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2013-04-12 03:57:44 PM  

Surool: One of the funniest segments I've ever seen on television took place a very long time ago. It was a 60 Minutes piece on Robin Williams... but for the entire last half of the segment, they turned Robin Williams and his good friend Jonathan Winters loose with a box of props. They'd go back and forth creating a balancing personality for each other's new character, then change almost mid sentence when a new prop came out. The two of them kept grabbing items and shifting into new characters while the producer, cameraman, and sound man could all be heard laughing hysterically in the background.

Mr. Winters had an amazing talent.


Yes, children. When Robin Williams was a cokehead, he was very funny.

/will be trying to find that clip online tonight
 
2013-04-12 03:59:18 PM  

Meatybrain: [parallax-view.org image 580x888]
Worth watching. Deep weird.


Jose Canseco was the super-hero in that movie?

/who knew
 
2013-04-12 04:06:05 PM  

secure.ifanz.net
Rest in Cat Feces Edgar Winter

 
2013-04-12 04:12:45 PM  

blatz514: Harry Freakstorm: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 192x262]

So who is going portray General Norman Schwarzkopf now?
/Who?
/Coupla wars back. Let the Iraqis have their helicopters to put down a nasty insurrection down south.

[static.selfdeprecate.com image 600x432]

Wait, he's dead too.  Dammit.


Well I think either one of them could do the role now considering Schwarzkopf is also dead.
 
2013-04-12 04:15:47 PM  
And apparently his shows were always 'clean'.

Very funny and talented guy. We won't see his like again.
 
2013-04-12 04:18:06 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Winters is going.


First laugh in the thread.

Well done.
 
2013-04-12 04:20:27 PM  

gmikes: Robin Williams now officially inherits the mantle of most overrated living comedian


farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-12 04:21:48 PM  
If ever a "Good night, Funnyman" salute needed to be given, this is the opportunity.

/Good night, legendary funnyman
 
2013-04-12 04:23:43 PM  
"The Indians were sober this time."

/obscure?
 
2013-04-12 04:24:42 PM  
someone will try to make a joke at his eulogy and the worst part is
he could do it better.
 
2013-04-12 04:26:15 PM  

strapp3r: Meatybrain: [parallax-view.org image 580x888]
Worth watching. Deep weird.

Jose Canseco was the super-hero in that movie?

/who knew


The Canseco-looking fellow is Robert Morse. He's known better nowadays as this guy:

xfinity.comcast.net
 
2013-04-12 04:26:40 PM  

zabadu: Another wacky movie with a great ensemble cast...
[img9.imageshack.us image 700x497]


OK what is that from? I think I see Julie Andrews, Shelly Winters, and Larry Hagman
 
2013-04-12 04:27:55 PM  
He was a heck of a nice guy when he would come into the polo club that I worked at in the mid 90s.  He always treated everyone around kindly, which is more than I can say for most of the other rich bastards.
 
2013-04-12 04:27:59 PM  
This thread is useless without Whip Willis.
 
2013-04-12 04:28:19 PM  
RIP Mr Winters

So many memories, so many laughs.
You have found heaven such as it is
As you are very fondly remembered.

Does it get any better than that?
 
2013-04-12 04:40:58 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: dmax: He's now under da big W.

What? Did someone jus kick da bucket?

[www.spoonercentral.com image 432x220]


Damn, you took my joke.  RIP, truck drivin' funny man :(
 
2013-04-12 04:40:58 PM  

WeenerGord: zabadu: Another wacky movie with a great ensemble cast...
[img9.imageshack.us image 700x497]

OK what is that from? I think I see Julie Andrews, Shelly Winters, and Larry Hagman


S.O.B.

A Blake Edwards movie where Julie Andrews shows her titties.
 
2013-04-12 04:41:37 PM  

WeenerGord: zabadu: Another wacky movie with a great ensemble cast...
[img9.imageshack.us image 700x497]

OK what is that from? I think I see Julie Andrews, Shelly Winters, and Larry Hagman


Blake Edward's S.O.B.

