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Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87
« on: April 12, 2013, 01:28:49 PM »

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Re: Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 02:10:46 PM »
Thanks for all the laughs Jonathan...

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Re: Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 02:33:35 PM »
Thanks for all the laughs Jonathan... Ditto that. I saw a headline announcing his death with the comment he was a star on "Mork and Mindy", but Mr Winters was far, far more than that. Very funny guy.
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Re: Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 02:57:04 PM »
Thanks for all the laughs Jonathan... Ditto that. I saw a headline announcing his death with the comment he was a star on "Mork and Mindy", but Mr Winters was far, far more than that. Very funny guy.

Absolutely. Winters was one of those rare talents that when you caught his act, you knew you had seen someone special. Winters and Robin Williams are cut from a similar cloth.

Jim Carey is the "Carrot Top" version of those two greats.

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Re: Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 03:42:37 PM »
Absolutely. Winters was one of those rare talents that when you caught his act, you knew you had seen someone special. Winters and Robin Williams are cut from a similar cloth.

Jim Carey is the "Carrot Top" version of those two greats.

Such a wonderfully inventive mind. I'm quite certain he was bipolar or dissociative or whatever the hell label they give these days to people whose minds reel in everything their senses observe and cast them about for others to wonder at.

He fought with demons, as all creative geniuses do. Jonathan was an artist, an author, a storyteller, and a truly original American talent. RIP and God bless you for making me laugh so hard.
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Re: Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 06:20:55 PM »
One of his most famous routines... The Stick:

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=wwWDa1xPTPA" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://youtube.com/watch?v=wwWDa1xPTPA</a>
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 06:21:21 PM by jmyrlefuller »


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