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He was also one of Louisville's favorites - born and raised here.
He had an older brother Tom who starred on the local afternoon show T-Bar-V Ranch for kids. I remember every afternoon watching "Cactus" (as he was called) and Randy Atcher. It was a local show where kids could celebrate their birthdays.
Randy Atcher and "Cactus" Tom Brooks
Those were the days.
George Gobel - (May 20, 1919 – February 24, 1991) was an American humorist, actor, and comedian. He was best known as the star of his own weekly comedy variety television series, The George Gobel Show, broadcasting from 1954 to 1959 on NBC, and on CBS from 1959 to 1960, (alternating in its final season with The Jack Benny Program). He was also a familiar panelist on the NBC game show Hollywood Squares.
Hellzapoppin' (A chaotic stage sensation during its Broadway run in the late 1930s, the 1941 big-screen rendition of “Hellzapoppin’” stands out for completely transmogrifying its meta theatricality into an absurdist parody of the still quite young cinematic medium. The unifying element between the two shows is the long-forgotten vaudeville duo of Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, who bumble their way through a fractured fourth-wall production that largely spoofs the conventions of stage musicals. The film introduces a Pirandellian device that finds the projectionist (Shemp Howard) becoming a character in the story (if you can call it that) by fouling up the presentation of the movie. Hellzapoppin' is probably also one of the first films to 'break the 4th wall' with dialogue constantly being directed to the movie audience)
Calling it a night...........................
Edward John Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor, and activist. Her comedic style takes the form of rambling whimsical monologues and self-referential pantomime. Izzard's stand-up comedy tours have included Live at the Ambassadors, Definite Article, Glorious, Dress to Kill, Circle, Stripped and Force Majeure.
Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity (is ventriloquist Jeff Dunham's second Comedy Central special, which premiered on September 17, 2007. It features the puppets of Walter, Peanut, and José Jalapeño on a Stick as well as two new characters: Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and a new version of Melvin the Superhero. (The old Melvin appeared in an episode of Comedy Central Presents.))
I have a few of his DVDs. I could watch this guy all day, so funny................................
Kermit the Frog is a Muppet character created and originally performed by Jim Henson. Introduced in 1955, Kermit serves as the everyman protagonist of numerous Muppet productions, most notably Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, as well as in other television series, feature films, specials, and public service announcements through the years. He served as a mascot of The Jim Henson Company and appeared in various Henson projects.
Lightbulb Joke (is a joke cycle that asks how many people of a certain group are needed to change, replace, or screw in a light bulb. Generally, the punch line answer highlights a stereotype of the target group. There are numerous versions of the lightbulb joke satirizing a wide range of cultures, beliefs and occupations. Although lightbulb jokes tend to be derogatory in tone (e.g., "How many drummers..." / "Four: one to hold the light bulb and three to drink until the room spins"), the people targeted by them may take pride in the stereotypes expressed and are often themselves the jokes' originators, as in "How many Germans does it take to change a lightbulb? One, we're very efficient but not funny." where the joke itself becomes a statement of ethnic pride. Lightbulb jokes applied to subgroups can be used to ease tensions between them)
Super Lame Light-Bulb Jokes - Light Humor To Brighten Your Day!These super lame light bulb jokes are so funny I know you'll laugh. Laughter is the best medi...
another form of a Light Bulb joke.............................
M*A*S*H - (an acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It was developed by Larry Gelbart as the first original spin-off series adapted from the 1970 feature film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on Richard Hooker's 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The series follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War (1950–53). The ensemble cast originally featured Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers as surgeons Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce and "Trapper" John McIntyre, the protagonists of the show, joined by Larry Linville as surgeon Frank Burns, Loretta Swit as head nurse Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, McLean Stevenson as company commander Henry Blake, Gary Burghoff as company clerk Walter "Radar" O'Reilly, Jamie Farr as orderly Maxwell Klinger, and William Christopher as the chaplain, Father Mulcahy. Over the run of the show, several members of the main cast were replaced: Wayne Rogers was replaced by Mike Farrell as B. J. Hunnicutt, McLean Stevenson was replaced by Harry Morgan as Colonel Sherman Potter, Frank Burns was replaced by David Ogden Stiers as Charles Emerson Winchester III, and Gary Burghoff left; with the Maxwell Klinger character moving into the company clerk role. The series varied in style and tone – including broad comedy and tragic drama – which can be attributed to fluctuating writing staff over the life of the show, and the variety of sources contributing to the stories, such as actor Alan Alda and surgeons who served in the Korean War. The show's title sequence features an instrumental version of "Suicide Is Painless," the original film's theme song. The television series is the best-known of the M*A*S*H works, and one of the highest-rated shows in U.S. television history. Its final episode, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", was the most-watched television broadcast in American history from 1983 until 2010, and remains both the most-watched finale of any television series and the most-watched episode of a scripted series.
Comment: Loved that show!
Original cast of main characters
Cast of main characters at the end
It was also one of my favorites....................
No, No, Nanette (is a musical comedy with lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach, music by Vincent Youmans, and a book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel, based on Mandel's 1919 Broadway play My Lady Friends. The farcical story involves three couples who find themselves together at a cottage in Atlantic City in the midst of a blackmail scheme, focusing on a young, fun-loving Manhattan heiress who naughtily runs off for a weekend, leaving her unhappy fiancé. Its songs include the well-known "Tea for Two" and "I Want to Be Happy". During its 1924 pre-Broadway tour, No, No, Nanette became a hit in Chicago, and the production stayed there for over a year. In 1925, the show opened both on Broadway and in the West End, running 321 and 665 performances respectively. Film versions and revivals followed. A popular 1971 Broadway revival, with a book adapted by Burt Shevelove, led to the piece becoming a favorite of school and community groups for a time. A popular myth holds that the show was financed by selling baseball's Boston Red Sox superstar Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, resulting in the "Curse of the Bambino." However, it was My Lady Friends, rather than No, No, Nanette, that was directly financed by the Ruth sale)
Calling it a night...............................
One Foot in the Grave is a British television sitcom written by David Renwick. There were six series (each consisting of six half-hour shows) and seven Christmas specials over a period of ten years from early 1990 to late 2000. The first five series were broadcast between January 1990 and January 1995. For the next five years, the show appeared only as Christmas specials, followed by one final series in 2000.
The series features the exploits of Victor Meldrew, played by Richard Wilson, and his long-suffering wife, Margaret, played by Annette Crosbie. The programmes invariably deal with Meldrew's battle against a long series of problems, some of which he creates for himself. Set in an unnamed town in southern England, Victor takes involuntary early retirement. His various efforts to keep himself busy while encountering various misfortunes and misunderstandings are the themes of the sitcom. Despite its traditional production, the series subverts its domestic sitcom setting with elements of black humour and surrealism.