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Jonathan Winters–Videos

Posted on October 22, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Comedy, Communications, Culture, Entertainment, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!”

Steve Allen show Jonathan Winters stand up part four


Jonathan Winters “The Stick” Apr 1964 Jack Paar


Jonathan Winters Jonathan Winters On Jack Paar


Jonathan Winters baseball sketch 1964


What’s my Line? Jonathan Winters


Jonathan Winters Prop Improv


Jonathan Winters As An Airline Pilot


Dean Martin and Jonathan Winters


Dean Martin and Jonathan Winters


Jonathan Winters on Dean Martin Roasts: Frank Sinatra (1978)


Jonathan Winters roasts Ronald Reagan


Jonathan Winters roasts Johnny Carson


Jonathan Winters


Johnathan Winters-1 (part 1 of2)



Johnathan Winters-1 (part 2 of2)


Johnathan Winters-2(part1 of 2)


Johnathan Winters-2(part2 of 2)


Johnathan Winters-3 (part1 of 2)


Johnathan Wnters-3  (part2of 2)



Winters on Carson


Jonathan Winters Commercial Goofs


Certifiably Jonathan – Trailer and Filmmaker Interview

“Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.”


Background Articles and Videos

Jonathan Winters

“Jonathan Harshman Winters III (born November 11, 1925) is an American comedian and actor. …”


“…He began comedy routines and acting while studying at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He was also a local radio personality on WING (mornings, 6 to 8) in Dayton, Ohio and at WIZE in Springfield, Ohio. He performed as Johnny Winters on WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio for two years, quitting the station in 1953 when they refused him a $5.00 raise. After promising his wife that he would return to Dayton if he did not make it in a year, and with $56.36 in his pocket, he moved to New York City, staying with friends in Greenwich Village. After obtaining Martin Goodman as his agent, he began stand-up routines in various New York nightclubs. His big break occurred (with the revised name of Jonathan) when he worked for Alistair Cooke on the CBS Sunday morning show Omnibus.[3] In 1957, he performed in the first color television show, a 15-minute routine sponsored by Tums.[4]

As a stand-up comic with a madcap wildness, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label, starting in 1960. Probably the best-known of his characters from this period is Maude Frickert, the seemingly sweet old lady with the barbed tongue. He was a favorite of Jack Paar and appeared frequently on his television programs. In addition, he would often appear on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, usually in the guise of some character. Carson often did not know what Winters had planned and usually had to tease out the character’s back story during a pretend interview.

Winters has appeared in nearly 50 movies and several television shows, including particularly notable roles in the film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and in the dual roles of Henry Glenworthy and his dark, scheming brother, the Rev. Wilbur Glenworthy, in the film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s The Loved One. Fellow comedians who starred with him in “Mad World,” such as Arnold Stang, claimed that in the long periods while they waited between scenes, Winters would entertain them for hours in their trailer by becoming any character that they would suggest to him.

On television, in the late sixties, he appeared as a regular (along with Woody Allen and Jo Anne Worley) on the Saturday morning children’s program Hot Dog. In the seventies, he appeared in his own show, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (1972–74). Winters has also done some dramatic work, as evidenced in The Twilight Zone episode “A Game of Pool” (episode #3.5, October 13, 1961). He recorded Ogden Nash’s The Carnival of the Animals poems to Camille Saint-Saëns’ classical opus. He also made an appearance on a Dean Martin Comedy Roast. Winters appeared on ABC’s The American Sportsman, hosted by Grits Gresham, who took celebrities on hunting, fishing, and shooting trips to exotic places around the world. Winters also appeared regularly as a panelist on The Hollywood Squares.

In the fourth and last season of the sci-fi-based TV comedy Mork & Mindy, Jonathan Winters (one of Robin Williams’ idols) was brought in as Mork & Mindy’s child, Mearth. Due to the different Orkan physiology, Mork laid an egg, which grew and hatched into the much older Winters. It had been previously explained that Orkans aged “backwards,” thus explaining Mearth’s appearance and that of his teacher, Miss Geespot (portrayed by then-11-year-old actress Luanne). Mork’s infant son Mearth in Mork & Mindy was created in hopes of improving ratings and as an attempt to capitalize on Williams’ comedic talents. Winters had previously guest-starred in Season 3, Episode 18 as Dave McConnell, Mindy’s uncle. Although Robin Williams calls Jonathan Winters his greatest influence, the idea of Mearth didn’t work, and the show was soon canceled, in 1982.

