Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A Late Night Legend Dies

Calvert "Larry 'Bud' Melman" DeForest, former semi-regular on Late Night, died on Monday. I thought he was one of the more brilliant characters to show up on Letterman's show. Between his deadpan delivery and zany timing, he always had me in stitches.


Bill said...


For the first time since we stared sharing this particular wing of the blogosphere, I think this is the first time I've ever completely agreed with one of your posts. :)

The NBC Letterman show featuring the likes of Larry "Bud" Melman and Chris Elliott was a special, special thing. I only wish the current Letterman show was even a tenth as crazy and spontaneous of his former one.

My two favorite Larry "bud" Melman quotes:

"Toast on a stick! Toast on a stick!"


"Welcome to New York! Would you like a hot towel?"

NBC needs to start putting some of that stuff out on DVD.

I will now scour YouTube for the aforementioned clips.

God bless you, Calvert.

alice said...

Chris Elliott is also a big favorite of mine! His loser humor is very unique. I don't know if I've ever laughed as hard has I did during the "spewey" episode of Get a Life...

Bill said...

"Zoo Animals on Wheels" is my fave.

I traded with a dude online for the entire "Get A Life" series on VHS a few years ago. I just recently finished dumping it to DVD. The quality is rough, but it is definitely watchable...

alice said...

I've been trying to collect the DVDs, but unfortuanately, legal issues have slowed the release of discs (which is, unfortunately, not an uncommon problem for obscure but awesome TV shows).

Bill said...

Yeah, the SCTV boxed sets were THROUGH THE ROOF due to music licensing issues. As was "Freaks and Geeks."