He's laughing all the way to the bank! I saw him in that episode of The Twilight Zone. Gremlins, wasn't it? He started out as a character actor, then the first ever on television interracial kiss with Nichelle Williams. The man doesn't care if he's a laughing stock... as I said, he's laughing all the way to the bank.
What's great is he still makes fun of himself (and again, laughing all the way to the bank!) And who would have thought Star Trek would last all those decades and feature films later? And they showed us Nimoy in "In Search Of" films when I was in high school. Go figure.