Abe Vigoda Tributed by Conan With Late Night Clip Reel — Watch Video

On TV, the late Abe Vigoda was best known for his role as Barney Miller‘s Det. Phil Fish, but the three-time Emmy nominee was also known for making regular appearances on NBC’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien.

On Tuesday, O’Brien and Conan sidekick Andy Richter shared fond memories of Vigoda, a “lovely person” who was always game to appear in the “silliest thing.” Take for instance this selection of clips, which includes the time he subbed in for a Christmas tree as part of a Late Night holiday segment, or when he appeared as the eponymous subject of a “total Vigoda eclipse.”

Watch O’Brien and Richter’s tribute above.