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R.I.P. Jonathan Winters – Funniest Man On Mearth

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Robin Williams & Jonathon Winters (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TV Land)

Robin Williams & Jonathon Winters (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TV Land)

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The world lost a true original yesterday as comedian Jonathan Winters passed away at age 87.  While he really made a name for himself through the 1950’s and 60’s, a whole new generation was introduced to his comedy in 1981 when Winters joined the cast of Mork & Mindy as Mearth.  It was the show’s final season and some critics say it had jumped the shark.  But, I think some of the series’ best episodes starred Jonathan.

If you think Robin Williams is out of his head, take this into consideration: his inspiration as a comedian/improvisationalist was Jonathan Winters!  While they were both hilarious on their own, the combination of the two was unbelievable.  Take a look at an appearance they made together on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1991:

CLICK HERE for a very well-written article about Jonathan by (believe it or not) Gilbert Gottfried on CNN.com.

He brings out the best in everyone!  At least we can still spend time with Jonathan through the footage of his hilarious work.

- Jeffrey T.

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