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Old 05-14-2019, 11:52 AM
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Tim Conway Dead at 85


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Tim Conway, who found fame on the “The Carol Burnett Show,” is dead at 85.

Conway died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in Los Angeles “after a long illness,” his rep Howard Bragman told HuffPost.
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[quoite]Tim Conway, who found fame on the “The Carol Burnett Show,” is dead at 85.

Conway died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in Los Angeles “after a long illness,” his rep Howard Bragman told HuffPost.
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Oh, wow. Another of the greats, right after Doris Day, is gone . . (and yeah, Peggy Lipton, not on their level, but there you are, they seem to go in three's)
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:57 AM
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Man, that guy used to crack me up! R.I.P.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:58 AM
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Tim Conway, Doris Day and Peggy Lipton. That's three, right? We should be done for a while now.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:00 PM
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Oh no! This is heart breaking.
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Well, at least Amos and Theodore are together again.

RIP, Tim. Now you can crack Harvey up for eternity.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:06 PM
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RIP Mr. Conway; you done fucking hilarious!

At least a dozen of the greatest laughs I've ever had came from watching his work; might be a long time before we see anyone like him again IMO.
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Well, at least Amos and Theodore are together again.

RIP, Tim. Now you can crack Harvey up for eternity.
Maybe he can finally tell the whole elephant story without being interrupted by everyone laughing at him.
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Man, that guy used to crack me up! R.I.P.
Indeed. A truly funny man!
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No. 1 tribute: yourube post on Siamese Elephants. If you don't crack up while watching this, I don't want to know you.

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Bring her in, Chuck. The Skip and Gruber are waiting for you.

RIP.
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I'll always remember his appearance on The Simpsons Variety Hour, a segment of The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase.
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I can't even begin to say what his work meant too me...what it taught me...


thank you Tim.
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Aw, man! I loved Tim and his great sense of humor. Sad news!
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Are you sure that little asshole's through?

RIP Mr Tudball.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:23 PM
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No. 1 tribute: yourube post on Siamese Elephants. If you don't crack up while watching this, I don't want to know you.
It is a litmus test of sorts, isn't it?
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Conway was ludicrously funny. I noted this on fAcebook just a few moments ago; he could bust up Carol Burnett, and if can make CAROL BURNETT break up, son, you're funny.
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Tim Conway, Doris Day and Peggy Lipton. That's three, right? We should be done for a while now.
Bob Newhart must be hiding...
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Poor Barnacle Boy, finally reunited with Mermaid Man
My boys were watching SpongeBob the other day, and while I knew that Ernest Borgnine (Mermaid Man) has passed away, I found myself wondering what was going on with Tim Conway (Barnacle Boy) and whether he was still with us or not.
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A sad day indeed.

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Oh lord, he made me laugh til I wet myself.

Sad week so far.

Rip Mr. Conway. You were marvelous.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:21 PM
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The world's cheapest man on Newhart was the role that I first really remember him on. He literally kept teabags for reusing them.

Saw him in many, many things, but that one-off role really stood out for me.
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I'll always remember his appearance on The Simpsons Variety Hour, a segment of The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase.
That's the only work of his I knew before reading this thread.

What's a Tim Conway?
Oh, about 120 pounds.
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Along with the Siamese elephants segment, I also give you the dentist sketch that's from Carol Burnett's show as well. These two, amongst many other great performances, are why Tim Conway made the world a funnier place and made so many people happy.

In addition to Mermaid Man, Mr. Conway is also reunited with Harvey Korman whom we lost over ten years ago. Geez, the combined contributions to comedy *that* duo produced is staggering.

RIP good sir.

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Loved him..cracked me up..RIP.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:45 PM
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Tim had some hidden camera show in the 80's or 90s. All I remember from it was a bit where he was the 'fashion police.' He was dressed in a police-type uniform and was on the street critiquing people's clothing choices and threatening to write tickets or otherwise praising people. A foot patrol of two police officers happened along and he didn't break character. They were calling him in as a mentally unstable individual when he revealed himself.
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Tim Conway Has Passed.


