Author Topic: Bob Einstein dead  (Read 2723 times)


Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 07:02:57 PM »
Well, that's shit news. Don't really feel like 76 is particularly old anymore, either.

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 07:03:07 PM »
And we never got to find out where he got his ideas from.

RIP

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 07:27:35 PM »
RIP to the funkman.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 07:29:14 PM »
Aw fucks sake.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 07:32:55 PM »
Fuck's sake

He was great. Funkhouser forever

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 07:36:59 PM »
Mean Gene and Super Dave in one day. I’m done with 2019 already.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 08:04:37 PM »
If he was really such a genius he would have remembered to stay alive.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 08:28:26 PM »
Sister Wendy, June and now, Bob. Well done Yuletide for this much-loved trio of death curveball.

R.I.P.


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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 09:07:48 PM »
Oh no. Terrible news. The upcoming season of Curb will be bittersweet knowing he's gone.

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 09:27:38 PM »
So he won't need his seat at the ball game?

Shame

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 09:38:36 PM »
Which episode of Curb was it where he told Seinfeld a joke? That was fucking beautiful, it looked like genuine laughter from Seinfeld too which made it all the better.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 09:39:59 PM »
Which episode of Curb was it where he told Seinfeld a joke? That was fucking beautiful, it looked like genuine laughter from Seinfeld too which made it all the better.

S07E09. Here's the scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o5m_mXadoU

One of my favourite punchlines.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2019, 10:43:33 PM »
I didn't know he was Albert Brooks' brother. Sad news in any case, RIP.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 10:46:44 PM »
I didn't know he was Albert Brooks' brother. Sad news in any case, RIP.
For some reason, Albert changed his surname.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 11:13:45 PM »
Gutted by this. One of the funniest guys and best interviewees.

His appearances with Norm MacDonald were always great and it's hard to top his first appearance on the podcast but there's a great video of him chatting with Norm and Norm's brother where he lays into Norm's brother in that constantly pissed off way he acted.

The next minute of this clip is one of the reasons he's so great. Immediately switches from telling his story to yelling at the interviewer for a fairly innocuous comment:

https://youtu.be/tGxkd9EV4_k?t=7m



Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 11:39:03 PM »
The next minute of this clip is one of the reasons he's so great. Immediately switches from telling his story to yelling at the interviewer for a fairly innocuous comment:

https://youtu.be/tGxkd9EV4_k?t=7m
That's fucking great.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 11:40:24 PM »
So sad about this. Love Curb, and he's been in it since the beginning. Such a funny bloke. Only a couple of years older than Larry ...

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2019, 11:59:25 PM »
The next minute of this clip is one of the reasons he's so great. Immediately switches from telling his story to yelling at the interviewer for a fairly innocuous comment:

https://youtu.be/tGxkd9EV4_k?t=7m

He had one of the funniest angry voices ever.

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 12:19:22 AM »
Sad. Probably my favourite character in Curb, just had a big stupid grin on my face whenever he was on screen.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2019, 12:43:16 AM »
I haven't really watched Curb (I know) and this thread has introduced me to a very funny fucker who is dead.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2019, 12:44:12 AM »
Sad. Probably my favourite character in Curb, just had a big stupid grin on my face whenever he was on screen.

He was just innately funny, a rare gift. As you say, he could elicit a warm grin merely by turning up in Curb.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2019, 01:29:56 AM »
First I saw of him was when Clive James had the occasional satellite link to him as Super Dave. Nothing on youtube that I can see from that, but I'm guessing that the stunts at the end of each interview were ones spliced in that had already been shown in the States.

I like this clip from a Curb cast Q&A where he seems to be getting bored with Cheryl Hines's yakking, and disrupts her flow to tell a joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUQMYumUgYI

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2019, 02:57:00 AM »
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He was great in Curb. RIP the Funk Man.

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2019, 09:30:51 AM »
S07E09. Here's the scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o5m_mXadoU

One of my favourite punchlines.

I read somewhere that he was simply told to tell a joke, making Larry and Jerry's reactions genuine. Also that this was one of the first times he'd met Jerry (which sounds less likely)

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2019, 10:37:31 AM »
What a guy, he was funny as fuck, it was cancer I believe, his voice was gravelly as hell, funny funny man, didn't know he was that old.

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2019, 10:41:16 AM »
What a guy, he was funny as fuck, it was cancer I believe, his voice was gravelly as hell, funny funny man, didn't know he was that old.

Way to go, Einstein.

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2019, 10:44:08 AM »
Sad news. Poor bloke doesn't have much luck, after relatively recently being orphaned!

Do we know if he'd had plastic surgery over the years? His face seemed to look slightly odd as Curb progressed, though I don't what he looked like as a younger man.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2019, 11:41:43 AM »
Do we know if he'd had plastic surgery over the years? His face seemed to look slightly odd as Curb progressed, though I don't what he looked like as a younger man.

https://teamcoco.com/video/super-dave-osborne-has-freaky-lips

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2019, 11:57:58 AM »
Do we know if he'd had plastic surgery over the years? His face seemed to look slightly odd as Curb progressed, though I don't what he looked like as a younger man.

I'd say definitely. Based on his persona, though, I'm not convinced he didn't just do it for a laugh rather than vanity reasons.