Andy Rooney, the often nonsensical and always hilarious 60 Minutes figure who delivers his worldly observations through Sunday essay’s is calling it quits after 33 years with the show.
Since 1978 Rooney has delivered 1,097 essay’s to his audience, often while critics have said he’s “out of touch” with modern culture, a fact that only made his rants all the more fun to watch.
Speaking about Rooney’s departure CBS News chief Jeff Fager revealed:
“There’s nobody like Andy and there never will be,” and “His contributions to 60 Minutes are immeasurable; he’s also a great friend. It’s harder for him to do it every week, but he will always have the ability to speak his mind on 60 Minutes when the urge hits him.”
For some reason I picture Andy Rooney leaving the show but then showing up to do his spot every week, sometimes I feel like he’s not just “out of touch” but missing a bit of reality.
Are you a fan of Rooney’s nonsensical Sunday essay’s? I kid about his craziness but I’m actually sad to see him leaving, my wife and I couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say every week.