June 03, 2008
R.I.P. Harvey Korman
For those of us of a certain age in the USA, Harvey Korman was a funny performer on TV and in Blazing Saddles, among other things. (:"The Count de Monaaaay") But I especially liked this write up by a contemporary to myself in age who described us being raised, through Korman on the Carol Burnett show, “on a borscht-based diet of slapstick, ethnic exaggerations and groan-inducing puns." Holy cow! That's my range of humor exactly. Curse you, Harvey Korman. RIP, and now go do... that voodoo ... that you do ....so ....well. Looks like I'm not the only one to wish him that.
I only just now realized that Harvey Korman and Roger Corman were not the same person.
Posted by: Tom Scudder at June 4, 2008 11:50 AM
Maybe they are, I've never seen them together.
Posted by: matthew hogan at June 4, 2008 12:32 PM
I can't remember whether it was Korman or Tim Conway but on the Carol Burnett Show there was a skit that included Carol where one of them was coming down a flight of stairs. Korman or Conway tripped, fell onto a carpet that covered the studio floor, and proceeded to roll themselves up completely inside the carpet, forcing Burnett to stand on bare flooring without her anticipated scene partner. When it came to improvisation, that crew was just unbelieveably gifted.
Posted by: blowncue at June 6, 2008 05:10 PM