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    Carl Reiner dies aged 98

    He had an immensely long and varied career. I think that I first became aware of him via "The Dick Van Dyke Show". With highlights like that, the “2000 Year Old Man” records with Mel Brooks, the films he directed and his work on and for “Your Show of Shows” plus much else he certainly was entitled to be called a 'legend' of comedy.

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    I wrote about him nearly three years ago, in part because I knew I'd want to get to Rob as well and have a policy of trying to do the parent first, and he at the time had three movies in production. https://www.the-solute.com/celebrati...g-carl-reiner/
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    If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favour and seek out the clip where he talks to Laura Petrie after she’s spilled the beans to the public that he wears a toupee. It’s not one of the most celebrated moments of the show, but it’s enormously funny.
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    RIP Carl, a genius in program producing.

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    Comedy legend … comedy genius … and by all accounts a genuinely nice guy.

    And, yeah, he was great as Alan Brady and in that bit especially.
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    The casting on The Dick Van Dyke Show was admirable: the supporting roles and even the smallest bit parts were filled perfectly. It's no wonder that Reiner took himself out as the lead of his project and switched to Van Dyke to assure its success. Yet, the roles that Carl did play were especially memorable. He sure knew what he was doing when it came to comedy.

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    I remember him from Night Gallery

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    Quote Originally Posted by publiusr View Post
    I remember him from Night Gallery
    I didn’t remember that so looked it up. He was in the short piece “Professor Peabody’s Last Lecture.” I do remember that, about a professor that talks about Lovecraftian gods and doesn’t take them seriously, and after a nasty storm gets turned into a tentacled thing. It was done in a mildly humorous way.

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