garry marshall. >> garry brought the original odd couple to tv. penny played jack klugman's secretary. in the reboot he served as a consultant and stole the show playing matthew perry's dad. >> hello, son. >> i can only imagine how honored you all are to be doing this tribute episode. >> he was always around pitching jokes at every table read. he helped design the sets. we just listened to everything he said. >> sorry for your loss. >> thank you. >> he's in there? >> in the episode after oscar's dad passes away, he and felix go on a road trip to scatter his ashes. along the way, they meet many tv icons. >> oscar, oscar. your dad was the sweetest guy. gave me my first job. babysitting you. >> cindy told me she was shocked when she learned in july that garry was gone. >> penny called me, and she said, garry's sick. i think he's dying. and i didn't believe her. i thought it was a joke. then he passed the next -- that night he passed. someone brought me this picture of penny, me, and garry and henry, and i just burst out crying because it was like he'
his name was garry marshall. he was my mentor and manager and he was a comedy icon. he used to say he wanted to be the recess in the school day of comedy. and i look around at all of you and say i am the recess of this conference. the reason i am here is because lenny bruce's mother fixed me up with him when i was in college. i want to go on and say i'm blonde. showbiz we have a term that is a director,/producer. an actor/waiter. when i retired from slope -- from show business i got involved with a lot of things. . was the u.n. observer gary said i was the original sitcom writer/nazi hunter. i guess i do fit in here. i just finished my memoir of being a woman in a man's world, of the beginning of feminism where comedy changes because hopefully as mary tyler moore -- another thing is unlike the link , i have encountered every icon of my generation. i am in politics, and always in the right place at the right time. it all worked out very well. we have to remember the times we are living in. i am much older than i look. where married couples were not even allowed to be
garry marshall -- rest his soul -- gave me my professional life. >> wow. you worked hard to maintain it and turn it into other things, including -- which i love -- your series of books that you have really dedicated to helping other kids who may have experienced something you did as a child. >> you know what? we make them laugh first. and then they say, there's somebody else who feels the way i do, who has trouble spelling the way i now comes out in january. this one, "the foggy soggy compound" is out today. >> that's terrific. okay. you got a book -- i love the title of this coming out. "always watch out for the flying potato salad." >> yes. >> what does that mean? >> because little hank, he always get himself into trouble. he has made potato salad at his mother's deli. >> what's also with the foggy? he has to write a poem about nature. his mother said let's go camp out. the father says i'm going to stay in the motel. so they are staying in a tent. his father's at the motel. a storm comes up. blows that tent right off its mooring. hank saves the day. >> w
garry marshall, rest his soul, gave me my professional life. >> you worked hard to maintain it and turn it into other things, which i love a series of books to help other kids who may have experienced what you did as a child. >> we make them laugh first and then they say, there's somebody else who feels the way i do, has trouble spelling the way i do. that book on the screen comes out in january and this one, the foggy soggy camp-out is out today. >> you have a book, i love the title, always watch out for the flying potato salad. >> what does that mean? >> little hank, he always gets himself into trouble. he has made potato salad at his mother's delie. >> what about this? >> the foggy soggy camp-out, he has to write a his mother says, let's go camp out. the father says, i will stay in the motel. they are staying in a tent, his father is at the motel. a storm comes up, blows that tent right off its mooring, hank saves the day. >> oh. >> and has to write a poem about purple one of the only words in the english rhyme. >> interesting. >> there is no other word that rhymes with purple, smyrp
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