He was a regular on Hee Haw during the 1983–84 season. Shortly after this, in 1987, Winters was featured in NFL Films’ The NFL TV Follies.

In 1991 and 1992, he was on Davis Rules, a sitcom that lasted two seasons (25 episodes). He played Gunny Davis, an eccentric grandfather who was helping raise his grandchildren after his son had lost his wife. In addition to his live action roles, he was also a guest star on The New Scooby-Doo Movies as a sweet old lady who was really the villain, and he was the narrator in Frosty Returns. Winters had also earlier appeared as himself on an episode of Scooby-Doo, where the Scooby Gang was looking forward to his promised performance as Maude Frickert. Along with numerous roles in Scooby-Doo, Winters also provided the voice for the thief in The Thief and the Cobbler (Miramax version).

From 1959 to 1964, Winters’ voice could be heard in a series of popular television commercials for Utica Club beer. In the ads, he provided the voices of talking beer steins, named “Shultz and Dooley.” Later, he became a spokesman for Hefty brand trash bags, for whom he appeared as a dapper garbageman known for collecting “gahr-bahj,” as well as Maude Frickert and other characters.[5] …”

“…In 1999, Winters was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He now lives near Santa Barbara, California, and is often seen browsing and hamming for the crowd at the antique show on the Ventura County fairgrounds. He often entertains the tellers and other workers whenever he visits his local bank to make a deposit or withdrawal. He spends time painting, and has been presented in one-man shows of his art. In 1987, he published Winters’ Tales: Stories and Observations for the Unusual. Other writings have followed, and he is said to be working on his autobiography.

In June 2008, Winters was presented with the TV Land Pioneer Award by his friend Robin Williams.[6]”


Jonathan Winters Biography


Robin Williams presents an award to Jonathan Winters


The Ed Bernstein Show – Interview with Jonathan Winters Pt 1


The Ed Bernstein Show – Interview with Jonathan Winters Pt 2


Jonathan Winters – Archive Interview Part 1 of 5


Jonathan Winters – Archive Interview Part 2 of 5


Jonathan Winters – Archive Interview Part 3 of 5


Jonathan Winters – Archive Interview Part 4 of 5


Jonathan Winters – Archive Interview Part 5 of 5


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Andy Williams–Videos

Posted on October 22, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Books, Communications, Culture, Entertainment, liberty, Life, Links, Music, People, Philosophy, Quotations, Raves, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , |



“I still don’t think I’m as good as anyone else.”

Andy Williams – The Impossible Dream



Andy Williams – Moon River


 Andy Williams – You Do Something to Me (1950’s)


Andy Williams and Bing Crosby


Andy Williams – Danny Boy 


Julie Andrews and Andy Williams


Unchained Melody- Andy Williams


Andy Williams – A Summer Place – 1962


Andy Williams & Sammy Davis, Jr. – Breezin’ Along with the Breeze (Oct. 1962)


Andy Williams Sings “The Exodus Song (This Land Is Mine)”


Andy Williams – High Noon Theme (Do not forsake me)


Andy Williams & The Osmonds – Lida Rose (1964)


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Andy Williams – Fly Me to the Moon (Year 1965)


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Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Oct. 1967)


Andy Williams Show #1


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Andy Williams Show #5


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ANDY WILLIAMS IN TOKYO 1988 Vol.l long version


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Andy Williams – Silent night


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Andy Williams Interview ‘ Moon River & Can’t Get Use to Loosing you’ On Jools Holland 2009


Andy Williams 2007


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“The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith.”



Background Articles and Videos


Andy Williams – Archive Interview Part 1 of 3


Andy Williams – Archive Interview Part 2 of 3


Andy Williams – Archive Interview Part 3 of 3



Andy Williams

“…Howard Andrew “Andy” or “Paul” Williams (born December 3, 1927) is an American pop singer. Andy Williams has recorded 18 gold [1] and three platinum [2] certified albums. When Ronald Reagan was president, he declared Andy’s voice to be “a national treasure”. He had his own popular TV variety show from 1962–71. He also owns his own theater, the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri. …”


Andy Williams: Blurbs


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