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Friday, May 30, 2008

More Classic Harvey Korman

I wrote a tribute to the great Harvey Korman, who passed away yesterday at the age of 81 from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

There are two clips from Blazing Saddles, with Korman as Hedy — "That's Hedley" — Lamarr and a two parter from The Carol Burnett Show featuring The Family.

Here's another classic bit with Korman and Tim Conway with Conway as a dentist who accidentally anesthisizes himself.

A commenter at YouTube made the following observation:

I will always think of Harvey Korman more in the vein of John Cleese or Kelsey Grammer. He was at his best when being befuddled at the incompetence of another. When I watch once innovative humor shows like SNL and see the level of mindless crap and political agendas that pass for entertainment it makes Harvey that much more of lost treasure.

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