My copy of Frye's "I Am the President" LP was played so much that you could see daylight through it. (The selection of Frye-doing-Nixon clips available on YouTube is pretty thin, unfortunately. Buy the CD.)
Frye died last week at age 76. The Washington Post obituary contained this puzzling comment:
But his most memorable character by far was Nixon, whom Mr. Frye portrayed as a tortured soul with darting eyes, flaring brows, scowling lips and deep-seated insecurities.
Hard believe this has to be explained to the Post, of all newspapers, but that's like saying someone "portrayed" a cow as a domesticated four-legged mammalian ungulate. Surely at this point we can all admit that Nixon really was all those unwholesome things. Frye didn't make those traits up; his gift was being able to make that lamentable state of affairs funny.
And from the p3 archives:
Here's a post on Frye following the 2008 death of conservative icon William F. Buckley, another of Frye's well-roasted targets.
And here's a 2007 post comparing George Bush's "I'm the decider" announcement with Nixon's "Let me make one thing perfectly clear," a verbal tick that Frye turned into a nationwide catchphrase.