Dick Martin passed away today. Martin was a stand-up comedian and television director, but he’s best known as half of the hosting duo of Rowan and Martin, hosts of the incredible, unforgettable Laugh-In.
Laugh-In changed comedy and television, and introduced to us many marvels, from the ineffable Tiny Tim to the delightfully goofy Goldie Hawn. If you’ve never seen the show, check out both of those links for a tiny glimmer of its joys.
Oh, and be sure to watch the clip embedded above — it includes the fabled "Sock it to me?" by Richard Nixon.
Here’s Dick Martin’s New York Times obituary. RIP. Say goodnight, Dick.