He was 85 and had long fought a neurological condition, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, an abnormal buildup of fluid in the brain's ventricles.
The Carol Burnett show introduced me to his humor when I was a kid and every bit I saw him in after was great. I'm glad I lived in a time that I could experience his work.

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No. 1 tribute: yourube post on Siamese Elephants. If you don't crack up while watching this, I don't want to know you.
In retrospect I should have linked to that in my post. It would have made a hell of a lot more sense.
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Are you sure that little asshole's through?

RIP Mr Tudball.
The Tudball/Mrs. Wiggins sketches were interesting as a reversal of the usual Tim Conway sketch, in which he was the odd character and the others reacted to him. As Tudball, he was the straight man. But he made his lines into laugh lines, nonetheless.

A lot of people will laugh today as they're exposed to his work---which will live as long as there are recordings and devices to play them on.
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Tim Conway was one of the funniest people who ever lived. He was the Rembrandt, the Mozart, of funny. He wasn't topical, or edgy, but I'll take him over, say, Sara Silverman any day. The man was a genius. An Einstein, Bach, Picasso, Coltrane, whoever-level genius.
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Tim Conway was one of the funniest people who ever lived. He was the Rembrandt, the Mozart, of funny. He wasn't topical, or edgy, but I'll take him over, say, Sara Silverman any day. The man was a genius. An Einstein, Bach, Picasso, Coltrane, whoever-level genius.
Nah. He was much better than that.
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No. 1 tribute: yourube post on Siamese Elephants. If you don't crack up while watching this, I don't want to know you.
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That's the only work of his I knew before reading this thread...
I present you with his dentist routine. His ability to crack up his compadres is legendary!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_C3bO8WZ0
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He was 85 and had long fought a neurological condition, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, an abnormal buildup of fluid in the brain's ventricles.
The Carol Burnett show introduced me to his humor when I was a kid and every bit I saw him in after was great. I'm glad I lived in a time that I could experience his work.
Two threads on the same topic have been merged. This was the only substantive post in the second thread.
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Oh, wow. Another of the greats, right after Doris Day, is gone . . (and yeah, Peggy Lipton, not on their level, but there you are, they seem to go in three's)

I've mentioned this before somewhere on SDMB, but it's not "going in threes" but in reality is "dividing all the bad into sets of three". At least, that's my theory.

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RIP, Tim. You made the world a funnier place to live in.
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That bit was actually copied from Abbot & Costello. The duo were running a diner; a customer asked for tea; Lou asked the customer "One or two", and the customer, assuming he meant lumps of sugar, said "Two" (IIRC). Lou took a teabag out of his apron and dunked it twice in the cop of hot water, then put the teabag back into his apron.

Sorry; I have no idea which show it was and my "google-fu" is legendarily sparse.
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He was so wonderful, I loved seeing him in action. We were lucky to have him.
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I primarily remember him from the movies he did with Don Knotts like The Apple Dumpling Gang and The Private Eyes. I don't think I've seen those movies in more than 30 years but I remember enjoying them quite a bit.
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A couple of weeks ago, I saw the Diagnosis: Murder episode, "Comedy is Murder." Tim Conway tried to kill his former partner played by Harvey Korman, and they used some clips from "The Carol Burnett Show." Man, he was funny.
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I can't believe I'm the only one here who's referenced McHale's Navy.

Yes, Tim's work on Carol Burnett and elsewhere was hysterically funny, but he'll always be Ensign Charles Parker to me!
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In an interview clip I heard on the radio last night, Conway said "When I watch the old Carol Burnett shows, I think I should have been arrested for mugging the camera so much."

A true icon.
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Very funny guy. I always enjoyed him on The Carol Burnett Show. May he rest in peace.
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I showed the Dentist sketch to my kids last night and my daughter looked like she was about to cry during it. She thought it was funny but she also cringed every time Conway stabbed himself with the Novocain.
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