Author Topic: Tim Conway - Passed Away at 85  (Read 597 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline FJAG

  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 207,425
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 2,478
  • Ex Gladio Justicia
    • Google Sites Wolf Riedel
Tim Conway - Passed Away at 85
« on: May 14, 2019, 18:33:31 »
Illegitimi non carborundum
Semper debeatis percutis ictu primo
Access my "Allies" and "Mark Winters, CID" book series at:
https://sites.google.com/view/wolfriedel
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WolfRiedelAuthor/

Offline Oldgateboatdriver

  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 142,395
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 3,694
Re: Tim Conway - Passed Away at 85
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 19:14:42 »
My heart is broken.

Probably the greatest straight man in TV comedy ever. How he managed to keep his composure at all time, and especially when Harvey Korman was just completely falling apart beside him is beyond comprehension (remember, in those days, it was live shows and in front of an audience too.)

RIP Tim!

Offline Retired AF Guy

  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 52,205
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 1,768
Re: Tim Conway - Passed Away at 85
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 19:30:16 »
Another great one gone! He will be missed.   :'(
"Leave one wolf alive, and the sheep are never safe."

Arya Stark

Offline garb811

  • MP/MPO Question Answerer
  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *
  • 88,895
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 1,648
Re: Tim Conway - Passed Away at 85
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 19:37:13 »
Just re-watched this one after a craptastic day and it worked its magic again:

Tim Conway's Elephant Story
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 19:40:27 by garb811 »

Offline Bruce Monkhouse

    Is a pinball wizard.

  • Lab Experiment #13
  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Myth
  • *
  • 253,540
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 15,017
  • WHERE IS MY BATON?
    • http://www.canadianbands.com./home.html
Re: Tim Conway - Passed Away at 85
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 22:50:21 »
I can watch the dentist skit over and over just to see Harvey Korman TRY to keep his composure.
IF YOU REALLY ENJOY THIS SITE AND WISH TO CONTINUE,THEN PLEASE WIGGLE UP TO THE BAR AND BUY A SUBSCRIPTION OR SOME SWAG FROM THE MILNET.CA STORE OR IF YOU WISH TO ADVERTISE PLEASE SEND MIKE SOME DETAILS.

Everybody has a game plan until they get punched in the mouth.

Offline dapaterson

    Mostly Harmless.

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Myth
  • *
  • 465,530
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 16,855
Re: Tim Conway - Passed Away at 85
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 23:03:35 »
My heart is broken.

Probably the greatest straight man in TV comedy ever. How he managed to keep his composure at all time, and especially when Harvey Korman was just completely falling apart beside him is beyond comprehension (remember, in those days, it was live shows and in front of an audience too.)

RIP Tim!

In fact, they were live to tape, twice for each episode.  After the first run through (where Tim would stick to the script) he'd ask the director if he got what he needed.  If the director let him know that there was a good take recorded, Tim would go wild in the second taping.

https://www.newsfromme.com/2019/05/14/tim-conway-r-i-p/
This posting made in accordance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 2(b):
Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/charter/1.html

Offline SeaKingTacco

  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *****
  • 151,170
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 5,477
  • Door Gunnery- The Sport of Kings!
Re: Tim Conway - Passed Away at 85
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 01:32:34 »
I was watching Tim Conway clips on youtube tonight, including the famed Elephant skit.

The man was a comic genius!