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CBS To Pay Tribute To Carl Reiner With ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Colorized Special

CBS will honor comedy legend Carl Reiner with a colorized hourlong special. The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now In Living Color! A Special Tribute To Carl Reiner, will feature two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 at 8 pm on CBS.

The special features the episode “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” in which Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966. In the other episode, “October Eve”, a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her.

Both episodes, written by Bill Persky and San Denoff, aired on CBS in two separate The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now In Living Color! specials executive produced by Reiner on Dec. 11, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017, respectively. The episodes were hand-picked by Reiner to be included. As series creator and co-star, Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

Reiner died of natural causes Monday at the age of 98.

Turner Classic Movies also will pay tribute to Reiner on July 28 with a marathon of his movies such as Oh God!, Where’s Poppa? and All of Me, among others.

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CBS to Honor Carl Reiner With Colorized Dick Van Dyke Show Special

In the wake of Carl Reiner‘s death, CBS will pay tribute to the comedy icon with an hourlong, colorized Dick Van Dyke Show special.

Airing Friday, July 3 at 8/7c, the special — titled The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Color! A Special Tribute to Carl Reiner — will feature two episodes of the classic sitcom in which Reiner appears.

First up is the Season 5 premiere, “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” in which Mary Tyler Moore’s Laura Petrie blurts out a big secret on a nationally televised quiz show: that comedian Alan Brady (played by Reiner) wears a toupee. (The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.)

The second episode — the Season 3 installment “October Eve” — features Reiner as an artist who asks Laura to pose for a painting. Reiner, who also created The Dick Van Dyke Show, personally supervised the original colorization of both episodes, which were previously aired in color on CBS in 2016 and 2017.

Reiner died of natural causes in June at the age of 98. The prolific actor, producer and writer will also be honored by Turner Classic Movies (with a marathon of Reiner’s film work on July 28) and the MeTV Network (which will air Reiner’s favorite Dick Van Dyke Show episodes from July 5 through July 26).

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Late-Night Hosts Pay Tribute To Carl Reiner As Conan Posts Classic ‘Late Night’ Interview

Carl Reiner, the comedian, writer, director and actor, who died on Monday night, was a regular guest on late-night talk shows.

From The Tonight Show with Jack Paar, more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and numerous appearances alongside David Letterman and Conan O’Brien.

Many of these hosts paid tribute to his comic genius, while O’Brien’s team shared a classic clip of The Dick Van Dyke creator from Late Night with Conan O’Brien, where he staked out his territory in the way that coyotes do.

O’Brien, posting on social media, said, “As an eleven year-old boy, I saw Carl Reiner in ‘Ten From Your Show of Shows’ and I said out loud, ‘I want to do THAT.’ My father thought I wanted to run the projector. Today, I defy anyone to capture the comedic impact of Carl Reiner using mere words. He simply did too much, too well, and all with life-giving good cheer. Carl was funny about every facet of life, even death, and if he could be with us now he would give a eulogy for himself that would blow the roof off any synagogue, church, or mosque. In dark times, Carl Reiner is lasting proof that life is wondrous, funny and worth the trouble. God bless you, Carl.”

The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert called Reiner “the greatest”, while Late Night’s Seth Meyers called him the “gold standard” and that “no one brought more humor and joy to the role of straight man than Carl Reiner”. Jimmy Kimmel added, “Even at 98, it was too soon to lose Carl Reiner – a brilliantly funny, kind and prolific man. Love to the excellent family and friends he left behind.”

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The Morning Watch: Every Job Homer Simpson Has Ever Had, Carl Reiner on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look back at every single job Homer Simpson has ever had throughout the many seasons of The Simpsons. Plus, potential dramatic TV actress Emmy contenders like Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya, Reese Withersoon, Janelle Monáe and more sit down for a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter. And finally, watch a vintage clip of Carl Reiner in his first appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

First up, Homer J. Simpson’s primary job has been as a Nuclear Safety Inspector in Sector 7G of Springfield’s nuclear power plant. However, the patriarch of The Simpsons family has taken a number of jobs over the years, from farming Tomacco to traveling in space. He’s had so many jobs that it takes Simpsons expert Jack Picone over 42 minutes to break them all down for Wired.

Next up, The Hollywood Reporter rounded up some of the most buzzed about performances from potential contenders in the TV drama actress category. Listen to Janelle Monáe (Homecoming), Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show, Little Fires Everywhere, Big Little Lies), Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Zendaya (Euphoria), and Rose Byrne (Mrs. America) to talk about their roles and careers.

Sadly, we lost comedy legend Carl Reiner this week, but in honor of the TV comedy pioneer, Team Coco reached back into the vaults of Late Night with Conan O’Brien for this clip. From 25 years ago, Carl Reiner makes his first appearance ever on the late night talk show and discusses creating the comedy classic The Dick Van Dyke Show and more.

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Mel Brooks Pays Tribute to 'Best Friend' Carl Reiner: 'Nobody Could Do it Better'

Mel Brooks, whose enduring friendship with the late Carl Reiner began in 1950, has paid tribute to his “best friend” and Your Show of Shows costar. Reiner died on Monday at age 98.

