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RIP Buck Henry

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Regan MacNeil, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    We're up to three catch phrases now from Get Smart. I loved that show. I did not realize Henry was the co-creator. He was a part of so many different things that I enjoyed.

    The show was all I could think about a while back when I interviewed Dick Gautier, who played Hymie the humanoid robot. I was looking for confirmation of a rumor I read online that Gautier had once played Batman in a public service announcement. Turns out it was true. The cast of the live-action show with Adam West was scheduled to shoot the PSA, but they were in the middle of a contract dispute. If I remember the story correctly, the others chose to shoot the PSA, but West wouldn't do it, so Gautier filled in. He was floored that I even heard he was in the PSA and told me the whole story. Gautier died in 2017. (Apologies for the threadjack. I just like that story).
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  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    It’s a bit sad that his geodesic domes never really caught on.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    He was also a regular guest on Late Night with David Letterman in the early days of the show.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Before Kawhi Leonard, there was another Craw, er, Claw.

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  5. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Do you know what men call me, Mr. Smart?
    That stupid joke still reduces me to helpless laughter just thinking of it. But it strikes me more as a Brooks-type gag than a Henry one.
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  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The kind of year where they'll have to print an extra page or two of the notable deaths in December and you feel like big chunks of your life are gone.

    My dad calls them the Irish Funnies (apparently because all Irish people read them daily to make sure they don't miss a good wake or funeral) - most call them the obit pages - but this is on my daily reading list since a lot of news editors are too young to know anyone pre-Bieber.

    Deaths in 2020 - Wikipedia
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2020
  10. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    Sounds like 2016 all over again.

    I'll take "Links I Will Not Click On" for 100.00, Alex.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    "Are you here for the affair?"
    Classic line by Buck as the hotel front-desk clerk in The Graduate.
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  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    He was brilliant in Catch-22. Of course most everyone in that film was.
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