What about Sid?

This year’s Emmy Awards show expectedly (and rightfully) commemorated the life and career Robin Williams.

Williams’ passing was so unexpected–and his career still so fresh, so recent–that it’s no surprise his passing occupied the largest slice of the “In Memoriam” segment of the show.

But Sid Caesar died this year, too. And reflective of the way the television industry is so poorly aware of its own history, his death is easy to miss in tonight’s broadcast. It’s no exaggeration to say that Sid practically invented television as we know it. While his passing was not unexpected (he lived to be 91), and a lot of time has passed since the height of his career, Sid deserved a little more than just a head shot.

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