The surviving main cast of The Carol Burnett Show reacts to Phyllis Diller's passing at the ripe old age of 95 today:
"Phyllis has been a dear friend for many years. She was a pioneer for women stand-up comedians. I was with her a few weeks ago, and she had me on the floor with a few choice jokes. Funny, charming and loving...I'll miss her."—Carol Burnett
"Phyllis Diller came through a mine field of male comedians when she arrived on the comedy scene and she defused them all. She won her place in the Hall of Comedy as the First Lady. I will miss her."—Tim Conway
"Ninety-five years old. Pretty damned incredible! She was one of the original pioneers in a truly male-dominated industry. And yet, she was one of the nicest, kindest, funniest, sincerest women I have ever known. She is, and forever will be, a genuine, pivotal piece of comedy history. She had such a gentle, hysterical way of laughing at herself without ever making us feel uncomfortable about laughing with her. Study up, youngsters! She was one of a kind!"—Vicki Lawrence
No word on what Lyle Waggoner thinks on the subject. Harvey Korman died at 81 in 2008.