Julie Andrews breaks out teh boobies.
 
2013-04-12 04:42:50 PM  

gunga galunga: WeenerGord: zabadu: Another wacky movie with a great ensemble cast...
[img9.imageshack.us image 700x497]

OK what is that from? I think I see Julie Andrews, Shelly Winters, and Larry Hagman

S.O.B.

A Blake Edwards movie where Julie Andrews shows her titties.


Too slow on thew keyboard.
 
2013-04-12 04:49:05 PM  

Gulper Eel: This thread is useless without Whip Willis.



Ah used ta make mahown stuff, outa shavin lotion
 
2013-04-12 04:54:06 PM  
Winters is going.

/the North never nanoos.
 
2013-04-12 04:55:01 PM  
Man, what's going to happen here on the day Vigoda finally kicks it?
 
2013-04-12 04:56:14 PM  

zabadu: [img7.imageshack.us image 800x641]


I've been telling everyone about the "Mad Mad Mad Mad World Curse," but no one will listen.
 
2013-04-12 05:02:34 PM  

brush_between_meals: "The Indians were sober this time."

/obscure?


"He two musket balls to the head.  He feels good, though.  He still hasn't gotten his Veterans' check."
 
2013-04-12 05:02:44 PM  

tonguedepressor: Man, what's going to happen here on the day Vigoda finally kicks it?


We'll switch to Angela Lansbury
 
2013-04-12 05:10:55 PM  

gunga galunga: Surool: One of the funniest segments I've ever seen on television took place a very long time ago. It was a 60 Minutes piece on Robin Williams... but for the entire last half of the segment, they turned Robin Williams and his good friend Jonathan Winters loose with a box of props. They'd go back and forth creating a balancing personality for each other's new character, then change almost mid sentence when a new prop came out. The two of them kept grabbing items and shifting into new characters while the producer, cameraman, and sound man could all be heard laughing hysterically in the background.

Mr. Winters had an amazing talent.

Yes, children. When Robin Williams was a cokehead, he was very funny.

/will be trying to find that clip online tonight


And, despite the looming demise of the series, when he joined Mork & Mindy, some of the funniest parts were the times they just let him and Robin go nuts and riff off each other.  Sitting in Mindy's Jeep, and suddenly they were a big game hunter (Jonathan using a very snooty British accent) and his native guide (Robin, instead of a stereotypical broken English-speaking guy, a smart-ass with the voice of Rochester).  Using all sorts of firearms, escalating through bow and arrows, spears, rifles, elephant guns, finally breaking out a bazooka, and accidentally blowing up Marlon Perkins.  Those two should have put together at least one comedy album together, it would have been epic.
 
2013-04-12 05:10:57 PM  
St Peter said "What's with the girly bike, you some kinda nut?"
 
2013-04-12 05:11:21 PM  

tonguedepressor: Man, what's going to happen here on the day Vigoda finally kicks it?


It will take the Internet down

AFTER verification, that is...
 
2013-04-12 05:13:49 PM  

FrancoFile: tonguedepressor: Man, what's going to happen here on the day Vigoda finally kicks it?

We'll switch to Angela Lansbury


What an odd way to spell Betty White.
 
2013-04-12 05:15:11 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "Longtime family friend Joe Petro III says Winters died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes,"

"Montecito, Ca - Home of Natural Causes" is far and away the worst city slogan I have ever seen.


Lol.


RIP Mr winter
 
2013-04-12 05:16:31 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "Longtime family friend Joe Petro III says Winters died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes,"

"Montecito, Ca - Home of Natural Causes" is far and away the worst city slogan I have ever seen.


I've lived there. It's true.
 
2013-04-12 05:20:20 PM  

addy2: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "Longtime family friend Joe Petro III says Winters died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes,"

"Montecito, Ca - Home of Natural Causes" is far and away the worst city slogan I have ever seen.

I've lived there. It's true.


He must have been set up very, very well. Montecito requires some serious f*ck-you money to afford. Oprah has a home there. Housing there ranges from "gated mansion" to "palatial estate."
 
