Guy was a comic master....
Guy was a comic master....
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand
Raised in Springfield, OH. Big Reds fan.
When all is said and done more is said than done.
He was a comedic genius. Nobody, IMO, was as quick-witted or better at improvisation then Winters.
Maude Frickert "You make me warm alllllllllll over my body!" LOL
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"In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)
When I was in Australia in the early eighties, I was staying with a friend in Canberra when a Dean Martin show (not a roast) came on. Occasionally the show would cut to Jonathan Winters alone in a room with a bunch of hats, trying them on and saying the first thing that came into his mind. My friend was laughing so hard he couldn't breathe. He asked who this guy was and why he'd never heard of him before.
I really don't know if there was ever anyone funnier.
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
― Lloyd Alexander
Watch This Space.
A great actor as well imho. One of my favorites was his role as a Minnesota Fats type character opposite Jack Klugman in a Twilight Zone episode. Plus his HBO special, a tribute to baseball where he played multiple roles such as a Ruth-type slugger, veteran pitcher & announcer.
You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're likely to have a lot of passed balls.
Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny.
I've been reading a number of online articles about Winters, and I've read some great stories. One writer said he ran into him a few years ago at the Montreal Comedy Festival, and asked him "What new comedians have you seen at the festival that have impressed you?".
Winters replied, "I'm sorry-I haven't had a chance to see any of the new comedians...My wife has been very ill, and I've been spending most of my time in our hotel room taking care of her."
"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that", said the writer.
"Yes", replied Winters, "I probably shouldn't have flown her here air cargo...it's so cold , and there are animals in there..."
"In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra
Merth went to that giant egg in the sky.
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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