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Carol Burnett: TV humor today sounds like it was “written by teenage boys in a locker room”

Can’t argue with anything Carol and Tim say here:

First, let me give credit to Piers Morgan, of whom I’m usually highly critical. He conducted a solid interview, and let his guests respond without arguing with them, in and of itself an exceedingly rare occurrence.

But the primary takeaway I had after watching the entire interview was how far modern television has fallen from my youth. As a member of the generation which grew up watching Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, et al on TV with my entire family, those shows not only were clever then, they are still clever now.

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Just got back from vacation……..and really don’t have time (or energy) to post anything today.


Here’s one of my favorite routines, from one of my favorite comedians. Don’t think I’ve heard this since school, and I recall being rather jealous that I didn’t think of it first.

Have a good Wednesday, and we’ll be back to normal tomorrow.

CLASSIC: “Abe Lincoln vs. Madison Avenue”

Another of my favorites from Bob Newhart.

Just like most of his humor, this is still just as pertinent now as it was then. Consider this was back in 1960, too. The man is seriously under-appreciated.

Turn up the volume and enjoy.


CLASSIC – “The Grace L. Ferguson Airline”

It’s a holiday weekend, and folks are busy. So, I’m gonna keep most of the political stuff to a minimum.

OK, I maaaay put up one. Sue me.

But for now just relax, turn the volume up, and listen to another classic from Bob Newhart. As I have previously noted, these two albums were the first such records (yes, records, as in vinyl) that I ever heard and they remain my favorites to this day.
The humor is also absent any swearing, and good luck finding that on a comedy album today.



CLASSIC: “The Driving Instructor”

Mom and Dad had our records stored in the old GE Stereophonic Console in the living room, and as a kid I went through them all. Henry Mancini, Sing Along with Mitch Miller!, at least 50 various & sundry Christmas albums, ….and Bob Newhart. This classic Newhart bit may have been the first comedy routine that I ever heard, and it’s still one of my favorites.

It’s Saturday, and I could use a good laugh. Hope you can, too.