As far as I'm concerned, this world is a better place because Phyllis Diller was in it. There was simply no one like Diller. Her look was unique. Her voice was unique. Not only her physical voice but her voice, material-wise, in her stand-up comedy act. Years before Roseanne Barr hit the ABC sitcom arena with her "domestic goddess" character, Diller was making me laugh so hard I cried with her stories about her husband, Fang, and her bad housekeeping skills. ("Fang's so stupid, he thinks a royal flush is the john at Buckingham Palace." "You know how some women say 'My kitchen floor's so clean, you could eat off it'? You could eat off mine too. Lord knows there's enough food on it.") In the male-dominated field of stand-up comedy, she was a breakthrough.