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    Default Sid Caeser has died.

    We lost another great today. Sid Caesar was 91 years old. He was best known for his show "Your Show of Shows". Rest in Piece.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/showbiz/sid-caesar-dead/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon1963 View Post
    We lost another great today. Sid Caesar was 91 years old. He was best known for his show "Your Show of Shows" and was also the Joker in the 60's Batman TV show. Rest in Piece.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/showbiz/sid-caesar-dead/
    Yikes. I can remember when Your Show of Shows was required viewing on Saturday nights. Him and Imogene Coca. It was a 90 minute show, IIRC. Back then programming didn't even start until late afternoon. Another oldie that was a must-see was "Your Hit Parade".
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    Some of the most brilliant comedy writers in Hollywood contributed to that show. Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart ... they were a society unto themselves who provided many decades of laughs and happiness.

    RIP Sid.
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    Sid was not the joker. Cesar Romero was.
    "Oh, your friends with their fancy persuation don't admit that it's part of a scheme. But, I can't help but have my suspicions cuz I ain't quite as dumb as I seem." Ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by BasicGreatGuy View Post
    Sid was not the joker. Cesar Romero was.
    That's right. my bad. Got my Caesars mixed up.
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    Sid was a great TV icon, of course, but he did make a few movies, and two of my favorite were "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Cheap Detective".


    Sid 's "Your Show of Shows" was the inspiration for "The King Kaiser Show" in the funny film, "My Favorite Year" and the character of Benjy Stone (Mark Linn-Baker) in that film was a compilation of all the wonderful comedy writers that Lima mentioned in post #3. Joseph Bologna's King Kaiser character was a very dead-on imitation of Sid.


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    The real golden age of television. No trash reality shows, just live programming that made us appreciate the little things in life like a tiny black and white TV set, laughing our heads off, and no cable TV. Those days are gone but at least we have reminders of what it was like on DVD and YouTube. I always thought simpler was better. Sid Caesar and Imogene Coco, Burns and Allen, Abbott and Costello, Lewis and Martin, The Honeymooners .... are there any shows of that caliber today? Or is it all cursing, political talk, and dumbed up untalented people getting their 15 minutes of nonsense on scripted reality shows?


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    Hail Caesar!


    And may he rest in peace...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLaw911 View Post
    The real golden age of television. No trash reality shows, just live programming that made us appreciate the little things in life like a tiny black and white TV set, laughing our heads off, and no cable TV. Those days are gone but at least we have reminders of what it was like on DVD and YouTube. I always thought simpler was better. Sid Caesar and Imogene Coco, Burns and Allen, Abbott and Costello, Lewis and Martin, The Honeymooners .... are there any shows of that caliber today? Or is it all cursing, political talk, and dumbed up untalented people getting their 15 minutes of nonsense on scripted reality shows?
    I'm with you, D. Here is one of my favorite Sid Caesar bits from "Your Show of Shows". I call it "Brushin' da Prussian" from one of the lines in it. The co-star was Howie Morris. Stay with it to the end for the big punchline moment. Half of this is not German language at all, but simply Casear imitating the sound of German. (A talent that Danny Kaye also had.)




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    He was also a WWII vet, Coast Guard.

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    RIP Sid.

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