Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sid Caesar

Here are some Sid Caesar clips. I really wish some writers at SNL would watch these and learn.

I also really like seeing Imogene Coca in these. To me she'll always be the woman who read the comics to us (and I'm not sure if on the radio or on television) during a newspaper strike when I was a kid.

To me, this was by far the most surprising paragraph in his obituary: "He was also given to explosive rages. Mr. Caesar once dangled a terrified Mr. Brooks from an 18th-story window until colleagues restrained him. With one punch, he knocked out a horse that had thrown his wife off its back, a scene that Mr. Brooks replayed in his movie Blazing Saddles."

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