1993 Comedy Hall of Fame special

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The Comedy Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 to — according to its Facebook page — "elevate comedy to its proper place among the literate arts".

On November 24, 1993, the organization's first induction ceremony/special aired on NBC. Miss Piggy served as the first presenter to announce its roster of inductees: Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, George Burns, Walter Matthau, Red Skelton (which she pronounces "Skeleton"), and Jonathan Winters. She initially includes herself in the list, before an interruption from host John Ritter informs her that she's not being honored.

Other participants included Jason Alexander, Tim Conway, Jack Lemmon, Richard Lewis, Paul Reiser, Burt Reynolds, and Sharon Stone. The special was co-written by Buz Kohan and George Schlatter.

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