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Adios, Mr. Conway

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Red is a bit behind the times, but he was saddened by the passing of Tim Conway.  Red’s first exposure to the comedian was in his role as Ensign Charles “Chuck” Parker on McHale’s Navy.  He was the perfect comedic foil for the great Ernest Borgnine and never failed to make Red laugh.  It was especially funny to watch his awkwardness around love interest Yvette Gerard (played by Claudine Longet) a French woman from a nearby island.   Conway won 6 Emmys (four for his work on the Carol Burnett Show) including one for writing.  Most of all, he seemed like a nice guy.  Red is sometimes slow on the uptake and never really though about the fact that Conway and Borgnine were reunited in a nautical way in their roles as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy on the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.

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