Rich, Frank (2002), "TV Guy", New York Times Magazine (29
December 2002): 22-24.
[Milton] Berle became "Mr. Television" by recycling the
detritus of his countless nights on a vaudeville road
that had vanished years earlier: slambang Smith-and-Dale-style skitch
comedy, garish drag shenanigans out of "Charley's Aunt," smart-alecky
insult humor. Almost none of it was original.