Friday, July 24, 2009
Rest in Peace Les Lye
Just heard some sad news this afternoon. Canadian comedy great, Les Lye, passed away Tuesday at age 84. Les had a long career, but most of us in the U.S. who grew up in the 80s will remember him for his dozens of roles on "You Can't Do That On Television."
I've been watching "You Can't Do That On Television." episodes the last few weeks, and damn, Les was one funny guy. Ross, Barth, Blip, the drunken dad, El Capitano, Snake Eyes, the teacher, the coach. Such great characters. I still remember me and my kid sister bellowing "D'hiiiiii Heard That!"
So, raise a glass to Les and watch some classic YCDTOT. Thanks for countless hours of childhood entertainment that have stuck with me 25+ years later.
"Mysteries And Crimes"
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Keep 'em laughing, Les