Picks and Pans Review: Robert Klein: Child of the '50s—man of the '80s

updated 09/03/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/03/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Robert Klein looks like a puppy dog who's piddled on the floor but is too cute to scold. The comedian's goofy intelligence and friendly demeanor make him a hard act not to like. At 42, he's become the spokesman for those trendy marrieds settling into comfortable middle age. Oh, yes, loved the bit about sticking harmonicas in the mouths of hospital patients to monitor their breathing.

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