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    Um.... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickNorris View Post
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    Comedian & actor. His playing Ensign Parker to Ernest Borgnine's Lt. Commander McHale was interesting. Considering one was from the serious / drama side of acting, the other a comedian.
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    Silly GK, I know WHO Tim is... wondering why Bert put a bag commercial.
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    'Cuz Tim Conway had a nose for humor?
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    "Be not intimidated...nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency.
    These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice."
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    An article I read yesterday was great about identifying why Conway's humor was so iconic and contrasts so much with what passes for comedy today. Comedians today think they're funny by making fun of or tearing down other people while Conway got people to laugh at HIM. His characters weren't transparent mockeries of real people.

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    I think one of his great abilities was how quick witted he was. He could improv a rapid response or twist that nobody expected...with a straight face. So much of today's comedy has predictable punch lines (at least I find them that way). The fact that he was able to crack-up comedy pros while on-set is a testament to how good he was.
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    I used to love watching him get Korman to crack up nearly as much as whetever else he was doing. One of the funniest men ever.

    One time, COnway trolled Korman at the Emmy's after losing to him. Conway followed him up on stage and never said a word--his expressions were priceless.


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    Actors breaking character and laughing during scenes is so funny to me.
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    A few years ago there was a show on called "Warehouse 13" that was a fun, somewhat flight-of-fancy show where "artifcts" had powers that the main characters flitting about the world collecting so they could safely store them in a warehouse to protect people from them.

    In one episode some characters got sucked into a Tele Nova via an artifact and became the characters in the Tele Nova. The other characters had to go into the Tele Nova to rescue their co-workers, but to do so risked them joining the cast as well. In order to NOT become characters they used another artifact already collected and stored at the warehouse that allowed them to break out of character. The artifact was Harvey Korman's cufflinks, which happened to have the benign power of not allowing an actor who wears them to maintin their character. This turned out to be the reason he could never maintain his character on the Carol Burnett show.

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