View Full Version : OT, for old timers.

04-22-2007, 08:52 PM
Sry for being so O-damned-T, but this video cracked me up so bad I had to share it. I thought this guy was long gone, yet here he is still making me laugh my *** off.

04-22-2007, 09:03 PM
Thank you, that had me in tears!



04-22-2007, 09:19 PM
Damn..... Thailand has blocked youtube
my life is incomplete...

04-22-2007, 09:48 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I am laugh!!!


04-23-2007, 12:08 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Mint!

04-23-2007, 07:33 AM
Never heard of him....thought it was mediocre at best(certainly not "funny") http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

04-23-2007, 08:06 AM
lol some of them was pretty good.

if you choke a smurf. what colour would he turn?? lol

i didnt understand the last one.
something about Dolly Parton

stick to Monty Python

04-23-2007, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by FluffyDucks2:
Never heard of him....thought it was mediocre at best(certainly not "funny") http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Most of his subjects were familiar to a US audience over 40. As with most impressionists, the key is 'doing' a recognizable facsimile of the subject's mannerisms and voice, and then using that base to say something at once familiar and funny (and maybe a bit out of character).

If you don't know the subject of the impression, you can't get the joke.



04-23-2007, 04:01 PM
Here's one for the oldtimers out there-anyone remember David Frye's albums from the late sixties - early seventies?

I had 'I Am the President' and 'Radio Free Nixon' (supposedly broadcast from "...the deep end of the White House pool"), and was known to play them during parties at which adult beverages and certain controlled substances were used, and it never failed to prompt at least one can of beer to passed through some unfortunate's nose.

I'd kill to get those LPs again...



04-23-2007, 04:37 PM
He once did a skit in which he was poking fun at Pres. Richard Nixon's supposed paranoia. In it, he pretends the Pres. is asking advice from a coach to try and improve his image. As he tries out the various suggestions, he transforms himself into LBJ, the president that preceded him.

His timing has slowed a bit, but I once thought he was the best at his trade.

04-23-2007, 04:48 PM
There was a bit in 'I Am the President' where President-elect Nixon and wife Pat are being given a tour of the White House by LBJ.

They get on the elevator, and LBJ announces that it is a great honor to be the President and ride on this elevator.

Nixon replies that it is a great honor to be President-elect and ride on this elevator.

Pat Nixon states that it is a great honor to be the First Lady-elect, and ride on this elevator.

You then hear Hubert H. Humphrey's (LBJ's Vice President, and the man Nixon defeated in 1968)voice saying "It is a great honor to operate this elevator."



04-23-2007, 06:08 PM
Thanks that took me back. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

04-23-2007, 10:00 PM
Back in 1976 I never missed the Rich Little Show. His impression of John Denver really used to make me laugh. But I was ten.

04-24-2007, 02:36 AM
horseback... Good one! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Voices of Rich Little... http://www.richlittle.com/voices.htm

A war story of LBJ...

Lyndon Johnson was initially assigned to Lt. Bench's aircraft, "The Virginian" #40-1508. But he apparently left the aircraft to retrieve his camera and on return he found that Lt. Col. Francis R. Stevens had taken his place on "The Virginian". Lyndon Johnson then changed aircraft from "The Virginian" to Arkie Greer's "Heckling Hare", #40-1488 just before he took off on the mission from 7 Mile airfield in Port Moresby. The crew of "Heckling Hare" apparently also knew their aircraft as "Arkansas Traveller".

This was fortuitous for Lyndon Johnson, as Bench's aircraft, "The Virginian", was boxed in so low by "Shamrock", Thunderbird" and "Boomerang" as they departed the target, that "The Virginian" flew into the water off Salamaua killing Willis Bench and all of his crew. (See Note 3).

After the mission, Lyndon Johnson returned to Australia in General Brett's B-17 Flying Fortress, #40-3097 "Swoose" flown by Captain Frank Kurtz. They almost ran out of fuel when they became lost heading for Cloncurry. They landed in the bush on Carisbrooke Station near Winton. This B-17, "Swoose", then flew back to USA with General Brett. The aircraft is on display at the National Air and Space Museum (N.A.S.M), in Washington.

The Marauders took off from 7 Mile, Port Moresby at 0851 hours. "Heckling Hare", Johnson's aircraft, developed generator problems and was forced to drop its bombs 80 miles short of the target. It returned to base arriving back at Port Moresby at 1008 hours.

Nine days after the raid, Lyndon Johnson was awarded an Amy Silver Star medal, the nation's 3rd highest medal for valour, by General MacArthur's chief of Staff, Major-General R.K. Sutherland for his participation in the above bombing raid. He often wore this medal during his term as President of the United States. He refused to discuss the details of how we won the medal. His citation read:-

"For gallantry in action in the vicinity of Port Moresby and Salamaua, New Guinea on June 9, 1942. While on a mission of obtaining information in the Southwest Pacific area, Lieutenant Commander Johnson, in order to obtain personal knowledge of combat conditions, volunteered as an observer on a hazardous aerial combat mission over hostile positions in New Guinea. As our planes neared the target area they were intercepted by eight hostile fighters. When, at this time, the plane in which Lieutenant Commander Johnson was an observer, developed mechanical trouble and was forced to turn back alone, presenting a favorable target to the enemy fighters, he evidenced marked coolness in spite of the hazards involved. His gallant action enabled him to obtain and return with valuable information."

04-24-2007, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by horseback:
Here's one for the oldtimers out there-anyone remember David Frye's albums from the late sixties - early seventies?

..... Vaughn Meader and the "First Family" albums, as well.

04-24-2007, 08:30 AM
The Firesign Theatre?