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Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:15 PM

Eclectic Comedienne Judy Tenuta Dies at 72

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Fans loved her for her characters "The Love Goddess" and "Aphrodite of the Accordion."

Read more: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/judy-tenuta-dead-eclectic-comedienne-1235235361/

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Reply Eclectic Comedienne Judy Tenuta Dies at 72 (Original post)
ultralite001 Oct 6 OP
bahboo Oct 6 #1
Lemon Lyman Oct 6 #2
Chicago1980 Oct 6 #3
aggiesal Oct 6 #4
Upthevibe Oct 6 #5
ZonkerHarris Oct 6 #6
calimary Oct 6 #7
littlemissmartypants Oct 6 #8
progressoid Oct 6 #9
Hassin Bin Sober Oct 7 #35
ultralite001 Oct 6 #10
SCantiGOP Oct 6 #15
ultralite001 Oct 6 #16
rubbersole Oct 6 #19
panfluteman Oct 6 #24
SCantiGOP Oct 8 #36
crickets Oct 7 #33
TheBlackAdder Oct 6 #11
SergeStorms Oct 6 #12
CentralMass Oct 6 #13
Judi Lynn Oct 6 #14
JohnnyRingo Oct 7 #27
MontanaMama Oct 6 #17
Yavin4 Oct 6 #18
raising2moredems Oct 6 #20
LymphocyteLover Oct 6 #21
StClone Oct 6 #22
Polybius Oct 6 #23
Grokenstein Oct 7 #25
JohnnyRingo Oct 7 #26
videohead5 Oct 7 #28
ultralite001 Oct 7 #32
crickets Oct 7 #34
GreenWave Oct 7 #29
Mysterian Oct 7 #30
Brenda Oct 7 #31

Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:26 PM

1. Aw man...LOVED her. And 72? The hell...

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:41 PM

2. RIP

Ovarian cancer.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:55 PM

3. The L.A. Times has her at 65...

Doesn't matter really

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:59 PM

4. Condolenses to her family and friends ...

I learned to play the accordion and won state championships.
Yes there were accordion tournaments, back in the day.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:03 PM

5. .................

..................R.I.P.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:11 PM

6. "Friends are just enemies that don't have the guts to kill you" - Judy Tentua

RIP Judy

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:23 PM

7. Aw, man, this has been a bad year for celebrities.

Those "In Memorian" segments at the end of the year or at next year's Oscars are gonna be LOOOOOONNNNNNNG.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:27 PM

9. Aw. She was great.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 10:57 PM

35. My brother always used to talk about her live shows back in the 80s when she was..

…working clubs in the Chicago burbs. I never saw a show but my brother and his buddies were big fans.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:38 PM

10. Judy Tenuta Stand Up Comedy "Women of the Night" Special

from “On Location: Women of the Night,” HBO. 1987.

Part 1



Part 2

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Response to ultralite001 (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 09:07 PM

15. Thanks for posting that

I can’t believe how much I remembered, like the fact that she had her own religion - Judyism.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 09:15 PM

16. After all this time...

She could still crack me up...

Be well...

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 09:41 PM

19. Yes, thank you for posting.

I've only heard her when she came on the Stephanie Miller Show. Not recently though. That's a great clip.

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Response to ultralite001 (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 11:05 PM

24. I Just Watched Those Videos of Her on YouTube - What a CRAZY Comedic Genius!!!

Now there was one lady who sure wasn't afraid to do her own thing!

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Response to panfluteman (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 8, 2022, 01:03 PM

36. Hi, pigs

was her usual greeting to the audience when she walked out on stage.

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Response to ultralite001 (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 08:24 PM

33. Thank you for posting these.

Comedy was trending hot on TV back in the '80s and Judy Tenuta was among the best. I'm so sorry not to have seen her in later years. She's the kind of "petite flower" who sticks with you; you can't forget her brand of humor once you've heard it.

She lived a full life, but still seems gone too soon. She was amazing, and she will be missed.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:40 PM

11. 🕯

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:41 PM

12. Wow.

Too young. Too young. She was a funny woman.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:47 PM

13. RIP. I always laughed at her routine. Well at keast she has some videos that live on

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:52 PM

14. If only she could have overcome her shyness....



One of a kind!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 02:01 AM

27. Hahahaha

Quite a eulogy.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 09:36 PM

17. Jeez. Judy was one of a kind. Funny as hell.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 09:37 PM

18. RIP. A great comedian.

An even better person.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:08 PM

20. Damn...

She was the opening act when I saw her. As a male who was late to his seat sauntered down the aisle, she stopped and said "way to be on time slime". Anyone who toured with George Carlin is okay in my book.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:13 PM

21. Shoot. I heard her on the Stephanie Miller show a few months back

she was hilarious on the show and I looked up some of her old routines-- genius. RIP.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:13 PM

22. Last time I saw her was as a guest on "Stephanie Miller"

I always thought she was funny as hell, cool, quirky, and cute. Had a crush on her for years.

Stephanie and Judy were dear friends and may take part of her show tomorrow to address this big loss

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:40 PM

23. Wow, I had totally forgotten about her

I loved her comedy in the 90's, but hadn't heard her name in years. RIP.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 01:06 AM

25. I only ever knew her from "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist"

but she was a gas in that show. You can hear Katz cracking up, and he never cracked up during a bit.


(jump to 7:20 for the beginning of her segment)

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 01:58 AM

26. As a Pollack, I've lost my guiding light.

Her humor leaves a hole in my heart that will not be easy to fill.
Considering the maggots and human stinkbugs (lookin' at you Jr) who survive I ask "Why? Why Judy?"

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 02:09 AM

28. Here she is on Match Game

This is a later version of Match Game, she was never on the original. this was a famous blooper...RIP.

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Response to videohead5 (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 04:48 PM

32. Hopping???!!!

That is all...

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Response to videohead5 (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 09:00 PM

34. This version of Match Game isn't quite on par with the original, but...

that energizer bunny question was hilarious! I was close, and so was Judy, but Vicki Lawrence nailed it. Too funny!

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 10:38 AM

29. This young lady had me ROTFLMFAO

And it happened quite a lot.

Farewell sweet comedienne.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 03:21 PM

30. She was someone special

It's been a long time since I've heard her name but I remember her as someone quirky and very charming.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 03:23 PM

31. Aw, crap.

RIP Judy, you were hilarious!

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