Rest in Peace, Harvey

Harvey Korman is either one of those people you’ve never heard of or one of those people you won’t soon forget. The work that Tim Conway and Harvey did on the Carol Burnett show is classic television and some of the funniest moments I’ve witnessed when I was younger. There are times when a comedian will make me laugh or catch me off guard, but the Conway/Korman duo would consistantly bring tears to my young eyes with their banter. I consider The Dentist Sketch to be one of my all time favorites and was lucky enough to find a copy of it on YouTube. Watching Conway work is always entertaining, but the sight of Korman attempting to maintain takes it to another level.

At the age of 33, I don’t know that many of my peers even know who Harvey is, but I encourage anyone looking for a nice, solid laugh to go dig up some classic Carol Burnett and take in the work of a great comedic duo. The rest of the cast is far from a slouch, but the duo of Conway/Korman working together almost guaranteed laughs.

Journeyman Axed

Seems that the first casualty of the 2007 smikwily TV viewing selections has been canceled, and to be honest, it was probably my fave. I started watching Journeyman because of the overall theme dealt with time travel, which considering my love of Back to the Future and Quantum Leap, seemed to fit my usual TV profile. It started as a bit gimmicky feeling, but after a few episodes, things started to click. Plot points from previous episodes were referenced in later episodes, the characters seem to start to progress and there was starting to be some discovery as to what exactly was causing the time travel to begin with. The ending of the first show pretty much gave me a solid “whoa” that made me feel that this wasn’t going to be a typical attempt at Time Travel Drama and I was happy to find out that it wasn’t.

So far, this has been the only one canceled that I’ve enjoyed. Life and Chuck have have both been green lit for a full 22 episode season. My 2nd fave newcomer for this season so far would probably be The Big Bang Theory, which took a little while for me to warm up to, but is now a great combo with How I Met Your Mother on Mondays to help get me prepped for heavier fare later in the week.

So long Journeyman. I’ll be waiting for the two part finale in a few weeks and if I’m lucky, nothing else good will come along so I can free myself to watch the other weekly regulars 🙂

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