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Old 02-12-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Sid Caesar, pioneer of American comedy, dead at 91 - MSN TV News R.I.P
I remember him from the movie grease and Vegas Vacation. He was a funny actor.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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For some reason I thought he died a number of years ago! Hmmm...
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Another great one

One of the greats and a comic genius. I enjoyed everything he did, and appreciated his NY delivery and humor. Thinking about him in movies like 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' and 'A Guide for a Married Man', and shows like "'Love, American Style', 'That Girl', I am reminded of simpler, more positive times.

May be rest in peace.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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As a child I remember seeing him on TV with Imogene Coca.....
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:41 AM
 
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I was also unaware that he was still alive. RIP!

The list of those who wrote on Sid's shows is very, very impressive: Carl Reiner (still alive); Woody Allen (still alive); Mel Brooks (still alive); Neil Simon (still alive); and Larry Gelbart (of MASH fame; dead). As they say, laughter will help you to a long life.

I was interested to read that Mr. Reiner says his inspiration for The Dick Van Dyke show was from his time as a writer for Sid Caesar. I wonder if the depiction of Alan Brady (by Carl Reiner) was based on Sid's behavior?

While Mr. Caesar's type of humor appears, at least to me, to be a bit dated, there is no contesting his vast influence on comedy.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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What I find so sad is that, had he died decades ago, you'd see more about it on the news. Had I not seen a small piece in the paper, I wouldn't have even know he'd died.

I understand that news/entertainment honchose are of a different generation, but it's still sad.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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He was a great comedian and I wish they would run his successful tv series from the 50's "Your Show of Shows."
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