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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Professor

Before Russell Johnson was The Professor on Gilligan's Island, there was another professor-- Professor Irwin Corey.

It was an odd comedy act.  He's appear on stage with hair askew and in a ratty tuxedo.  Professor Corey was billed as the world's foremost authority on everything.  Corey didn't have a memorable catch phrase or a signature joke.  He's wander around stage aimlessly and ramble on a series of funny, often hilarious thoughts.

Professor Corey was a fixture on the old Mike Douglas Show, back when it was based in Philadelphia.  He was always a scream.  He was always a favorite.

Professor Irwin Corey died last week.  He was 102.  The course was laughter, and I'm happy I took his class.