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Phyllis Diller R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Richland123, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I'm going to admit that I thought she was already gone. MAN was she funny though. Even the outrageous attire aside the gal was just flat out funny.
  2. boynamedsuse

    boynamedsuse Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    She was funny--and quite a trailblazer during her prime. May she rest in peace.
  3. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Me too. She was somewhat ubiquitous on the tube when I was a kid. I always thought she was a bit scary looking. R.I.P.
  4. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    I remember her well on TV as a kid. Very funny woman.

    R.I.P. Phyllis
  5. Dig Wilbur Ware

    Dig Wilbur Ware

    Mar 7, 2003
    One of The Greats.
    RIP Phyllis, and Joan Rivers owes her everything.
  6. RIP Phyllis Diller. Man, they're dropping like flies! :eek::rollno:
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    For years I thought she was the bad lady from The Bugaloos.

  8. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tacoma, WA
    Phyllis was in a class all by herself. Her "scary" appearance, as one alluded to, was mostly schtick, like Gilbert Gottfried's nasally voice (he speaks quite normally). I remember her best from a verse of a particular Army cadence:

    "They say that in the Army, the women are mighty fine (who said that?)...they look like Phyllis Diller and walk like Frankenstein."

    *Sigh*...That was before the "politically correct" Army went full-bore in the early 1990's.
  9. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    She was good fun. 95, she had a good life.
  10. RIP, Phyllis. Some of my childhood memories of Ms. Diller. TV was a lot funnier back then.

  11. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006

    They say that in the army the coffees mighty fine, it looks like muddy water and tastes like turpentine...
  12. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP, Phyllis. :(
  13. "these are my summer diamonds. some are diamonds, some are not" I think that was a quote of hers.
  14. Comedic genius. She made a career of being "ugly." Anothe one of the greats is gone.

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