10 Times Jerry Stiller Was Hysterical

With the passing of Jerry Stiller at 92, we've lost a true comedy great.

That's putting it mildly! (GIF via GIPHY)

Check out this list of 10 times Stiller was utterly hilarious!

(10) The New York Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller (1999)

The stand-out moment has to be Jason Alexander's non-blue song intro:

(9) The Ed Sullivan Show (1964)

Gotta love the chemistry between edgy Stiller and Meara, who died in 2015, who always played up her innocence and femininity:

(8) The Tonight Show (1960s, possibly 1970)

Simply revealing their names during this computer-dating sketch was all it took to get laughs:

(7) Tattletales (1974)

Stiller and Meara were one of the first three couples ever to appear on Tattletales (only Elaine Joyce is living from the premier episode). Here, watch how Stiller and Meara nimbly ad-lib, make fun of themselves and win — even when they don't actually win:

(6) The King of Queens (1998-2007)

A compilation of some of Arthur Spooner's best quips:

(5) The Ritz (1976)

Stiller drew raves for his work on Broadway in The Ritz (1975), and he was hysterical in the before-its-time film version. Check out this priceless "production short" about the movie:

(4) The Threepenny Opera (1956)

Stiller was Crook-Finger Jake off-Broadway in this 1956 production:

(3) Seinfeld's "The Strike" Episode (1997)

Stiller's Frank Costanza invented an anti-materialist holiday, Festivus, that has lingered in the culture ever since, characterized by its embittered "airing of grievances":

(2) Seinfeld's "The Serenity Now" Episode (1997)

Frank Costanza had something of an anger-management issue, and his hokey use of a quack's "serenity now" mantra didn't quite contain it:

(1) Seinfeld's "The Little Kicks" Episode (1996):

Truly an episode for the ages, "The Little Kicks" combined some of Seinfeld's most memorable storylines — Kramer as a bootlegger, Elaine as a terrible dancer — and ended with Frank Costanza challenging Elaine Benes to a fistfight. The scene was almost impossible for the cast to film without breaking up, evidence of which remains in the final takes used:

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