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Rip Taylor

Rip Taylor with Emmy award
Birth name Charles Elmer Taylor, Jr.
Born January 13, 1934 (1934-01-13) (age 73)
Flag of United States Washington D.C., USA
Official site RipTaylor.com


Rip Taylor (born Charles Elmer Taylor, Jr. on January 13, 1934 in Washington D.C.), is an American actor and comedian. He is also the inventor of sleet. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Sleet is a term used in a variety of ways to describe precipitation intermediate between rain and snow but distinct from hail. ...

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Comic trademarks

Taylor is known for his high-voiced yells, zany hair (which is a toupĂ©e), and bushy handlebar moustache over a perpetual toothy grin. He always enters a venue tossing handfuls of confetti from a paper bag onto his audience and laughing hysterically, while the band plays his theme song, "Happy Days Are Here Again." For the film, see Hair (film). ... A toupée is a hairpiece or partial wig of natural or synthetic hair worn to cover partial baldness. ... Edgar Allan Poe had a simple moustache. ... A smiling humans visible teeth. ... Small boy trying to catch confetti at Folk Festival in Namur, Belgium. ... A blank sheet of paper Paper is a commodity of thin material produced by the amalgamation of fibers, typically vegetable fibers composed of cellulose, which are subsequently held together by hydrogen bonding. ... Wochenend und Sonnenschein (literally, Weekend and Sunshine) is a song first performed by the German sestet, the Comedian Harmonists. ...


Taylor's comedic style includes horrible puns, often in conjunction with props (for example, holding up a plastic fish full of holes and exclaiming "Holy Mackerel!") and miming along to novelty records (including the works of Spike Jones). If he gets little or no reaction following one of his jokes, he stops for a moment and yells at the audience: "I don't dance, folks! This is it!" Or, "Hello? Can you people hear me?" A pun (also known as paronomasia) is a deliberate confusion of similar-sounding words or phrases for comic or serious effect. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively, from the family Scombridae. ... Spike Jones For the music video and film director, see Spike Jonze. ...


Rip's original stand-up persona did not include the trademark moustache, toupee, and loud suit. Instead he appeared clean-shaven in an ordinary business suit. His early years followed the conventional path of a stand-up comic: nightclub and TV appearances, with a strictly verbal monologue: just jokes, no special material or props. (Sample joke: "[Tonight's emcee] is a very honest man. He worked in a bath house for two years, and never once took a bath.") Rip soon realized that he needed a gimmick, something that would distinguish him from the other stand-ups. He hit upon an everything-happens-to-me routine, where he would recount all the terrible things that bothered him, and deliver each punchline with a sobbing wail. A typical appearance was on the Jackie Gleason show: Rip walked on-camera with prop crutches, moaning about the bad drivers he just encountered. Soon Rip Taylor was being billed as "The Crying Comedian." During this period he appeared, as himself, as one of the eligible bachelors on The Dating Game -- punctuating his answers with sobs. Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 - June 24, 1987) was an American comedian and actor. ... The Dating Game was an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ...


A much more successful gimmick started quite by accident in 1969 at Merv Griffin's show. Rip tore up a script on stage and threw the pieces in a fit of pique. The outburst got a huge audience reaction, prompting the comedian to assault the crowd with confetti at every performance. When asked how much confetti he used, he jested in an interview that "three nuns are tearing it for me 24 hours a day." For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... For other uses, see Nun (disambiguation). ...


Television

Rip Taylor was a frequent celebrity guest panelist on game shows such as Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth, and The Gong Show, and substituted for the equally flamboyant Charles Nelson Reilly on The Match Game. He even hosted a short-lived send-up of beauty pageants called The $1.98 Beauty Show created by Gong Show producer/host Chuck Barris, in 1978. Taylor appeared as a celebrity on the slot-machine version of Match Game. On one episode of Super Password, gameplay went awry after another celebrity guest, Patty Duke, inadvertently gave away the password and host Bert Convy lost control of the show. Rip reacted to the craziness by ripping off his toupee (something he claimed to have never done on network television before)[1], resulting in hysterical laughter from all in the studio. “Quiz show” redirects here. ... The Hollywood Squares title screen The Hollywood Squares was an American television comedy and game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. ... Nipsey Russell, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen and Kitty Carlisle from the 1969-78 version. ... The Gong Show was a television variety show/game show spoof that was broadcast in first-run syndication in the United States from 1976 until 1980. ... Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931–May 25, 2007) was an American actor, director and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in movies, childrens television, animated cartoons, and as a panelist on the game show Match Game. ... Match Game was an American television game show where contestants tried to match a panel of six celebrities in answering fill-in-the-blank questions. ... $1. ... Chuck Barris (born Charles Hirsch Barris on June 3, 1929) produced American game shows during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Match Game was an American television game show, most often hosted by Gene Rayburn. ... Although Password can be played without any equipment, commercial versions of the game have also been successful. ... Patty Duke (born December 14, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress of the stage and screen. ... Bernard Whalen Bert Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American game show host and panelist, actor and singer known for his tenure as the host for Tattletales, Super Password, and Win, Lose or Draw. ...


