I inherited a couple of crates of comedy albums this weekend. Here’s some of the haul…
and even a couple of cassettes:
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1) Oh, yeah. And I got BOTH of his albums. I only had the one, not the record pictured above. Also a Stiller and Meara record.
I remember Ajaye from movies & TV, but I don't think I have ever heard his albums.
I was just telling someone about Bob Newhart's routine about the security guard at the Empire State Building.
With the recent untimely death of Peter Bergman, I decided to look for copies of the Firesign Theater, esp. their album called "Waiting for the Electrician or Somebody Like Him." Found a download on Amazon. As Paul Simon said in a totally different context, "Still Crazy after All These Years" - and totally mind boggling in a way that some of these comedians could never touch. (Except, maybe, Myron....what a hoot!!!)
Boy, we wore that Eddie Murphy cassette out back in the day...
5) I almost failed math in 10th grade quoting that album with my friend Paul.
 Yeah, I know what you mean. We all used to quote every line of that routine verbatim. Now, that stuff is stuck in my brain and I can't get it out... ;-) I can't tell you what I had for breakfast yesterday but I can quote all the different breakfast names that Eddie used in the "Buckwheat" bit... "That's my big sister, she's a prostitute, her name is Trix"
I still routinely drop lines from Steve Martin's 70s standup albums into every day conversation, without really thinking about it. Kind of like Alex did with the title of this thread.
Yeah, I just can't help myself.
7) "I'm taking the Hell Express."
May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?
10) We should have t shirts made.
I find it hard to look at images of Freddie Prinze, given his suicide at such a young age. He was an incredibly talented, funny guy who had the ability to act; by all rights, we should be looking at 35 years of his work right now as a star of comedy, TV, and potentially movies. Such a sad story.
Thankfully I remembered in time to DVR the PBS American Masters on Johnny Carson that ran Monday night. Definitely worth the time. Alex, you would definitely dig it - I'm sure it will be on a few more times this week if you missed it.
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