I don't think we'll ever see a better version of the good-hearted dumb guy. He always made me laugh on "Newhart" and reruns of "The (old) Bob Newhart Show". My dad loved him on the the old Steve Allen show and my nephews laughed like crazy when he was on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody".
I'm glad he'll live forever in reruns, practically every night, somewhere.
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Jennings would make great marketing sense, but he's been critical about the show's production on his blogs. I dunno if he'd have the stamina to put up with the show's style, specifically the director's adoration of older female contestants.