IJBFC Chat - October 7, 2018

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Kathy Fuller Seeley - 4:58 PM

wow, am I the first one here?

 

R.Hookie - 4:58 PM

Hi Kathy

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 4:58 PM

hey, how are you?

 

R.Hookie - 4:59 PM

Just fine… adding potato sauce to my chicken

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 4:59 PM

yum! add the green stuff, too, to make it digestible. Those are marvelous fake ads

 

M. Mitchell Marmel - 4:59 PM

Jell-O again!

 

Walt Keay - 4:59 PM

re re Y’all

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:00 PM

has fall started yet where you live?

 

R.Hookie - 5:00 PM

I’m gonna need to look those up… but not after eating

 

Roger - 5:00 PM

Hello everyone!

 

Walt Keay - 5:00 PM

been away a long time…. former screen name diogenesNY

 

Tom Vorce - 5:00 PM

Good evening, folks!

 

Roger - 5:01 PM

First time since the Spring for me.

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:01 PM

its only 90 in Austin, that is “Fall like”

 

R.Hookie - 5:01 PM

Hi folks! It’s gonna be rainy all week here in Sioux Falls

 

Roger - 5:01 PM

Raining in Central Illinois.

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:02 PM

lots of Midwestern/Plains rain, but I won’t turn it down, in Texas

 

M. Mitchell Marmel - 5:02 PM

78 and clear in NW Arkansas.

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:02 PM

Hi folks

Hey, good group tonight!

 

Walt Keay - 5:02 PM

75F and clear in Durham NC

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:02 PM

howdy, Laura! Have you found a way to keep your George Burns toiletries from falling off the wall?

 

R.Hookie - 5:02 PM

Hi Laura!

 

Walt Keay - 5:03 PM

re Laura

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:03 PM

Kathy - I just need to get some thicker plastic. Need to go back to the shop to get another one cut!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:03 PM

hooray for plexiglass

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:03 PM

So how’s everyone doing tonight? Sounds like everyone is staying warm

 

Roger - 5:04 PM

Doing fine!

 

R.Hookie - 5:04 PM

In the house, yes… outside, rainy

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:04 PM

It’s a beautiful day here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Tom Vorce - 5:05 PM

Doing well. 50 degrees, raining and chilly in central Arizona.

 

Roger - 5:05 PM

Will be tomorrow in Central Illinois and in the 80s.

 

R.Hookie - 5:05 PM

Near the canyon?

 

Tom Vorce - 5:06 PM

The Grand Canyon? Not really, but it’s about 100 miles north of me.

 

R.Hookie - 5:06 PM

ok

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:06 PM

That’s like people saying to me, “I’m coming to Los Angeles! Let’s get together!”

Great, you going to make the 450-mile drive up here?

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:07 PM

so, I will share that Jack Benny has won an award! I get to go to the Lincoln Center NYPLibrary on Friday to pick up the Theater Library Association award for him, yay!

 

M. Mitchell Marmel - 5:07 PM

Yay!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:07 PM

Bravo! Bravo!

Mazel tov.

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:07 PM

I will dig around in the Lincoln Center Peforming Arts Library for Benny goodies

 

Roger - 5:08 PM

What is the aware for?

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:08 PM

Kathy - That’s where I got the John Moran “Jack Benny” opera.

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:08 PM

thank you!!!! This group’s support has been SO WONDERFUL

 

Roger - 5:08 PM

award for?

Theodore Michael Konek

5:08 PM

Hi Everyone!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:08 PM

Hi Ted!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:08 PM

oh Roger, you are kind-- my book “Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy” yay

 

Roger - 5:08 PM

Is it for your book Kathy?

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:09 PM

Roger - Yep

 

Roger - 5:09 PM

Congratulations!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:09 PM

of course its going to cost me more to go there than the award they will give me, but the last time I won anything, I was 12. So what the heck

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:09 PM

OK, on that happy note, let’s watch a show with some bonus features today!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:09 PM

yay!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:09 PM

https://www.watch2gether.com/rooms/ijbfc-mbrm7osc3l5p85x3t9

For anyone who joins the room while the video is in progress, please join us at the link above!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:56 PM

Welcome back!

 

R.Hookie - 5:57 PM

Fun trip!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:57 PM

Thoughts, comments, observations?

