Friday, May 30, 2008

A Comic Legend

Harvey Korman has left the stage for the last time. He was 81 years old.

My favorite memories of him are from the Carol Burnett Show--especially the scenes where Tim Conway did his level best to make Harvey lose it. To see Harvey trying not to laugh...priceless.

Here are some of my favorite movie lines that Harvey spoke.

1) Yes, we have Nosferatu. We have Nosferatu today! (Dracula, Dead and Loving It)

2) My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. (Blazing Saddles)

3) I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists. (Blazing Saddles)

4) Gentlemen, please. Rest your sphincters. (Blazing Saddles)

Here's a classic clip from The Carol Burnett Show--be prepared to laugh until you cry:

Rest in peace, Harvey. Thanks for all the laughs.

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