Earlier this week, comedian Bob Einstein sadly passed away.
On Friday, star-comedian Jerry Seinfeld published a very entertaining tribute to Einstein on Twitter that really sums up his life and career in about five minutes.
We made this little tribute to one of our favorite people ever in the world of comedy, the one and only Bob Einstein.
(And yes, I did give him the car..) pic.twitter.com/0cVMIERSL1
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) January 5, 2019
Einstein is one of those guys you think you know but just can’t place.
He has made appearances on dozens of different shows doing bit parts, but never truly made it big on his own.
Einstein’s contributions, however, to shows like “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and “The John Byner Comedy Hour” are legendary.
His big moment came when he was finally given his own animated series called “Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire.”
He did have his own feature film, “The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave,” but it went straight to DVD.
What You Didn’t Know
Super Dave Osborne was created in 1972 specifically for “The John Byner Comedy Hour.”
David Letterman loved the character, resulting in regular appearances on his late-night TV show.
Jerry Seinfeld absolutely loved the character and the man, which is how he made his way to “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Later, when Seinfeld created “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Einstein would be the only comedian to have ever made two appearances with Seinfeld, both of which were absolutely hilarious (and used for the tribute Seinfeld made).
Another fact you may not know about Einstein is that he is the brother of famed comedian Albert Brooks.
While he may not have had the star power of Seinfeld or Letterman, there is little doubt this man was integral to their fame.
Rest in Peace, Super Dave… we will miss you.