Thread: Sid Caeser has died.
February 12th, 2014, 9:12 pm #1
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.
Last edited by Dragon1963; February 12th, 2014 at 9:44 pm. Reason: As BGG said Sid was not the Joker.I'm not afraid of the dark. It's what I see in the dark that scares me.
February 12th, 2014, 9:26 pm #2During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act - George Orwell
February 12th, 2014, 9:29 pm #3
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.The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
February 12th, 2014, 9:38 pm #4
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
February 12th, 2014, 9:44 pm #5
February 12th, 2014, 11:53 pm #6
My heart died a little again tonight.Boy, I say Boy!
You're about to exceed the limitations of my medication!
February 12th, 2014, 11:53 pm #7
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.
M"We live in a society of wolves. You do not fight back by creating more sheep." - Dan Bongino, 2012
February 13th, 2014, 2:35 am #8
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?
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy - Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 13th, 2014, 3:17 am #9
And may he rest in peace...
"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep." - Saul Bellow
February 13th, 2014, 3:29 pm #10
Last edited by MarkyS; February 13th, 2014 at 8:54 pm."We live in a society of wolves. You do not fight back by creating more sheep." - Dan Bongino, 2012
February 13th, 2014, 5:38 pm #11
He was also a WWII vet, Coast Guard.
February 13th, 2014, 7:35 pm #12
Yeah well, that was just stupid.