Comedy legend. Television icon. More funny packed into 5'6" than you should ever expect to find in one lifetime.
Like Peter, we post the unbelievable "Elephant Sketch", completely ad libbed by Conway just to tear up his co-stars, that cracked up Carol Burnett and Dick Van Dyke cold, and absolutely killed. Until Vicki Lawrence topped him with one line. It still makes our sides hurt to watch:
"One'd sneeze, the other's eyes'd get REAL big..."
And will probably rack up another 24M views this week (which won't count, because we've already been counted by youTube's viewcounter).
But there was more. So much more.
Ensign Parker on McHale's Navy. Sadly wasted as a straight man/Gilligan most of the time.
Riding with Don Knotts in all those Apple Dumpling Gang flicks.
Sports lessons aplenty as Dorf.
Destroying his partner-in-crime Harvey Korman in The Dentist sketch.
After losing at the Emmys to co-star Korman, and standing on stage just behind him as Harvey gave his thanks speech.
And on and on.
We express our heartfelt condolences to his family upon his death, our sorrow only tempered by the fact that his comedy magic will live on, via YouTube, digital discs, and whatever comes next, for another 85 years.
Not too shabby for a short kid with no prospects.