Not a Dum-Dum

Harvey Korman’s death at age 81 is another of the many great losses the TV world has had recently. Korman was an extremely funny man; by far the best thing in Blazing Saddles (who can forget the way he says “evil?”) and a great voice actor, too: his voicing of the infamous Great Gazoo on The Flintstones almost made that character — probably the worst “let’s add a new character late in the run” moment in prime-time TV history — almost tolerable.