HBO has a new documentary about Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne, which brought a lot of smiles and laughs. It’s surprisingly short, 75 minutes, but seemed to be the proper length. For people who don’t know, he was Albert Brooks’ brother.
I missed the Super Dave show on Showtime at the time. We had cable, but I just didn’t know about it. I first saw him on one of the late-night talk shows, introducing the famous “King of the Road” bit (above). I laughed my ass off.
I like to think I have a dry, deadpan sense of humor and this kind of totally committed weirdness—well, it touches my heart.
If you haven’t seen the above clip, please watch it. I won’t spoil it. Just make sure to watch to the end. When my kids were five, I think, I showed it to them and they were getting so antsy, but at the end—it was worth it.
Lots of good stuff at the official Bob Einstein site.
Bless you, Super Dave.