Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Larry "Bud" Melman

I had to get this photo from Mark Evanier's website because there are so few pictures of the guy online (he has a better chance of getting a celebrity headshot since he's in L.A and I'm in Georgia), but anyone who's a fan of pop culture has to love Larry "Bud" Melman, or Calvert DeForrest as he was known outside of late night TV. Sadly, Larry/Calvert passed away last Thursday from a heart attack after getting pneumonia. I remember how David Letterman would throw Larry out into the simplest situations and watch how the little guy would always react to them. DeForrest wasn't a classically trained actor, but he was funny because he was human and that's what made him great. With Dave out due to stomach flu, expect a personal tribute hopefully next week. Until then, let's look back with laughter with a clip from the NBC days in 1984 as Dave sends out Larry to get change of a ten dollar bill with Larry in a bear suit.

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