Frontier Former Editor

May 30, 2008

A damn shame

Filed under: Blazing Saddles, humor — Tags: , , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:53 am

From CNN

LOS ANGELES, California — Comic actor Harvey Korman has died at 81, according to the UCLA Medical Center.

Harvey Korman’s death comes after complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Korman died at the center four months after suffering complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

“It was a miracle in itself that he survived the incident at all. Everyone in the hospital referred to him as ‘miracle man’ because of his strong will and ability to bounce right back after several major operations,” said Korman’s daughter, Kate Korman. “Tragically, after such a hard-fought battle, he passed away.”


Thank you Harvey for some of the best moments I’ve had with my clothes on. The only shame of his life is that so many Washingtonians took him seriously as a role model. I’m going to show my old student ID at the movies in his honor.

Could you repeat that, sir?


Check out from 4:28 to 7:06


Now go do that voodoo . . .



  1. WoW

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — May 30, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

  2. Shame. I liked Korman too.
    I remember so many incredible moments from the Carol Burnett show.
    Like this:

    RIP, Harvey :o(

    Comment by michaelm — May 31, 2008 @ 9:19 am

  3. Michaelm



    Yr obedt servant etc

    G E

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — May 31, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

  4. How sad. I loved the Carol Burnett show. Certainly is “a damn shame.”

    Comment by mrsvierkant — June 1, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

  5. No offense, but shame? He lived til 81!

    Comment by Stiletto — June 9, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

  6. Yeah, but what if he lived as long as George Burns?

    Comment by Former Frontier Editor — June 9, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

  7. One of my favourite HK lines, from High Anxiety, I believe, and impressed upon me at the age of oh, eleven or so:

    “Easy, easy! Easy! … Too much bondage, not enough discipline.”
    ~To Nurse Diesel

    It took me at least a year to figure out what it meant, and seriously warped my young mind and morals.

    How do you thank someone for a gift like that?

    Comment by Metro — June 10, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

  8. Ok, but what if George Burns wished he only lived til 81!

    Comment by Stiletto — June 10, 2008 @ 8:20 pm

  9. But he didn’t; he went out kicking and screaming from what I remember. He twice played God. He was daring the Big Guy to come down and get him Himself.

    Comment by raincoaster — June 13, 2008 @ 6:12 am

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