In my humble opinion, this is still one of the all-time best comedy bits, ever.
Growing up, we kept our LPs*** stored in a new (at the time) GE Stereophonic Console in the living room, and as a kid I went through them all: Henry Mancini, Sing Along with Mitch Miller!, dozens of sundry Christmas albums, Bill Cosby, ….and Bob Newhart.
Below is probably the very first comedy routine I ever heard, and the parent album won a Grammy Award back in 1961. Yet it’s a testament to its simple brilliance that it still works perfectly 50+ years later.
(***For everyone born AFTER 1985: an “LP” was a long-playing record. Oh, and a “record” was kinda like a CD, only bigger and a tad more temperamental.
Of course, in another ten years, I’ll probably need to explain what a “CD” is, too…)