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#1 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:21 am

Andy Rooney's farewell on 60 Minutes tonight was quite good. As much eye-rolling as his segments can cause, you can't argue he was one of the parts that made the show such a well-oiled machine. I do wonder what will go in that segment's place.
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#2 Post by knives » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:33 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Andy Rooney's farewell on 60 Minutes tonight was quite good. As much eye-rolling as his segments can cause, you can't argue he was one of the parts that made the show such a well-oiled machine. I do wonder what will go in that segment's place.
Too bad Carlin's dead. They'd never know the difference. Is Seinfeld old enough yet to be on 60 Minutes?

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#3 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:02 am

I seem to remember Charles Grodin doing a similar segment on 60 Minutes II, he would be a shoe-in.

It would be interesting if they went back to doing a weekly guest contributor like they did before Andy joined the show.

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#4 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:16 am

knives wrote:
flyonthewall2983 wrote:Andy Rooney's farewell on 60 Minutes tonight was quite good. As much eye-rolling as his segments can cause, you can't argue he was one of the parts that made the show such a well-oiled machine. I do wonder what will go in that segment's place.
Too bad Carlin's dead. They'd never know the difference.
You can't be serious.

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#5 Post by Tom Hagen » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:41 pm

Andy Rooney is less an unfunny George Carlin, and more an unfunny Jerry Seinfeld. "What's the deal with coffee cans shrinking in size every year?" "What's the deal with the cotton in pill bottles?"

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#6 Post by knives » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:50 pm

You have to admit the taking a dump bit is something Rooney would obliviously complain about.

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#7 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:19 pm

It was amazing during his interview with Morley Safer (who probably won't be that far behind Andy soon) how little we've seen him walk, of which there was a little clip of. Sans glasses, he was the perfect embodiment of the guy from Up.

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#8 Post by domino harvey » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:56 pm

I got this comparison's back: Carlin's material in the last ten years of his life (maybe more, really) was indistinguishable from Andy Rooney. Brain Droppings is legitimately one of the dumbest pieces of shit I've ever thumbed through

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#9 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:54 am

The Bob Simon tribute episode was quite nice. Got to admire someone who puts his neck out there, but has the composure he does even under the stress he would find himself in in those rather troubled areas of the world.

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#10 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu May 19, 2016 12:35 pm

Morley Safer died a week after retiring from the show. I seem to remember Andy Rooney dying not long after his last show too. Maybe steady employment at CBS is the secret to living forever.

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#12 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:51 am

An author hired to write a book on the show's 50th anniversary was replaced mid-way through after asking questions about how women were treated behind the scenes. Many of the things detailed in this NYT article are not a good look for CBS News, especially in the light of the allegations raised against Charlie Rose.

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