She traded barbs with Rowlf the Dog, she taught Fozzie Bear about comedy, she played sax with Zoot, and she made us all laugh on The Muppet Show. Comedienne Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95.
Her work with the Muppets gave her a proper spotlight on her routine. She could be funny, self-deprecating, musical, sharp, and often, all at the same time. Both the comedy world and the Muppet fandom world will miss her dearly.
Watch a portion of her Muppet Show episode here, and then go home and watch it in its entirety on your season 1 DVD set.
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com