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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"panic" only comes from having real expectations
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.
Edge trilogy, by me.
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down. --Ray Bradbury
What begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin. --Straka
"I donít know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody".
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.
"And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.