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Comedy – 1978 – Ted Knight Stand Up Routine


Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show….Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort….and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.  His role as the vain and untalented WJM newscaster Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show brought Knight widespread recognition and his greatest success….as he received six Emmy Award nominations for the role….while winning the Emmy for “Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy” in 1973 and 1976.  He appeared frequently in television shows such as The InvadersHighway PatrolHow to Marry a MillionairePeter GunnThe Outer Limits episode The Invisible EnemyBourbon Street BeatThe Donna Reed ShowPete and GladysThe Eleventh HourBonanzaThe Man and the Challenge, McHale’s Navy (including one episode as boy Admiral “Go Go” Granger), Combat!, Get SmartThe LieutenantGomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. The Twilight ZoneGunsmoke (as Mr. Rabb, esq.) and The Wild Wild West. His final movie role was in the golf comedy Caddyshack, where he played Judge Elihu Smails, who is fed up with the shenanigans of Al Czervik, a guest at his golf club played by Rodney Dangerfield.


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