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RIP Super Dave

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by Robert1950, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Robert1950

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    Just heard on the news a moment ago. It's hard to think of a routine or character that Einstein played, either as Super Dave, or in any other capacity, that didn't make me laugh broadly. Given how funny he is, and how funny his brother Albert (Albert Brooks) is, kinda makes you curious about their parents. Kinda makes you curious about the funeral, too.
     
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    wow...Super Dave...
    I was not aware he was related to Albert Brooks...
    RIP
     
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    That's sad! I loved him as Super Dave. RIP
     
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    Brooks changed his name for career purposes because, well, "Albert Einstein" carries certain connotations that work against one's career as a comic writer and performer. Bob Einstein, less so.
     
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    Bob Einstein was on an episode of Comedians in cars getting coffee a few years ago and he said that his father was a famous comedian in the '30's and 40's. He apparently died of a heart attack, either during or after he roasted Lucy and Desi at a Friars Club event in the 1950's.

    As a kid we would always watch Super Dave. He was a very funny man. RIP
     
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    “A Super Dave Safety Length is the same as a car length, it’s just easier to remember.”

    I’ve got most of Curb Your Enthusiasm left to watch.
     
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    What was the name of the Japanese assistant he had?
     
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    Fuji Hakayito
     
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    Yeah I read about this just before I came to the forum. I used to watch the Super Dave show whenever it was on. I also liked his Marty Funkhouser character on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    A little story, back in 1991 I was on summer vacation and took my bike down to Scarborough Bluffs for awhile along with my video camera to get some shots of the Bluffs. Well, when I got down there I saw a T.V. crew shooting a segment for the Super Dave show. So instead of taking shots of the Bluffs I got some shots of the set, Mike Walden, Art Irizawa (Fuji Hakayito) and later on I saw Bob emerging from his trailer and got some shots of him kicking a soccer ball around with some of the crew members. I've had this on video for years and I've always meant to digitize it and upload it to YouTube. Maybe I'll finally get around to doing that. BTW, looking at the other "In Memorium" celebrities this evening who passed on, Daryl Dragon, Mean Gene and Bob Einstein, I've noticed they were all 76 years old.
     
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    They mentioned all three on CTV News, gave their age, but didn’t seem to notice the coincidence. You have to say “also 76” the third time? I guess they write and shoot those programs in segments and piece them together.

    Mean Gene. That goes back to the early 70’s for me. First it was Mad Dog Vachon, then recently Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, now Okerlund. I don’t remember when The Milwuakee Crusher died, or Jerry Blackwell. Verne Gagne’s dead too? And Nick Bockwinkel. Damn. And Ray “The Crippler” Stevens died long ago. Baron Von Raschke [The Claw Master] lives!
     
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    And the world becomes a little less humourous. He was awesome, RIP.
     

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