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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 Matt Blankman   ~  May 14, 2012 9:37 am

Franklin Ajaye?

2 Alex Belth   ~  May 14, 2012 9:41 am

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.

3 Matt Blankman   ~  May 14, 2012 9:47 am

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.

4 garydsimms   ~  May 14, 2012 10:35 am

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!!!)

5 Bama Yankee   ~  May 14, 2012 10:57 am

Boy, we wore that Eddie Murphy cassette out back in the day...

6 Alex Belth   ~  May 14, 2012 11:24 am

5) I almost failed math in 10th grade quoting that album with my friend Paul.

7 Bama Yankee   ~  May 14, 2012 12:35 pm

[6] 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"

8 Matt Blankman   ~  May 14, 2012 1:33 pm

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.

9 Alex Belth   ~  May 14, 2012 1:39 pm

Yeah, I just can't help myself.

7) "I'm taking the Hell Express."

10 Matt Blankman   ~  May 14, 2012 1:44 pm

May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?

11 Alex Belth   ~  May 14, 2012 2:46 pm

10) We should have t shirts made.

12 Bruce Markusen   ~  May 14, 2012 5:58 pm

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.

13 Matt Blankman   ~  May 14, 2012 11:41 pm

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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