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by Jim Roots
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SHOWING SOME SPEED-1916-
Replies: 1
Views: 2329

Re: SHOWING SOME SPEED-1916-

Joe Moore wrote:From Ben Model another fine Musty Duffer comedy-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z6H2gj ... e=youtu.be

Enjoy

Joe


Musty Duffer? He made a golfing comedy?

Jim
by Jim Roots
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Idle Interviews Cleese
Replies: 12
Views: 11723

Re: Idle Interviews Cleese

Gary Johnson wrote:I was at an Irish pub last night and was served a pint of British ale by a beertender wearing a kilt and playing the pipes.
You've got to admit......it's a confusing little island.


And we haven't even mentioned Des O'Connor yet.

Jim
by Jim Roots
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Silent Comedy New Book!
Replies: 1
Views: 8936

Silent Comedy New Book!

I'm happy to announce my book on silent comedy is finally available! http://www.amazon.com/100-Greatest-Silent-Film-Comedians/dp/1442236493/ref=asap_B00P26OISW_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415654265&sr=1-1 ... and in other fine bookstores, and in some lousy ones too! I put all of your names ...
by Jim Roots
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Robin Williams Gone
Replies: 3
Views: 5065

Re: Robin Williams Gone

They're abandoning the planet to the unintentionally funny people.

Jim
by Jim Roots
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: R.I.P. Rick Levinson
Replies: 5
Views: 4971

Re: R.I.P. Rick Levinson

Any idea of the cause of death? The obituary doesn't hint.

Jim
by Jim Roots
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: R.I.P. Rick Levinson
Replies: 5
Views: 4971

Re: R.I.P. Rick Levinson

Total shock. And, personally, total heartbreak, because now I'll never find out what it was I did that made him cut me dead. Rick was incredibly generous. He had never met me, even though we discovered he lived all his life quite close to where I had lived in Toronto. But we emailed regularly and he...
by Jim Roots
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......
Replies: 45
Views: 40829

Re: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......

(wow.....now it looks like I need to download apostrophe spell-check for my laptop). Yeah, you do. Practically all of your postings have apostrophes in the wrong place. I try to overlook them in most cases, but when it comes to actually changing a person's name through such a mistake, that's where ...
by Jim Roots
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Bill "Wallace" Thompson R.I.P.
Replies: 4
Views: 5911

Re: Bill "Wallace" Thompson R.I.P.

This is very sad news, not only was Bill Thompson an Arizona Legend, and a wonderful comic mind, he was also a friend. And unless you grew up in Arizona watching THE WALLACE AND LADMO SHOW in it's 36 years on the air, you won't get it. Here's a clip from the late 60's, with Bill playing a character...
by Jim Roots
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......
Replies: 45
Views: 40829

Re: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......

His name is Terry Jones, not Terry Jone, therefore you must be referring to Terry Jones' Medieval Times. Is it available on DVD in our region? I love that sort of history doc.

Jim Roots
(not Jim Root's)
by Jim Roots
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Almost MOSTLY LOST
Replies: 11
Views: 8006

Re: Almost MOSTLY LOST

Very nice Richard. You were able to contribute after all, without the bother of traveling East (where I understand it is quite humid) -- all from the comfort of your home. (He lives in Phoenix, folks, where it is 230 degrees in the shade and his air conditioning is temporarily on the fritz...). And...