I don’t have any idols because everyone is human, and unfortunately, a lot of celebs tend to be ideologues for some reason. But then, when I did have idols they were people who achieved great things and were humble about it, like Jack Kirby. I met Jack Kirby the first time when I was 18, and he called me sir. He was a very polite man, very respectful to everyone he met.
I never cared about the Smothers Brothers myself. They were just some TV act of the 60s and early 70s. I can kind of see how Penn and Teller might have been influenced by them, but the difference is Penn and Teller have done something worthwhile, which is their TV show.
From what Penn says, Tommy Smothers sounds like a phony. That’s Hollywood for you.