Taylor has been doing movies, television, and voice-over work for some 40 years, though is probably best remembered for his appearance as a celebrity guest at the funeral/roast of a very dull man in the cult comedy classic Amazon Women on the Moon. In 2005, Taylor appeared as himself on an episode of ABC TV's The George Lopez Show as well as in the motion picture Wayne's World 2 (1993). Taylor guest-starred as chef "Rappin' Rip" in four episodes of an earlier ABC sitcom featuring Lopez, Life With Bonnie. Taylor has been a frequent co-star with Debbie Reynolds in her live shows in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. Taylor also appeared as himself on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace (1998). Taylor also voiced Fester Addams in the second Addams Family cartoon; as well as playing a wacky, but memorable villain named Wizard Glick in the final episode of The Monkees TV series in 1968. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... A voice-over is a narration that is played on top of a video segment, usually with the audio for that segment muted or lowered. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A roast is an event in which an individual is subject to publicly bearing insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes. ... Amazon Women on the Moon is a 1987 film written by comedy duo Michael Barrie and Jim Mulholland. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Promotional photo with the cast of The George Lopez Show The George Lopez Show is an ABC sitcom starring George Lopez. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... George Lopez (born April 23, 1961, in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California) is a Mexican-American comedian and actor. ... Life With Bonnie was an ABC television comedy airing 2002-2004 which outlined the life of Bonnie, who juggled her personal life and a TV talk show position. ... Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States, located along the border between California and Nevada at Lake Tahoes major bend west of Carson City. ... Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Uncle Fester Uncle Fester is a member of the fictional Addams Family. ... Four major characters from the original television adaptation: Thing (foreground) with Uncle Fester, Morticia and Gomez Addams The Addams Family is the creation of American cartoonist Charles Addams. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ...


Taylor is also an accomplice of the Jackass crew and their friends. In 1995, he performed the intro for the Bloodhound Gang's Use Your Fingers album, and in 2002, he appeared in the final scene of Jackass: The Movie, wielding a pistol that, when fired, released a sign that read "The End." (Taylor's section of the film was originally considerably longer, and ended with him complaining about the heat, and fanning himself with his toupee. This footage was included on the DVD of the film.) He did the same thing at the ending of Jackass: Number Two. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Bloodhound Gang is an American alternative band with a post-punk-influenced sound. ... Use Your Fingers is The Bloodhound Gangs first album. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Jackass: The Movie Jackass: The Movie directed by Jeff Tremaine was released on October 25, 2002 with the tagline Do not attempt this at home. ... A toupée is a hairpiece or partial wig of natural or synthetic hair worn to cover partial baldness. ...


He recently guest starred in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody episode "Loosely Ballroom" as Leo. He is also in some episodes of The Emperor's New School, as the voice of the Royal Record Keeper. He was also recently in the Jetix animated series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go! The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, is an American childrens television series that airs on the Disney Channel. ... Loosely Ballroom is an episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. ... The Emperors New School is an Daytime Emmy award-winning American animated television series on the Disney Channel. ... For specific versions of Jetix, please click the corresponding link. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!. (Discuss) Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (commonly known by its acronym, SRMTHFG) is a television series that currently airs on ABC Family and Toon Disney. ...


Rip Taylor in Washington

Prior to becoming famous, Taylor was a page in the U.S. Senate. He was also conscripted into the Army and served in the Korean War. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders...


In 2006, Taylor returned to the nation's capital as the grand marshal of Washington D.C.'s Capital Pride.[2] Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Capital Pride is the annual LGBT pride festival held each June in Washington, D.C.. First held in 1975, the festival is now a week-long affair, culminating in a parade near Dupont Circle and a street festival. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ YouTube video of Super Password Taylor, in a fit of mock frustration, shouted "That's not fair!" and pulled off his toupee
  2. ^ [1]

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Rip Taylor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Rip Taylor (born January 13, 1934 in Washington D.C.), is an American actor and comedian known as "The Crying Comic".
Taylor has been doing movies, TV, and voiceover for some forty years, though is probably best remembered for his appearance as a celebrity guest at the funeral/roast of a very dull man in the cult comedy classic Amazon Women on the Moon.
Taylor, in a fit of frustration, shouted "That's not fair!" as he pulled off his toupee, resulting in hysteric laughter from all in the studio.
GoodHumans Message Boards:"Taylor Made "Rip Taylor - "Entertainer of the Year" David Harrison Levi ... (1553 words)
The phenomenon that is Rip Taylor began when Ed Sullivan could not remember the young comedian's name, he introduced Rip as "The Crying Comedian." Ed Sullivan accidentally stumbled upon Rip's niche, and after that appearance Rip found himself booked solid for months.
In 1994, Rip was nominated for an emmy for his role as Uncle Fester in the Animated tv series, "The Addams Family." He was also Captain Kiddie in the animated motion picture, "Tom and Jerry" (in which he also sang the title song, "I've done it all," under the direction of Henry Mancini).
Currently, Rip can be seen in "Loosely Based on a True Love Story," starring Kate Hudson and Directed by Rob Reiner, scheduled for release in 2003 (in which he as a scene with Cloris Leachman).
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