2013-04-12 05:22:34 PM  
He, Red Skelton and Victor Borge were my favorites when I was a young lad, and his appearances on The Tonight Show(with both Paar and Carson) were legendary. Check this bit out.
 
2013-04-12 05:24:11 PM  
  RIP Katy Winters
img.kendincos.com
 
2013-04-12 05:26:45 PM  
Good night, John.  Damn you were funny!
 
2013-04-12 05:28:52 PM  
s15.postimg.org
 
2013-04-12 05:31:25 PM  
It's a sad, sad, sad sad world.
 
2013-04-12 05:31:43 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: zabadu: [img7.imageshack.us image 800x641]

I've been telling everyone about the "Mad Mad Mad Mad World Curse," but no one will listen.


Marvin Kaplan is still alive folks.

http://www.marvinkaplan.com/index
 
2013-04-12 05:35:29 PM  

Kensey: I vividly remember watching him on Scooby-Doo, having no clue who he was but cracking up just the same.

Happy fishing, Fats -- you earned it.


I remember watching him in Scooby-Doo in LATE syndication.  Right up there with Phyllis Diller and Mama Cass.  Sort of makes me wonder if he's the last of the Scooby-Doo "celebrity stunt casting" guests to have been alive...
 
2013-04-12 05:37:16 PM  
I just saw an old sitcom with him in it. I was wondering if he was still alive.

two days later...
 
2013-04-12 05:37:30 PM  

aerojockey: RIP MRS. DE WINTER


you're awesome.
 
2013-04-12 05:44:36 PM  
very, very sad.  he was a true great.
 
2013-04-12 05:45:35 PM  

Herbie555: Kensey: I vividly remember watching him on Scooby-Doo, having no clue who he was but cracking up just the same.

Happy fishing, Fats -- you earned it.

I remember watching him in Scooby-Doo in LATE syndication.  Right up there with Phyllis Diller and Mama Cass.  Sort of makes me wonder if he's the last of the Scooby-Doo "celebrity stunt casting" guests to have been alive...


Sandy Duncan, Tim Conway, Dick van Dyke, and Cher (from her Sonny & Cher days) are still around.
 
2013-04-12 05:51:23 PM  

BKITU: addy2: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "Longtime family friend Joe Petro III says Winters died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes,"

"Montecito, Ca - Home of Natural Causes" is far and away the worst city slogan I have ever seen.

I've lived there. It's true.

He must have been set up very, very well. Montecito requires some serious f*ck-you money to afford. Oprah has a home there. Housing there ranges from "gated mansion" to "palatial estate."


lots like that and then the places that have been owned for years that sold for $30k as a friend of mine owns. I was able to rent there for $850 a month. Depends on what nook or cranny you can find there. But yeah, lots of money.
 
2013-04-12 05:55:32 PM  

kimwim: I'm the only one at work who even knows who he was. I feel fricken old. Damn.


I know how you feel.  I work with a bunch of college students, whose knowledge is pretty much limited to reality television celebrities and whoever's the latest internet sensation.
 
2013-04-12 05:56:19 PM  
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2013-04-12 06:15:10 PM  

Crewmannumber6: He and my mother used to play together when they were around 5 years old


Did he ever fark her? Missed opportunities are missed.
 
2013-04-12 06:16:21 PM  

mjohnson71: fat boy: Gonna watch It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World this weekend, who's left from the cast?

Doing the math, it's still amazing to think he was just 37 in "It's a Mad..."

Then again he served a couple of years as a Marine in the Pacific during WWII and that tended to add 10+ years of looks to most men.


That was Jonathon Winters comeback after he left the business to fight his depression. They took a risk that he wouldn't be able to pull it off.  He was hesitant to take the job.
 
2013-04-12 06:19:05 PM  

muck4doo: TimSTP: fat boy: Gonna watch It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World this weekend, who's left from the cast?

Sid Caesar and Mickey Rooney

Honestly thought Caesar had died.


Et Tu, Brute?
 
2013-04-12 06:44:19 PM  
RIP funnyman.
 
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