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 Post subject: Rest in peace - Tim Conway
Post Posted: May 14, 2019 12:37 pm 
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The man was pure comedic genius. I laughed till I cried watching him on the Carol Burnett show.


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I am truly sad. I've been watching him on You-Tube over and over again for years.

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Sad. I've shed many a tear of hysterical laughter watching him and his friends on the Carol Burnett show.

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Sadly, Ive been waiting for this notice for well over a year a year since I first heard he was in poor health ,,,he was a comic genius , a master of pratfalls , etc
May he rest in peace ..he made all of us laugth.

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I remember watching him on the Carol Burnett show when I was little. I'd laugh until tears filled my eyes. I also loved when he made Harvey Korman (sp?) break out from his character and could not stop laughing. I figured Tim was adlibbing to the skit and years later I learned that was in fact the case.

:rose: God Bless you Tim Conway. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful talent with the world to make us laugh as much as you did. Earth needs a whole lot more people just like you.

:angel: Now you are making the Great Spirit and the angels laugh.

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I got to attend two tapings in Los Angeles. They did two shows and edited them into what was aired each week. The first he did as rehearsed, but it was the second that people would kill to get tickets to see. I was lucky on my last visit to watch him adlib and destroy the cast in a shipboard sketch. What a shame they couldn't salvage it. It never aired, so it was never preserved.

For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY

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As a long time fan (aka "Older") let's not forget McHale's Navy!

He did make us all laugh. Thanks Tim. RIP

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I had forgotten he was in McHale's Navy. He was always "on", ready in a heartbeat to say something totally off the wall and then ad lib a story that got more and more sidesplitting as he went. He and Harvey Norman were perfectly matched. Pure genius. Robin Williams reminded me of him. Such a gifted man who chose to share himself with us.

Two skits that showed him off best were the one as the dentist, and the other of him leaping way off script to tell elephant stories to Carol Burnett (second half of the video is even better than the first):






I think he was having fun in his own head and just allowed us a peak in. Tears of appreciation and in tribute to a great man, a true genius. :love:

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My youngest son was always acting like Tim Conway, usually when stopping for gas. He would walk around the truck using tiny shuffling steps, and stopping to rest frequently.
My son passed away recently at age 43. Conway's death brought back those times. Rest in peace, Tim and Joey.

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AL -- the elephant skit is my absolute favorite!


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Isn't that a riot? He makes them up as he goes. I love it when the others try to get back on script while he takes a breath... but then he continues on and on. The other cast members are just about in tear by this time. :)

We've lost one of the greatest. :rose:

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