For those too young to remember, it’s impossible to overstate how beloved was Harvey Korman, particularly for his years on the hugely popular Carol Burnett Show and for his over-the-top turn in Blazing Saddles (and a few other Mel Brookes’ movies.) For my part, I remember him mostly for this, a (by modern standards shockingly slow) parody of Jaws. I guess it made such a huge impact because Jaws was my first solo movie when I was kid so seeing a parody of it was like opening a magical door to the world of good-natured mockery. I can’t really recommend you stick with the whole thing, but at 6:00 minutes you’ll see one of the classic Korman/Conway moments, in reaction to a line that would become a catch phrase in the Nelson house, or more accurately, a code phrase for the males, my two older brothers and (now late) father, one that baffled my mother.
He made a lot of people happy. God bless you Mr. Korman.