“Carl was a giant, unmatched in his contributions to entertainment,” Brooks shared in a post on Twitter. “He created comedy gems like The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk, and Where’s Poppa?

Brooks said they met in 1950 on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows. “We’ve been best friends ever since,” he added. “I loved him.” It was while working on Your Show of Shows that the pair began crafting one of the most famous comedy routines of all time, “2000 Year Old Man,” where Reiner played a straight-man TV interviewer speaking with a very old man played by Brooks.

“When we were doing the ‘2000 Year Old Man’ together, there was no better straight man in the world,” Brooks wrote in his tribute. “So whether he wrote or performed or he was just your best friend — nobody could do it better.”

The first album from their bit was released in 1960, and four more albums followed based on their long-running routine. Their last LP, 1998’s The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000, won the Grammy for Spoken Comedy Album. In 1975, their bit also served as the basis for an animated comedy special.

“He will be greatly missed,” Brooks concluded in his heartfelt homage to Reiner.

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Carl Reiner’s Granddaughter Found Out About His Death From TMZ

Romy Reiner, the granddaughter of the late comedy legend Carl Reiner, found out her grandfather had passed away via a report released from TMZ this morning.

“Very weird to hear about my grandfathers passing from a TMZ report. Needless to say he was an inspiration, and encouraged me to keep writing. I hope to continue his legacy if at all possible. ❤️,” Romy, who is the daughter of Rob Reiner and Michele Singer, tweeted. She then added, “To be clear, when I woke up, it was the first thing on my phone. I got a lot of messages but the first initial notification I saw was that he had passed.”

Romy also added, “All I know is that he desperately wanted to vote trump out, so whatever you do, PLEASE VOTE.”

Our thoughts are with the Reiner family during this difficult time.

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  • A look at the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we lost this year

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    Rob Reiner is honoring his father, the great Carl Reiner.

    The comedy legend died Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills from natural causes, his assistant Judy Nagy confirmed to Variety. He was 98.

    Rob, 73, broke his silence Tuesday morning on Twitter.

    "Last night my dad passed away," wrote Rob, a director (like his father) known for romantic comedy classics like When Harry Met Sally and The Princess Bride. "As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light."

    A number of starry tributes have also come pouring in as Hollywood mourns the loss of the stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and singer, best known for creating and starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show.

    "My friend Carl Reiner died last night," tweeted Alan Alda, 84. "His talent will live on for a long time, but the loss of his kindness and decency leaves a hole in our hearts. We love you, Carl."

    Wrote Ed Asner, 90, "Very sad to awake to the news that @carlreiner has passed. There will forever only be one of him. May his memory be forever blessed. He leaves us with so much laughter. My heart goes out to @robreiner and the entire Reiner family."

    William Shatner, 89, also offered his condolences to the Reiner family, adding, "From the writers room of Sid Caesar to recreating those times for the Dick Van Dyke show, Carl was a master at his craft. I knew him only peripherally but it was a pleasure to have known him."

    Jason Alexander, 60, remembered Reiner's "comedy genius" and noted that he was "a lovely man, as well."

    "Often that genius made other funny people even funnier. But give him a stage and he could spin laughter out of any moment," he tweeted. "I watched him do it time and again. His contributions to comedy are eternal. And a lovely man, as well. #ripCarlReiner."

    Rosanna Arquette, 60, thanked the late star "for all the laughter you have given us through the years," and Joy Behar, 77, called him "irreplaceable."

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, 62, also paid tribute to the late icon.

    "Carl Reiner, Bronx born and bred, made TV comedy that endures to this day," he tweeted. "He made America laugh — a true gift. New York extends our condolences to his family and many friends."

    Jon Cryer, 55, recalled the "brilliant and hilarious" star by sharing a letter sent to him by Reiner after he took over as host of the Directors Guild of America Awards one year.

    "Dear Jon, I thank you for filling in for me tonight," began the letter. "I wish with all my heart that you fail, or if you don't, that you are no more than adequate. I don't want to have to compete with you for this non-paying job."

    Reiner got his start acting in Broadway musicals, including Inside U.S.A. His big break came in 1950, when he was cast in Your Show of Shows, appearing in comedy skits and working alongside writers Mel Brooks and Neil Simon.

    Reiner and Brooks would go on to partner up as the famous comedy duo in The Steve Allen Show and for their famous reoccurring sketch The 2000 Year Old Man. 

    In addition to Rob, Reiner is survived by son Lucas and daughter Annie.

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    Carl Reiner Dead – Comedy Legend & Director Dies at 98

    Comedy legend Carl Reiner, who acted, directed, produced, and created content in Hollywood, has sadly passed away at the age of 98.

    He passed away at his home in Beverly Hills, California on Monday evening (June 29) of natural causes, Variety confirmed.

    He was well known for creating the The Dick Van Dyke Show, for which he won five Emmy awards. In recent years, he had roles in the Ocean’s Eleven films, Two and a Half Men, Family Guy, and more.

    He directed dozens and dozens of films and won countless awards for his work over the years. If you don’t know, Carl is also the father of famous director Rob Reiner.

    Our thoughts are with Carl Reiner‘s friends, family, and loved ones during this time.

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