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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2019, 12:12:13 PM »
S07E09. Here's the scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o5m_mXadoU

One of my favourite punchlines.

This was the scene I immediately thought of, I saw my friend spit a mouthful of red wine all over himself when he first saw that punchline. Ah man, this is sad. There was always a cheer in this house when the funk man was in an episode.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2019, 06:45:28 PM »
I only recently watched the Norm MacDonald podcast featuring Bob so this news is an especially barbed sting, as I'd no idea of his career outside of Curb beforehand and was delighted at how goddamn hilarious and deadpan he was. A great talent. I was so enamoured by the bit where he tells the joke about the woman pissing in the canoe, and right as Norm and Adam start cracking up at it, he turns and starts laying into the producer for his stage directions for them to take a break. Not a hair's breadth between the bits. He was a machine.

I do adore the Curb scene where he tells Seinfeld the joke, but I think my personal favourite bit is where Larry and his father are bickering over Larry's admission that he pisses sitting down. Funkhauser chimes in brilliantly from the sofa: "D'you crap standing up?"

Rest easy, Funk man.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2019, 07:32:08 PM »
I only recently watched the Norm MacDonald podcast featuring Bob so this news is an especially barbed sting, as I'd no idea of his career outside of Curb beforehand and was delighted at how goddamn hilarious and deadpan he was. A great talent. I was so enamoured by the bit where he tells the joke about the woman pissing in the canoe, and right as Norm and Adam start cracking up at it, he turns and starts laying into the producer for his stage directions for them to take a break. Not a hair's breadth between the bits. He was a machine.

I watched that last night. Just had to. He was amazing. His building anger every time Norm asked him to explain something for the "folks at home" was killing me. "Why do I need to explain everything?! There's no one watching!"

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2019, 10:16:08 PM »

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2019, 11:01:47 PM »
Dreadful picture quality here (and the sound isn't so great, either), but this is one I've returned to many times - a Smothers Brothers panel at the 2000 Aspen Comedy Festival. Both Smotherses are there, as are Mason Williams and Steve Martin, and Bill Maher's moderating, but Einstein just runs away with the whole fucking thing. Dig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1GZTk0bqf8

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2019, 12:17:20 AM »
His deadpan skills were put to great use as George's avatar on Arrested Development. An unqualified highpoint of the slightly substandard third series. The bit where it looks like he's going to reciprocate a hug from Gob, but then checks his watch is a masterful bit of physical comedy.

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2019, 12:19:37 AM »
Was going to mention AD. The scene of him getting fired and arguing with George while still repeating everything George says is a favourite of mine.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2019, 12:22:46 AM »
I like it when he drinks the tap water in the latest Curb season

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2019, 01:03:47 AM »
Besides being my second favourite character in Curb and one of the best guest stars in Arrested Development, his incredible appearance guesting on Norm MacDonald Live will always be one of my favourite things he has done. (and Norm, for that matter)

Adam Eget: I thought you've been gaining some weight.
Norm: Yeah, I gained 45 pounds.
Adam: Are you okay, what's going on?
Norm: I'm, doing it for a movie.
Super Dave: Who are you playing Jackie Gleason?

Just Bob's delivery of that line kills me, and that's not even the best part of the episode, but it's thing's like that, and his "cunt in the sink" joke that have made me laugh until I can barely breath. I think it was mentioned before but his angry gravelly voice is one of the funniest things you might ever hear.

Everyone should watch the episode to get an idea of how brilliant he was, even Norm is in awe the whole time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI87WSKNl4M

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2019, 01:21:26 AM »
Pretty young by most people's standards, but not a bad innings for a daredevil stuntman extraordinaire.

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2019, 04:51:18 PM »
For some reason him claiming he's Larry David's best friend in Curb only to always be immediately corrected by LD always cracks me up. RIP.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2019, 05:10:05 PM »
A 3 hour compilation of Super Dave Osborne appearances on Letterman

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3omaPYtHno

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zopE0ROXNT4

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2019, 07:05:10 PM »
Weirdly Super Dave had his own Saturday morning cartoon at one point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnomnTy18nE

Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2019, 04:22:41 PM »
Listening to his appearance on the Gilbert Gottfried podcast from about three years ago. His relentlessness in the story combined with what has strangely become very infectious laughter from Gottfried has me cracking up. Also reminded one of Gottfried's joke in the Bumping Mics series was told by Bob at the Curb Your Enthusiasm panel discussion.

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Re: Bob Einstein dead
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2019, 07:46:19 PM »
Weirdly Super Dave had his own Saturday morning cartoon at one point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnomnTy18nE

I watched part of a full episode of this to see if it conformed to the typical 'title sequence has fuller animation than actual show' trope that was common in cartoons around this time and it does. At least they got Bob Einstein to do the voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s23F7rxLZA