Friday, April 12, 2013

Jonathan Winters 1925-2013

The great comedian Jonathan Winters has just died— I guess if his name means anything to you, you probably know about it already. As usual, I have nothing significant to add, but there's a very touching notice by Gilbert Gottfried on the CNN site, which I encourage you to read. Here are a few favorite old bits, first from It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World:

More after the break:

This bit probably hasn't aged that well, but I basically had it memorized by the time I was 8 or 9— unfortunately the “gay Ahab” bit from the same record is not on YouTube:

And another one, highlighting the sound effects he does with his voice:

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