A moment of silence for one of the greats … Suzanne Pleshette

Sometimes it seemed like all she ever did was say, “Oh, Bob.” What was really impressive was all the laughs she got with so few lines. Bob Newhart is one of my all time comic heroes but without Pleshette his first great TV show would have been half as good. It’s actually easier to be the one with the punch lines, being the set-up takes more work. Don’t think so?  In vaudeville the funny guys like Lou Costello got the laughs but the straight men like Bud Abbot got the bigger pay check.


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