Friday, July 19, 2013

Coffee and a fag

My knowledge of American and English history is very limited but I assume Bob Newhart is talking to Sir Walter Raleigh. I haven't heard this for a long time, so if you haven't heard it, do listen, and if you have, have a listen again.



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  1. Andrew, Hilarious. Haven't heard that one in a while. I particularly remember another one he did called The Driving Instructor. They're all comedy gems.

    David.

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    1. David, I thought people over a certain age would have heard it. It would be good for some younger people to enjoy it. I listened to the Driving Instructor one too which I thought I might put up next week, and there are a couple of others. But not all are great.

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  2. Thanks Andrew, I went looking for my favourite Newhart and just laughed myself into a coughing fit over -
    "Hi, I'm Larry, and this is my brother Daryl and this is my other brother Daryl".
    The Right Honourable Bob Newhart was hilarious, and did it all without any obscenity.

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    1. Ann, I don't know that one. I shall give it a listening. Funny how comedians now maintain they have to swear because people expect it.

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    2. Good one, Ann. I remember recordings of his sketches [e.g. tobacco, the driving instructor] but didn't know there was a full blown sitcom.

      The man is a genius.

      If we are voting/polling, I love the one where he is a football coach, motivating players to go out and win.

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  3. thanks for my Newhart morning: in this great interview about his appearance on Big Bang Theory, this comedy LEGEND said he was worried the audience would not know who he was.

    I loved BBT right from the start and Jim Parsons makes me swoon even though I know he is not in any of my categories. sigh.

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    1. BBT ignorant here Em Stacks

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  4. Great tape! Sir Walter Raleigh was supposed to have tried to persuade the monarch to try smoking in 1600. The trouble is that Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, so she would have been mewling and puking on the floor at that tragic stage in her life.

    But it doesn't matter. I haven't heard the Newhart tape for decades, and I still remembered it off by heart :)

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    1. Ah, some history Hels. It is quite clever.

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  5. Did I not hear right. He says he is in England and is speaking to someone in America called Wal. So how could that be Walter Raleigh. He looks like he is supposed to be Raleigh. I'm confused but it was funny.

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    1. I don't know Diane. Was Raleigh the bloke who laid out his cloak on the ground? A tiny amount of knowledge is a dangerous thing.

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  6. I don't usually like american humour very much (with the notable exception of Frasier), but Bob was very funny and very creative.

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    1. Craig, I liked older American humour. The present humour I seldom get. It is mostly too obvious.

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  7. That was funny and who was to know that the world now run on coffee and it was running on tobacco years ago.
    Merle........

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    1. Indeed Merle. What a thing began with dried leaves put into you mouth and set alight and pouring hot water over beans.

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