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    Conway's comedic chops were as great as those two, but his type of shtick wasn't the kind that translated well to scripted roles. He and Robin Williams (and Jonathan Winters) were TV ad lib geniuses. On the Burnett show, you knew there was a 'routine' they were acting out, but much of what he did delighted and surprised CB and HK, who were seasoned veterans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Conway's comedic chops were as great as those two, but his type of shtick wasn't the kind that translated well to scripted roles. He and Robin Williams (and Jonathan Winters) were TV ad lib geniuses. On the Burnett show, you knew there was a 'routine' they were acting out, but much of what he did delighted and surprised CB and HK, who were seasoned veterans.
    Exactly!!!! And that is what I loved about Conway, Williams, and Winters.
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    he doesn't belong in the same sentence as Chaplin or Kaye
    Agreed with Chaplin, not with Kaye.
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    Chaplin's and Kaye's genius was with scripted comedy. Kaye's verbal gymnastics were of another order. Conway's forte was with unexpected ad-libs. Don't compare, just appreciate.
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