Veteran actor Tim Conway passed away the other day and his was one of those passings that, to coin a phrase, “got me right in the feels.”
Like so many others of my generation, I mainly knew Tim Conway from his years on the Carol Burnett show. Being able to stay up all the way until 11pm on Saturday nights to watch the show in the 70s was a huge treat, and Tim Conway was, for me, one of the highlights of the show. Whether he was playing Mr. Tudball, The Old Man, Mickey Hart in the “Mama’s Family” segments, or any one of hundreds of one-off characters, I knew he was going to make not only me laugh, but definitely Harvey Korman laugh, and probably most of the rest of the cast in whatever sketch it was, too.
As a variety show, The Carol Burnett show had sketches of all different themes and genres, including travel. Like this one, which features Tim and Harvey…
“A traveling film maker (Harvey Korman) tries to get a boarding pass from the security attendant (Tim Conway) for Speedo Airlines.” Enjoy!
I posted another Carol Burnett Show segment, this one about what happens when you’re on the plane, a few months ago. That one starred Carol Burnett, Tim Conway and Harvey Korman and it’s 10 minutes of travel-related goodness. Click here to take a look.
I’m glad I was able to be around to appreciate Tim Conway, and I’m glad his performances are still available today. He will be missed.
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