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RIP Harvey Korman by mrsthing on 30 May 2008 2:58pm
I hope it's okay to post this. He was one of my favorite non-Python comedians. He worked equally well as a straight man and as the comic. I thought he was wonderful as the lawyer Hedley Lamarr in "Blazing Saddles". I always loved it when he and Tim Conway had a sketch together on The Carol Burnett Show, because I knew it was going to be hilarious. One of my favorites was a dentist sketch with Harvey as the patient. He didn't have any lines, but he still made me laugh because he sat there in the chair trying unsuccessfully not to laugh at Tim being increasingly silly. RIP, Harvey.
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by Rox on 30 May 2008 3:14pm
Oh yes, I remember him well as Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles........and how many years ago was that !!! RIP Harvey......
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by geordiegirl on 30 May 2008 5:49pm
I don't remember him actually (my fault here) but it's always SO sad when someone like an actor you were affectionate towards & admired shuffles off the mortal coil.

All of our surviving Pythons are fit & healthy but just imagine when....
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by tucsonmike on 30 May 2008 7:26pm
Yes, I saw it this morning. RIP.
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by mrsthing on 30 May 2008 10:16pm
Here's a clip of him from Blazing Saddles:


And one from the Carol Burnett Show--their "Gone With the Wind" spoof. Both parts are a little over 9 minutes, but if you know the movie, it's hysterically funny. Vicki Lawrence as Sissy is wonderful, and I just about died laughing when Carol came out wearing the curtains--rod and all.



You'll have to sit through some reminiscing from the cast at the beginning, but it's a much better video than the others on YouTube.
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by Palin_Lover on 31 May 2008 12:42am
He was just fabulous on Carol Burnett! Especially when he and Tim Conway made each other laugh during the sketches! Oh, it's a shame and I'm saddened by the news of his passing. RIP.
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by canaveralgumby on 31 May 2008 12:56am
For those who may be wondering (and young whippersnappers) Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Bob Newhart, Don Rickles and their contemporaries are like the Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Spike Milligan of the U.S.

(5/31 I forgot Mel Brooks!)
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by mrsthing on 31 May 2008 8:47pm
I found a clip from the Carol Burnett Show where Tim Conway is holding the cast hostage, refusing to let Carol say her line before he finishes a boring story about elephants. Every time she takes a breath to say her line, he interrupts with another line of his story, delivered in an almost flat monotone. It's hysterically funny! It reminds me a bit of the "Interesting Facts" sketch with Peter Cook, where he's going on and on with bits of irrelevant "information". Harvey isn't in the sketch, but if you want to see it, search for "carol burnett elephant" and you'll find the link. About 5 minutes long, but worth the wait, because Vicki Lawrence gets the biggest laugh of all.
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by Palin_Lover on 1 June 2008 12:08am
That elephant story!!! LOL! Wasn't it like, siamese elephants or something?
Re: RIP Harvey Korman by bashful heart on 2 June 2008 7:12pm
Saw him in person once with Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. Will miss him much.
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