:11:13 AM
That's like ordering a Big Mac and being handed a Ruth's Chris Filet. Bob Newhart is an underrated all-time comedy legend.
 
2012-09-11 11:51:46 AM
Also obligatory in any Tim Conway thread

The Elephant sketch

The Dentist
 
2012-09-11 11:55:14 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: That's like ordering a Big Mac and being handed a Ruth's Chris Filet with unlimited scotch, and getting a Peter Luger porterhouse with a beej from Kate Winslet for dessert. Bob Newhart is an underrated all-time comedy legend.


Fixed.
 
2012-09-11 12:15:06 PM

RedPhoenix122: NuttierThanEver: There are a lot of hacks to mock in Branson subby, Tim Conway and Bob Newhart are not the hacks you are looking for. (except for the Dorf crappy videos that Conway got rich off , that crap is terrible)

Bob Newhart's stand-up is pretty damned funny though.


Bob Newhart tweeted about Eastwood's... display... at the RNC two weeks ago, saying that he heard Eastwood was stealing his act and that his legal team was already drawing up papers XD
 
2012-09-11 12:20:50 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Bob Newhart tweeted about Eastwood's... display... at the RNC two weeks ago, saying that he heard Eastwood was stealing his act and that his legal team was already drawing up papers XD


Apple's legal team must be working with him. To be fair though, Newhart's routine is very precise, smart, and can stand the test of time. None of which can be said about Eastwood's display...or Eastwood himself.
 
2012-09-11 12:30:43 PM
What's a Tim Conway?
 
2012-09-11 12:35:27 PM

RedPhoenix122: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Bob Newhart tweeted about Eastwood's... display... at the RNC two weeks ago, saying that he heard Eastwood was stealing his act and that his legal team was already drawing up papers XD

Apple's legal team must be working with him. To be fair though, Newhart's routine is very precise, smart, and can stand the test of time. None of which can be said about Eastwood's display...or Eastwood himself.


Bob Newhart is one of my favorite comedians ever, so, no argument here.
 
2012-09-11 12:36:03 PM

RedPhoenix122: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Bob Newhart tweeted about Eastwood's... display... at the RNC two weeks ago, saying that he heard Eastwood was stealing his act and that his legal team was already drawing up papers XD

Apple's legal team must be working with him. To be fair though, Newhart's routine is very precise, smart, and can stand the test of time. None of which can be said about Eastwood's display...or Eastwood himself.


(I also don't think he was serious ;P )
 
2012-09-11 12:39:38 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: (I also don't think he was serious ;P )


Neither was I.
 
2012-09-11 12:43:25 PM
www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-09-11 12:49:00 PM

CavalierEternal: What's a Tim Conway?


One half of the infamous Apple Dumpling Gang
 
2012-09-11 12:58:14 PM
blogs.houstonpress.com

Branson, Missouri. My dad says it's like Vegas... if it were run by Ned Flanders.
 
2012-09-11 01:26:41 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: That's like ordering a Big Mac and being handed a Ruth's Chris Filet. Bob Newhart is an underrated all-time comedy legend.


Was going to come here to say something like this. I am sure Conway is probably pretty good himself, but, in my mind, him without the Carol Burnett casts seems like it would be a 2 hour Dorf-fest... but, I am probably wrong.

But, even Conway at his best, Newhart would be a better show by multitudes.
 
2012-09-11 02:12:18 PM

CavalierEternal: What's a Tim Conway?


About 155 pounds.
 
2012-09-11 02:18:57 PM
I picked up a Best of Bob Newhart CD set before a long road trip last year. Laughed my ass off. Lincoln, Sir Walter Raleigh, Driving Instructor, King Kong----that stuff never gets old
 
2012-09-11 02:20:27 PM
Subby, did you have to blow a mod to get this greenlit?

/loves Bob Newhart and Tim Conway, but does't care that they are ending their careers playing to rednecks in Branson.
 
2012-09-11 02:21:43 PM
Oh man, Branson is awesome. Looks like I'm gonna have to round up the wife and kid and hitup Dixie Stampede yet again.
 
2012-09-11 02:21:45 PM
CavalierEternal: What's a Tim Conway?

About 120 pounds...
 
2012-09-11 02:23:14 PM

JackieRabbit: Subby, did you have to blow a mod to get this greenlit?

/loves Bob Newhart and Tim Conway, but does't care that they are ending their careers playing to rednecks in Branson.


Nah, just your mom. She's very influential with the mods.
 
2012-09-11 02:24:52 PM
Isn't Branson where Jim Bakker hangs out these days?
 
2012-09-11 02:25:07 PM
To it, Barnacle Boy!
 
2012-09-11 02:26:52 PM

Gulper Eel: Mr. Coffee Nerves: That's like ordering a Big Mac and being handed a Ruth's Chris Filet with unlimited scotch, and getting a Peter Luger porterhouse with a beej from Kate Winslet for dessert. Bob Newhart is an underrated all-time comedy legend.

Fixed.


I'd claim hyperbole but I wouldn't want to jinx it for anyone who might possibly be getting a beej from Kate Winslet.
 
2012-09-11 02:27:00 PM

Red Shirt Blues: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


My vichy soisse tastes like cold potato soup.
 
2012-09-11 02:28:46 PM
Tim Conway is still alive? I thought he OD'ed or something?

www.starscolor.com
 
2012-09-11 02:30:31 PM
Dorf is sick?

deathbyimprov.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-11 02:32:40 PM

chachi88: JackieRabbit: Subby, did you have to blow a mod to get this greenlit?

/loves Bob Newhart and Tim Conway, but does't care that they are ending their careers playing to rednecks in Branson.

Nah, just your mom. She's very influential with the mods.


