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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

El Sid

The comedy giant of early TV, Sid Caesar, has died at 91.  I was just a tyke but remember the show well and he had numerous comebacks over the years.  Everyone from Neil Simon to Mel Brooks were among his writers.  He the true pioneer in TV sketch comedy--SNL should do a tribute this weekend. (See My Favorite Year for a Hollywood version.)  Naturally, I am going to present a Beethoven clip. Huh? Well, it's classic Sid, a wordless argument with wife to the opening of the Fifth Symphony....

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