We highlighted this waaaay back around the time it was released, but decided to give it a second showing today for a few reasons:
- After all this time, some folks will have forgotten about it;
- Countless others will not have seen it the first time around; and
- My two sons really, really like it…
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.
In case you (somehow) hadn’t heard, one of the best family films in recent memory will finally get its sequel:
(via Total Film) – “…Yep, The Incredibles 2 is a reality, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Officially announced by Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger at today’s shareholder’s meeting, that sound you can probably hear is Pixar fans’ brains exploding.
The project is in the very early stages – Brad Bird has only just put pen to paper – but just the fact that Disney / Pixar will be continuing the adventures of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and their children Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack is reason enough to celebrate…”
And the official “Tweet” is below:
Who knew? I’m ALSO living an “Alternative Lifestyle”.
Welcome to the new-and-improved United States of America, where traditional maturity and responsible decision-making are now considered to be “counter-cultural”…
This Detroit mother-of-two needs to spend a few hours at the shooting range to improve her accuracy, but all-in-all this goes in the books as a “win”.
Video courtesy of WXYZ – Detroit:
My beautiful wife was homeschooling our two sons when I left for work this morning and she was doing a wonderful job, as always. For whatever reason, this video then jumped into my mind, …and made me chuckle.
Our boys are older than the ones in the clip, but I can still relate to every word. We posted this a couple years back and, after watching it again, it seems to hold up nicely.
I’ll reiterate here what I said back then: “…if ALL hip-hop was this entertaining, I’d listen to it waaaay more often…”
Comedian Louie Anderson just makes me laugh.
His routines were (usually) perfectly clean, and his animated kid’s show “Life With Louie” was extremely funny, yet sweet. Still can’t understand why they don’t formally release it on DVD: it won two Emmy’s, after all.
Anyway, the following clip is from the ‘Tonight Show’ on Thanksgiving Day, 1987…, and it’s just as funny now as it was then.
Happy Thanksgiving, gang.