This made me really sad this morning. This was the man who did the dirty work to make successes of both the Muppet Show and Mr. Show. I had the chance to meet/be around him several times and I have never felt more star struck, or satisfied that this iconic figure was before me and had exceeded every expectation. The video "Bob Pitches a Movie" that I made with Bob Odenkirk was shot in Bernie's office at Brillstein Grey, and it was like being in the Museum of Awesome. He had leather-bound scripts of his client's projects, like Gary Shandling's Show, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, The Cable Guy and the Run Ronnie Run script that I had been tasked to make for him as a production assistant nine years ago. He also still used this giant 1960s style phone box on his desk, that had a tiny LED scroll that would display messages from his assistant about who was calling, and below that were four giant buttons labeled "take a message" "i will return the call" and things like that. Why fuck with something that works? He took that philosophy into the developing of comedy, and for that, all the Mr. Show/Tenacious D fans should be grateful.