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Thursday, March 22, 2007

RIP: Larry “Bud” Melman

posted by on March 22 at 9:16 AM


Calvert DeForest dead at 85.

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Hilarious guy at times, one of the many that has helped Letterman along the way.

Posted by Dave Coffman | March 22, 2007 9:29 AM

Letterman may have had a Bullock-ish "Premonition!" He was sick the other night and was subtituted with the latest goof-turned-serious-actor Adam Sandler.

Posted by keenan | March 22, 2007 9:38 AM

i haven't watch letterman in 15 years.

i though calvert was 85 years old 15 years ago.

Posted by Max Solomon | March 22, 2007 9:38 AM

I didn't even know he was still alive.

Oh, but to hear that maniacal cackle just one more time. Sadly, tis not to be.

Posted by COMTE | March 22, 2007 10:56 AM

Is it just me, or does anyone else think Adam Sandler isn't the least bit funny. I don't think I've laughed at a single one of his jokes. Ever. His movies make me want to stab my eyeballs out.

Posted by SDA in SEA | March 22, 2007 11:07 AM

ahhhh, larry "bud" melman. one of the true unsung heroes of late night tv.

as a pot-smoking senior in high school, i sent graduation announcements to both calvert deforest and david letterman. i received very nice letters of congratulations in return. it was 1985.

thanks for the nice memory, dan.

Posted by kerri harrop | March 22, 2007 12:58 PM

I can still remember his delivery of the line, "and everywhere the magical smell of men enjoying themselves". RIP "Larry"

Posted by Scott Faulkner | March 22, 2007 2:33 PM

I loved his "Would you like a hot towel" bits.

Posted by lawrence clark | March 22, 2007 10:29 PM

The same thing popped right in to my mind. When Dave would send Larry Bud down to the Port Authority to greet people getting off buses. Larry would just look at the people, smile, and say "And where did you come from?" and then "Would you like a hot towel?" Good times!

Posted by Kitty | March 23, 2007 11:30 AM

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