If you blew my 80 year old mom, great to her!
 
2012-09-11 02:34:53 PM

NuttierThanEver: Also obligatory in any Tim Conway thread

The Elephant sketch

The Dentist


glad i am on a phone. Those still crack me up after seeing them many times. There are few routines i can say that about. The last thing i need is to be lying on the floor laughing, snotting, crying and trying not to piss myself, but enough about my trip to florida
 
2012-09-11 02:34:58 PM
Does "two" constitute a "cavalcade"?

Because it seems a little short of what I would consider cavalvade-y.
 
2012-09-11 02:35:32 PM
Branson: The Has-Been Capital of the Entertainment World.
 
2012-09-11 02:36:18 PM
Also still alive ...

www.abevigoda.com
 
2012-09-11 02:36:49 PM
Harvey Korman was considered...that is until they figured out he died 4 years ago and his career 25 years before that.
 
2012-09-11 02:38:00 PM
That's going to be one hell of a "Hi Bob" game
 
2012-09-11 02:39:18 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: That's like ordering a Big Mac and being handed a Ruth's Chris Filet. Bob Newhart is an underrated all-time comedy legend.


Not so sure about underrated. He just hasn't been in the big time limelight for a while. He's a funny guy, and made a good living doing it. If I were to find myself near Branson, I could go see him unironically.
 
2012-09-11 02:39:33 PM
True story:

There's a comedy FM radio station here in Kansas City ...

I'm used to hearing Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock, Gabriel Iglesias, etc.

The usual "comedic" suspects.

One night, pretty late I turned it on and was surprised to hear an old Jack Benny bit - and even MORE surprised that it was still pretty funny!

/ Some jokes, like good music, just get better with age ...
 
2012-09-11 02:42:34 PM
static.guim.co.uk

Starring Bob Newhart.
 
2012-09-11 02:43:03 PM
Newhart roasts Rickles (also still alive, who knew?)
 
2012-09-11 02:45:16 PM
Bob Newhart-author of the greatest TV series finale scene ever. Pure awesome and still get a kick out of seeing it now and then.
 
2012-09-11 02:46:56 PM
Whoops. I knew I was in the wrong place. 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 02:49:30 PM
I think it would be worth the drive up to Branson to see Bob Newhart. I wonder how quickly they'll sell out?

I suppose I could always console myself by seeing the famous "Three Redneck Tenors"
Link
 
2012-09-11 02:52:44 PM

number8: Whoops. I knew I was in the wrong place. 

[i.imgur.com image 320x240]


Sorry, pally.
 
2012-09-11 02:53:33 PM
A veritable cavalcade of comedians you are surprised to find out are still alive.

Am I missing something?
 
2012-09-11 02:54:38 PM
And do they deserve to be? Is that the question?
 
2012-09-11 02:56:09 PM

number8: Whoops. I knew I was in the wrong place. 

[i.imgur.com image 320x240]


"Hey mum, how's about some milk?"

"No dice!"

"Dis ain't over!"

My cousin named their youngest Bronson, I had to recite that to them, they looked at me like I was the weird one!
 
2012-09-11 02:56:16 PM

dletter: Mr. Coffee Nerves: That's like ordering a Big Mac and being handed a Ruth's Chris Filet. Bob Newhart is an underrated all-time comedy legend.

Was going to come here to say something like this. I am sure Conway is probably pretty good himself, but, in my mind, him without the Carol Burnett casts seems like it would be a 2 hour Dorf-fest... but, I am probably wrong.

But, even Conway at his best, Newhart would be a better show by multitudes.


I suspect that Tim Conway would only tell humorus stories or little one man skits. To my knowledge, he was never a stand up comedian.

I read Carol Burnette's autobiography and came away thinking Tim Conway was great guy to have as a friend. He'd spend hours setting up simple, yet hilarious pranks. He's an odd, little man, but defnitely in a good way.
 
2012-09-11 02:56:18 PM
Newhart is still funny, and along with Cosby, a comedy giant that has stood the test of time. His genius was taking the straight man role out of a comedy duo (ala Martin and Lewis, or Tommy and Dick Smothers), and just doing the straight man lines.....which proved that it's not the 'funny' guy that makes you laugh. It's the everyman, fish out of water guy that people can identify with.
 
2012-09-11 02:56:45 PM
Hello? Bob Newhart here. Oh hello, Tim. How are you doing? What? You want me to fill in for you at Branson? What's Branson? Really? Where's Branson? Branson Missouri? Tim, if you needed money, I could have loaned... Oh. You say they have theaters in Branson? Lots of theaters. Japanese violin players and a Titanic? Really? Is this for real or are you back on the glue, Tim? You say Branson big country music venue? When it rains, tourist huddle under Dolly Parton to stay dry? Sounds like a really swell place, Tim.

Oh, sorry Tim. I'm looking at my calendar and I just can't fill those dates. Oh, you didn't tell me which dates? Well, my calendar is pretty full. We're painting the living room and it'll take a while. We're using very small paint brushes. Probably going to take as long as those days you want me to fill.

Gee Tim, I'd like to talk more but this is long distance. You say you called me from your cell phone and that long distance calls cost you nothing? Wow. You've really got it made, Tim. Sounds like you really reached the top what with your 'free' long distance and you 'cell phone'. Me? I got a meter on my phone. Yep. Just like the electric company. A guy from AT&T comes by every month and reads the numbers. And the numbers are really rolling up right now, Tim. Gotta go. Take care. Oh, by the way. I'm getting a new phone number. I'll call you when I get it. No. You'll be the first to know. And the guy who's getting this number sounds a lot like me but he'll hang up a lot. Take care. Uh huh. Bye.
 
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