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NFT: RIP Bob Einstein aka Super Dave Osborn

larryinnewhaven : 1/2/2019 1:50 pm
was also great on Curb Your Enthusiasm
bob einstein - ( New Window )
Nooo!!!  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/2/2019 1:52 pm : link
He just came up on a thread last month!
NOOOOOO  
Anakim : 1/2/2019 1:52 pm : link
NOT THE FUNK MAN. R.I.P. to a great comedic actor. He was also the brother of Albert Brooks
RIP  
bluepepper : 1/2/2019 1:52 pm : link
Hilarious guy.

Also brother of Albert Brooks (yes, his real is Albert Einstein) .
He and his brother...  
Chris in Philly : 1/2/2019 1:55 pm : link
are two of the funniest people on the planet. RIP.
I had no idea he was in his 70s.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/2/2019 1:55 pm : link
Man he was funny.
come on with the RIP  
pjcas18 : 1/2/2019 1:58 pm : link
threads. enough, already. this is getting depressing. this day is getting worse by the minute.

Tyler Trent, Mean Gene, the funk man. WTF.

why can't there be a [person we all hate] died thread. Why is it always the good people who die?
It is under the radar...  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/2/2019 1:58 pm : link
but Albert Brooks and Rip Torn put in two awesome comedic performances in "Defending Your Life".
No, wtf?  
Geomon : 1/2/2019 1:59 pm : link
Him and Gene on the same day at the same age.
That is horrible...  
bw in dc : 1/2/2019 2:01 pm : link
Absolutely loved his character on Curb - Marty Funkhouser.

Some real classic scenes he did on that show.

RIP.
RE: It is under the radar...  
Matt M. : 1/2/2019 2:03 pm : link
In comment 14244467 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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but Albert Brooks and Rip Torn put in two awesome comedic performances in "Defending Your Life".
Agreed. I really enjoyed that movie, which is not very well known despite a great cast.
Unlike the other RIP thread  
Matt M. : 1/2/2019 2:04 pm : link
I had no idea he was that old. I would have guessed younger. Both he and Gene Okerlund died at 76 and they seem about 30-40 years apart.

I also had no idea he was Albert Brooks' brother.
RE: It is under the radar...  
bluepepper : 1/2/2019 2:07 pm : link
In comment 14244467 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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but Albert Brooks and Rip Torn put in two awesome comedic performances in "Defending Your Life".


WELCOME KIWANIS DEAD...Lol

The Good Place is heavily "influenced" by that movie.

Super Dave had one recurring joke that always made me laugh where Dave would bring out a couple of scantily clad women to display a watch or something he was giving away. When the audience whistled, he would say "yes, it sure is a beautiful watch". Bad joke in most hands but he made it work. True master of the deadpan.
Awful, awful news  
Mr. Bungle : 1/2/2019 2:11 pm : link
about the man who brought us, "P.S. Your cunt is in the sink!".
damn!! The Funk Man is gone  
Stu11 : 1/2/2019 2:16 pm : link
I think they are still in the middle of filming season 10. Wonder how they'll handle it. Great actor. RIP he'll be missed.
Defending Your Life  
Anakim : 1/2/2019 2:17 pm : link
Is that the one with Meryl Streep?
RE: Defending Your Life  
kennyd : 1/2/2019 2:19 pm : link
In comment 14244525 Anakim said:
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Is that the one with Meryl Streep?


Yes. Great movie
RIP Bob  
allstarjim : 1/2/2019 2:21 pm : link
Loved him as Marty Funkhouser.

Really had a great story in life, and even though he had family in show business, he hated comedy and wanted nothing to do with it because when his father died, his comedian friends were doing their comedic act when they spoke at his funeral. But then Tom Smothers, who thought he was funny and saw his talent, got him to come to CBS and he began to write for The Smothers Brothers, and the rest was history.

If you get a chance, watch him on Seinfeld's show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, where he talks about a lot of this stuff.

RIP and thanks for making us all smile for awhile, Bob.
RE: It is under the radar...  
The 12th Man : 1/2/2019 3:00 pm : link
In comment 14244467 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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but Albert Brooks and Rip Torn put in two awesome comedic performances in "Defending Your Life".


Great movie! the scene where he practices asking for the raise is great. He is excellent in Lost in America too.
RIP funk man  
mattlawson : 1/2/2019 3:15 pm : link
forgot about Defending your life - under the radar comedy
Officer Judy  
bitterblue : 1/2/2019 3:25 pm : link
I first remember seeing Bob Einstein as "Officer Judy" on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
RE: It is under the radar...  
cjac : 1/2/2019 3:26 pm : link
In comment 14244467 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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but Albert Brooks and Rip Torn put in two awesome comedic performances in "Defending Your Life".


One of my favorite movies
Brooks was also great in Mother  
cjac : 1/2/2019 3:27 pm : link
which i think was also Debbie Reynolds last movie
Not Marty Funkhouser  
jeff57 : 1/2/2019 3:38 pm : link
Year’s already off to a rotten start.
RIP Bob  
PaulBlakeTSU : 1/2/2019 3:58 pm : link
tremendous comedy talent.

I really liked him.  
Mad Mike : 1/2/2019 4:23 pm : link
Great on Letterman, great on Bizarre, great on Curb. RIP
Bob Einstein tells a joke - ( New Window )
RE: It is under the radar...  
steve in ky : 1/2/2019 5:09 pm : link
In comment 14244467 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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but Albert Brooks and Rip Torn put in two awesome comedic performances in "Defending Your Life".


I love Albert Brooks's movies. And even further under the radar choice and I think my favorite of his, is Lost in America.
Never knew he was related to Albert Brooks. RIP Bob.  
MOOPS : 1/2/2019 6:27 pm : link
Brooks was hilarious as a stand-up in his early days. He made a number of appearances on Carson and other shows back then.
I even saw him live at the Bitter End back in the early 70s.
He was funny on Norm Macdonald Live  
adamg : 1/2/2019 6:33 pm : link
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Norm Macdonald Podcast - ( New Window )
RIP Bob  
OC2.0 : 1/2/2019 8:13 pm : link
That Super Dave Show was hilarious. " Can somebody call an ambulance"
He had  
Les in TO : 1/2/2019 9:35 pm : link
A helluva voice and face. One of a kind. RIP
Very talented  
Jay in Toronto : 1/3/2019 8:01 am : link
and apparently a super person.

Sad
Super Dave was often on Norm McDonald's podcasts  
GeofromNJ : 1/4/2019 7:16 pm : link
and would excoriate McDonald. "Why aren't you out making money instead of doing this stupid podcast which has an audience of, what?, ten people?"
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