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April 12, 2013 11:51 AM   Subscribe

Legendary comedian and Tonight Show favorite, Jonathan Winters, who inspired many other comedians, has died at 87.
posted by BigHeartedGuy (8 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Heya, there really has to be a slightly beefier post that can be made about Winters that includes more than a brief obit and a wikipedia link. -- cortex

posted by jquinby at 11:52 AM on April 12, 2013

One of the all-time greats.

I'll be saying "gar-bahge" for years to come, yet. Godspeed, sir.
posted by Capt. Renault at 11:53 AM on April 12, 2013

posted by tzikeh at 11:55 AM on April 12, 2013

Quite tragic. This thread could use some clips.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:56 AM on April 12, 2013

posted by shakespeherian at 11:56 AM on April 12, 2013


posted by stenseng at 11:57 AM on April 12, 2013

I think my first exposure to him was on Mork & Mindy, actually. And even to my youthful brain it was painfully clear that for all of Robin Williams' lightning-fast wit and improv skill, Winters was at least an order of magnitude better -- not just because he was faster, but because he didn't just fall back on non-sequiturs or clowning when he otherwise came up dry. Because Jonathan Winters never came up dry.

An amazing talent.
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:59 AM on April 12, 2013 [1 favorite]

How's his father Mork taking it?
posted by jonmc at 12:00 PM on April 12, 2013

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