Monday, December 31, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tom Lehrer - So long, mom

Very Doctor Strangelove-esque and perhaps more appreciated by the baby Boomers of the 1950s, Tom Lehrer raised the consciousness of the 1960's generation.

Tom Lehrer - The Vatican rag

A Jewish satirirst takes on the Pope's religion with The Vatican rag. 1960's brilliance.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

SCTV: Philosophy Street

Not a good neighborhood for learning.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Maxine's night before xmas

Richard III + Peter Sellers + Beatles!

Peter Sellers was a genius! Check him out doing Richard III... describing what "a hard day's night" he's just had!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

Argument to Beethoven's 5th

No cue cards, no teleprompters, and no second takes--legendary funnyman Sid Caesar pioneered live television sketch comedy with his 1950s sitcoms Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour. This classic sketch is "Argument to Beethoven's 5th," Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray play a married couple in a argument with pantomimed action and the dialogue is classic music.

Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour December 1968

Classic TV: In December of 1968, the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour featured appearances by the Doors (doing their single "Touch Me" and the flip side "Wild Child"), standup by George Carlin, and sketches by The Committee (an improv group that included Howard Hesseman, Peter Bonerz, Carl Gottlieb, and others). Here's the entire episode, as it re-aired on E!, complete with memories of the show from some of the people involved

Johnny Carson & the Animals

Jerry Seinfeld on Men and Women

George Carlin: Stuff

Friday, November 30, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey Drop

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Norm from 'Cheers'

Not sure what season that's from, but that still makes me chuckle. As well as rue the fact that I don't have a situation in which I could drop that on anyone. (Until now... mbwah-ha-ha-ha!) You wanna talk about a Sisyphean task, imagine having to write a "Norm entry" for all 269 episodes. (Okay, maybe a few didn't have one, but that'd be research I'm just not willing to do. Not without beer.)

Here's a collection of winners from Cheers' first season. What's your favorite?

Sunday, November 11, 2007