Thursday, December 27, 2007

Newhart's Subtle Genius

Last night I watched the Bob Newhart episode of PBS's American Masters. As always, PBS managed to suck the funny right out of the subject matter at hand. If PBS doesn't interview the funniest people in the business while making them completely uninteresting, who will?

I can only hope that viewers who aren't familiar with Bob Newhart were able to look past the excruciating pace of the mini-doc and appreciate his brilliance as a comedic performer. To this day, his subtle approach has gone unmatched.

Here is a You Tube video of one of Newhart's appearances on Letterman. Bob could teach a course on Talk Show Panel 101.

1 comment:

lisamagisa said...

This was so great, thank you for posting it. I love Bob Newhart!