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RIP, Super Dave

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Damn, I'm sorry to report Bob "Super Dave" Einstein has passed away. His appearances on Letterman were always hilarious as was his Marty Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

A true comedy natural.

R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.

 

 

RIP, Super Dave, you will indeed be missed.

 

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I heard about his passing earlier. His character Marty Funkhouser was one of a kind.  A real shame. RIP. 

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Sad news, another blast from the past. Remember him doing his ‘stunt’ stuff on North American TV. RIP.

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Laughing all over again. RIP and much love.

 

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All this stuff had to happen if your dad was  Parkyakarkus

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I remember him from way back as the cop on Smothers Bros, which most people don't mention (other than here!).

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11 hours ago, BFrank said:

I remember him from way back as the cop on Smothers Bros, which most people don't mention (other than here!).

There was a mention of his passing on NPR this morning (which I only half heard), and I'm almost positive it mentioned something about the Smother's Brothers.  I'll have to search and see if the audio is on-line.

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Wonder what became of his stunt co-ordinator, Fuji?  He never got anywhere near the credit he was due.  Without him, there's no Super Dave and the world would be a lesser place.   

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12 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

There was a mention of his passing on NPR this morning (which I only half heard), and I'm almost positive it mentioned something about the Smother's Brothers.  I'll have to search and see if the audio is on-line.

Yes. He started out as a writer on Smothers Brothers and became a regular character in skits as "Officer Judy".

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i remember him from Bizarre, with John Byner. Genuine Saskatchewan sealskin bindings

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Never realised he was from the US. That ‘Super Dave Osborne’ show seemed to be on the airwaves constantly on Canadian CTV (I think) back in the ‘90s’ so I always assumed that, like the show, he was a Canuck.

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Some of the gag-writing and the stunts on the Super Dave show (which was originally shot in Toronto) were written by Paul Grosney.  He was a swing/dixie-style trumpet player, and booked jazz gigs in the city.  One was a side job to the other, but most of us couldn't decide which was which.  He made a couple of big band records which were pretty good!

Here's Groz with bassist Rosemary Galloway and Gene DiNovi...

Image result for Paul Grosney

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This appearance on The Tonight Show was particularly amusing.  Johnny pretended to take him seriously while Super Dave attempted in vain to protect his image.

 

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Super Dave followed by Richard Pryor!

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