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:57 PM

THANKS Laura for the great Smothers Brothers stuff! Did Les Moonves cooperate?

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:57 PM

Kathy - Nah, I refused his advances.

 

R.Hookie - 5:57 PM

uh-oh

 

Tom Vorce - 5:57 PM

I’ve never seen the Smothers Brothers show bits. Very enjoyable!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:57 PM

I was really impressed by the potential of Smothers+ Benny + Burns and I am sorry there weren’t more shows

 

M. Mitchell Marmel - 5:58 PM

Good stuffs!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:58 PM

I know Jack was on one other Smothers Brothers show, but I’m pretty sure George wasn’t on it.

 

R.Hookie - 5:58 PM

That was very fuhn!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:58 PM

Could have been because of the political trouble the Smothers Bros got into, but that was not until Summer 1968…

 

R.Hookie - 5:58 PM

fun

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:58 PM

While we’re thinking of it, requests for next month?

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:58 PM

turkeys!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:58 PM

Oh the Kingston Trio episode?  

 

R.Hookie - 5:58 PM

Yeah… turkeys

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:59 PM

OK, actually, something comes to mind for that.

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:59 PM

Peter Paul and Mary, some time?

 

Laura Leibowitz - 5:59 PM

But I won’t spoil the surprise.

Kathy - Oh man, I wish I could get the unedited version for you of that show!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 5:59 PM

wow, would so love to see

 

R.Hookie - 5:59 PM

Me too.

 

Laura Leibowitz - 6:00 PM

It’s the only ep I know where they used something different over the closing credits.

 

Walt Keay - 6:00 PM

always up for one of the Barbara Nichols episodes  

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 6:00 PM

even the Chimps, for a future gathering

 

Laura Leibowitz - 6:00 PM

Ah, that’s a good thought.

So other thoughts on the shows we just watched, other than what we’ve said? Anything else Benny-wise on your minds tonight?

Congrats again on your award, Kathy!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 6:01 PM

so, for my 196 freshmen, I just played the 1949 Colbert + Price “competing” skit, followed by the TV version with Kerr + Price. Freshmen loved it, YAY!

 

R.Hookie - 6:01 PM

Yes, congrats!

 

Roger - 6:02 PM

Thanks again Laura!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 6:02 PM

My pleasure.

 

Roger - 6:02 PM

Good time!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 6:02 PM

Thank you so much, Laura! Could not have done it without the support of all of you all!!!!

 

M. Mitchell Marmel - 6:02 PM

Ah, good! Get those young minds exposed to the good stuff!

 

Walt Keay - 6:02 PM

Well, in the arena of Benny pereferal-ania….. I just saw the Alfred Hitchcock Presents ep with Dennis where he plays a wife killer

 

Laura Leibowitz - 6:02 PM

Walt - I want to see that some time!

 

Walt Keay - 6:02 PM

and sells her body to a pathology lab….. very dark episode played like a light comedy….. totally works

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 6:02 PM

whoa, that sounds great

 

Laura Leibowitz - 6:03 PM

Kathy - We all work together to carry the torch for Jack!  

OK folks…thanks for stopping tonight. See you next month!

 

Tom Vorce - 6:03 PM

Yes, the Hitchcock episode is very good with Dennis Day.

 

R.Hookie - 6:03 PM

Good night folks!

 

Kathy Fuller Seeley - 6:04 PM

goodnight to you all from Rexall and thanks!

 

M. Mitchell Marmel - 6:04 PM

Getting back to Hogan’s Heroes for a moment…have you heard the Stan Freberg/Bob Crane commercials for that?

 

Walt Keay - 6:04 PM

caught me totally by surprise… just came on, but it was amazing

 

Laura Leibowitz - 6:04 PM

Marmel - Oh yes, they’re fabulous!

 

M. Mitchell Marmel - 6:04 PM

Yus!

 

Laura Leibowitz - 6:04 PM

And there’s one Carol Channing did with the Hogan’s Heroes cast that’s surreal.

OK, have a good night folks!


Tom Vorce - 6:05 PM

Good night, folks!

 

M. Mitchell Marmel - 6:05 PM

Say goodnight, Dick.

 

Laura Leibowitz - 6:09 PM

Goonight Dick.