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RIP, Larry "Bud" Melman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Don't have a link yet, but I'm told reliably that Calvert DeForest died last night at 85. He was the actor who portrayed Larry "Bud" Melman, a comic foil on the early days of "Late Night with David Letterman."
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP, Larry \\\"Bud\\\" Melman

    I always thought he would make a good Roy Orbison, and someone at Late Night apparently agreed and put him in costume. Good stuff.

    RIP, Calvert.
  3. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Funny that when Dave switched to CBS, he was forced to leave the Larry Bud Melman persona behind as "intellectual property" of NBC.
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Damn. One of the few signed 8X10s I have. Can't remember how I ended up with it, but i got a personalized pic in the mail from him about 10 years ago.

    RIP, Bud.
  5. lono

    lono Active Member

    I will eat some toast on a stick in his honor tonight.
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

    But remember that he was the first thing on the CBS side?
    They had a huge CBS eye, revealed the pupil, there he was, and yelled "THIS IS CBS!"
  7. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member


    David Letterman has come down with a stomach virus and won't host "The Late Show" tonight, so Adam Sandler will take his place, TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ that Letterman came into the office today, but didn't feel up to hosting. It was the last scheduled taping for the week, so Dave thought it best to get the extra rest.

    Sandler's guests will be his "Reign Over Me" co-star Don Cheadle, comedian Todd Barry, race car driver Danica Patrick and singer Lucinda Williams.

    Dave, who has only been off the job twice -- for heart surgery and a case of the shingles -- is expected back on Monday.
  8. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    I'm I the only one who thought he had already passed a few years ago?

  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Damn. Any confirmation yet?

    Bud was great. That CBS gag was classic. RIP, if he is indeed deceased.
  10. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Just an FYI, I haven't been able to find confirmation either. Neither of his names (Deforest, Bud Melman) show up in Google news.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Those old NBC shows were outstanding. I wish there were reruns somewhere.
  12. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    That guy always cracked me up. I was a big fan, and none of my friends knew who he was.
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