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Some interesting things about Tee some might not know.
Re: That is wonderfully courteous of you to do all of that for us...thank you, Chatelaine. -- LateForLunch Post Reply Top of thread Forum

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09/22/2022, 04:22:44

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He was a big fan of a comedy group from the 1970s called the Firesign (sic) Theater. So was I. We both just happened to be into great radio-style comedy. Some of their record titles we laughed at were Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers, and I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus, and Everything You Know is Wrong, and Nick Danger and the Giant Rat of Sumatra. 

Sounds weird (the players were for sure) but they did great productions complete with writing/sound-effects on par with the best old-time radio shows of yesteryear. They were amazing performers. 

I'd notice he'd sometimes quote from one of their records on posts and I'd quote back the next lines or something else from their records. What a gas!! I have lost touch with everyone else I know who shared that, so now I am the only Firesign Theater fan I know. (sad face icon) 

We both also liked National Lampoon's Radio Dinner, another comedy record similar to Firesign Theater's stuff. There was one song in particular off Radio Dinner I remember laughing with Tee about - if you've never heard it, check out, "Genius Is Pain," sung by a John Lennon impersonator. Tee appreciated the best comedy. 

Tee also was a fan of the actor Peter Falk especially in films like The In-Laws, and The Cheap Detective, and so am I. Falk was also the title-character of a popular late-1960's T.V. comedy/drama crime series known as Columbo. 'Not bad for a guy with one fake eye!!  Only in America!! HAW!!

Barry knew great writing and recognized talent when he saw it, as likely do most true fans of cinema, T.V., music, literature. 

Barry GOT Mel Brooks in a big way, same as I - particularly the darker movies like The Producers (with a song in it titled "Springtime for Hitler"), Life Stinks, Blazing Saddles, and Spaceballs. All brilliant, hilarious films. 

Modified by LateForLunch at Thu, Sep 22, 2022, 05:09:46

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