Maybe you’re too young to remember, but before there was Sarah Silverman, there was Phyllis Diller. Plus Phyllis was way hotter.
Sad to hear that she passed away. She was a trailblazer. Srlsy. Made fun of herself and her husband and housekeeping skills decades before Roseanne did. She got her start when she was 37, so there’s hope for all of us. Her husband’s name was Fang, how cool is that?
She had this cigarette holder and tacky dresses, and some kind of weird dog-fur collar that were her trademarks. Her hair was inspired, we think, by Phil Spector during his trial.
A couple of her one-liners: “I once wore a peekaboo blouse. People would peek and then they’d boo.”
And, “I never made ‘Who’s Who,’ but I’m featured in ‘What’s That?’ ”
In one of her stand-up routines, she said she fed Fang and her kids garbage soup and buried her ironing in the backyard. Sounds like a plan to us.
Anyway, Mrs. Diller, you will be missed.