Co-starred with son Chris Elliott on "Get a Life"
Starred in NBC special, "Bob & Ray, Jane & Laraine & Gilda"
Contributed to PBS children's show "The Electric Company"
Won the Peabody Award
Debuted on national radio with NBC
Began first radio show with Ray Goulding, "Matinee with Bob and Ray"
Signed off each program with his catch phrase, "This is Bob Elliott, reminding you to hang by your thumbs."
With Goulding, he co-hosted an audience participation show, "Pick and Play with Bob and Ray," in 1954. The audiences, which were culled from passers-by on the street through free ticket giveaways, frequently booed the performers because they were unfamiliar with their style of comedy.
Many of their radio routines were adapted into illustrated pieces for Mad magazine.
Elliott frequently played any child characters on their radio shows, while Goulding used a falsetto voice for female characters.
With Goulding, he wrote the children's book Linda Lovely and the Fleebus (1960).