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Dec 7, 2018 - 6:04:51 AM
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1073 posts since 7/14/2004

A comic genius and greatly missed.

Dec 7, 2018 - 2:28:17 PM
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3732 posts since 11/29/2005

I just found out the other day that when The Mary Tyler Moore show ended, Ted was the only one in the newsroom who wasn't fired.

Dec 7, 2018 - 3:57:39 PM
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1073 posts since 7/14/2004

Ted Knight (born Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka to Polish-American parents) almost quit the show during its third season because he did not like playing the part of a bafoon and having people perceive him to be such in real life. Glad he changed his mind and stayed with it.
He was also a combat vet of WW II.

Dec 7, 2018 - 10:56:22 PM

1467 posts since 1/16/2010

He was brilliant in “Caddy Shack”! I laugh and laugh every time I see him in that.

What other movies was he in?

Dec 8, 2018 - 1:16:47 PM
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641 posts since 9/13/2018

Spaulding get your foot off the boat!!

Dec 8, 2018 - 3:39:56 PM
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1121 posts since 2/3/2012

The "Mary Tyler Moore" show was outstanding!  Just like many of the "old time" shows.  The time period that that show was on was the height of TV entertainment as far as I'm concerned.

I don't watch any of the "modern" shows.  I'm 71 years old and like the "old time" stuff.  (TV or musicsmiley).  

It occurs to me that I don't watch any stuff live.  I DVR everything I'm interested in on Dish and fast forward through commercials.   In fact, I can't think of anything I watch "live".  Being able to DVR stuff is a real time saver (and saves me from wasting my time on the modern "fluff" that passes for entertainment).

Dec 8, 2018 - 4:13:29 PM
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1073 posts since 7/14/2004

Yes I agree RV6. During the 1970's I would watch MTM, Bob Newhart and Hee Haw every Saturday night. Great entertainment.

Dec 9, 2018 - 8:14:39 AM

975 posts since 2/10/2013

I don't watch the new shows. Watched "Columbo" last night. It may be my imagination, but there seems to be a lot of effort put into recreating newer versions of popular older TV shows and movies.

I once read the remark "Don''t attempt to copy a classic. You will never be as good - even if you are better". This applies to all the arts.

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