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RIP Rip Taylor

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF–Rip Taylor, (aka Charles Elmer Taylor Jr.) the exuberant comedian whose zany shtick and over-the-top delivery made him a television and nightclub mainstay for more than six decades, has died. He was 84.

MSTies will recall that Joel and the bots devoted a whole host segment to him in episode 418- ATTACK OF THE THE EYE CREATURES.

The Hollywood Reporter has a nice remembrance.

Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

14 Replies to “RIP Rip Taylor”

  1. goalieboy82
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    the Password is FUN:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3DpPSMS14A

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  2. Lisa H.
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    *throws confetti*

    (Not exactly in celebration, you understand. Just…. well, you understand?)

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  3. The Original EricJ
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    Lisa H.:
    *throws confetti*

    (Not exactly in celebration, you understand. Just…. well, you understand?)

    Y’see, with the…Don’t laugh, it’s not funny!

       2 likes

  4. Kenneth Morgan
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    So many many of us remember him as Wizard Glick in the last episode of “The Monkees”?

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  5. Yeti of Great Danger
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    RIP to the “King of Confetti.”

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  6. IR5
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    Back when Duran Duran was dominating MTV, I managed a Record store in a local Mall. Rip Taylor was in town for a Production of “Oliver” and visited my local Mall. He walked by my store- didn’t throw any confetti and began to shop at the bulk Fruit and Nut shop. That’s all I remember. RIP

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  7. The Original EricJ
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    IR5: Rip Taylor was in town for a Production of “Oliver”

    …Okay, I MUST ask.

    (I have difficulty seeing him as Fagin, but it would not be theoretically impossible.)

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  8. IR5
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    The Original EricJ: …Okay, I MUST ask.

    (I have difficulty seeing him as Fagin, but it would not be theoretically impossible.)

    There was a great story in MLive archives from 1982 with quotes from Rip Taylor and his appearance at the Star Theater in Flint. Need to scroll down to bottom: https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2017/01/debbie_reynolds_flint_star_theatre.html

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  9. apharrington
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    IR5:
    Back when Duran Duran was dominating MTV, I managed a Record store in a local Mall. Rip Taylor was in town for a Production of “Oliver” and visited my local Mall. He walked by my store- didn’t throw any confetti and began to shop at the bulk Fruit and Nut shop. That’s all I remember. RIP

    Duran Duran, MTV, record store, mall. I envy you for having that kind of job at that time period. :)
    I thought I was cool being in a band during the grunge era.

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  10. goalieboy82
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    at his Funeral they will be doing:
    The Driveway Pogo
    if you get this reference press like (and you know what they said next, quote it)

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  11. Lawgiver
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    IR5:
    Back when Duran Duran was dominating MTV

    Good times.

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  12. goalieboy82
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    what is MTV?

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  13. goalieboy82
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    Rip Taylor’s Dramatic side:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyukSgiH3fw

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  14. goalieboy82
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    Yeti of Great Danger:
    RIP to the “King of Confetti.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebiT8mlCvZY

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