As a kid, there was NOTHING I loved more than watching the Carol Burnett Show. They were so funny and usually, when comedians laugh at themselves (or try hard not to), you aren't laughing nearly as much at them as they are at themselves. These guys were the exception to that rule, however. Not a funnier show on TV, in my opinion.
EVERYONE I ever watched that show with laughed. My grandparents. My parents. My friends.
Probably some of my heartiest laughter was shared with him and he didn't even know it.