IJBFC Chat - February 10, 2019

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garth_johnson [10:09 AM]

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Joseph Cunningham [5:34 PM]

joined jackbennykubelsky.

 

linda_cree [4:51 PM]

Hi Everyone!

 

Laura Leibowitz [4:51 PM]

Hi Linda!

Hi Joseph!

 

roger [4:52 PM]

Hello!

 

Laura Leibowitz [4:52 PM]

Hi Roger!

 

garth_johnson [4:52 PM]

What Ho Bennyfiles!

 

roger [4:53 PM]

It has been a while for me

 

Laura Leibowitz [4:53 PM]

I know...welcome back!

Hi Garth!

Nice clipping above.

 

Tom V. [4:55 PM]

Good Evening, folks!

 

Laura Leibowitz [4:55 PM]

Hi there Tom!

 

garth_johnson [4:55 PM]

And here is Zez and Benny planning on touring together when they are discharges. Which is sometime about the end of the month (100 years ago)

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Laura Leibowitz [4:56 PM]

Impressive!

 

michael_golek [4:57 PM]

Hi everyone. Glad to get in.  I feared I would forget again.

 

Laura Leibowitz [4:58 PM]

Hi Michael - Glad you were able to make it!

So how's everyone tonight?  It's stopped raining here for now.

 

garth_johnson [4:59 PM]

I almost missed today's chat but it started snowing in Vancouver, not going out on the slippy roads today!

 

tkonek [4:59 PM]

Hi Everyone!

 

linda_cree [4:59 PM]

It's cold here in Austin.

 

michael_golek [5:00 PM]

Snowing in Detroit, but at least not -13 degress like 10 days ago.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:00 PM]

Hi Ted!

Good group tonight.

 

Tom V. [5:00 PM]

40 degrees and clear in central Arizona.

 

linda_cree [5:00 PM]

We were having 70 degree temps, but it's gone now.

 

R. Hookie [5:01 PM]

Hi folks!

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:01 PM]

It's been in the 40s here for a while.  Warmer than where Hookie is, though...

Hi Hookie!

 

R. Hookie [5:01 PM]

Yeah, no kidding!

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:01 PM]

HOW COLD IS IT?

 

R. Hookie [5:02 PM]

It's cold enough to keep Phil in highballs through summer

 

Steve_Smith [5:02 PM]

.... Taa daaaa ... can't believe I remembered !!

 

graeme_cree [5:02 PM]

It's so cold I saw an actor with his hands in his own pockets.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:02 PM]

Hey Steve!

 

Steve_Smith [5:02 PM]

Ahoy !!

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:02 PM]

Improved:  It's so cold I saw an agent with his hands in his own pockets

Or lawyer

 

Steve_Smith [5:03 PM]

HA

 

R. Hookie [5:03 PM]

It's so cold I gave the deep-freeze the month off

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:03 PM]

We'll give people another few minutes to get logged in.  Anything Benny-wise on anyone's mind tonight?

 

michael_golek [5:04 PM]

Happy 125th birthday to Jack!  Anything happening to commemorate?  What happened to celebrate his 100th back then?

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:04 PM]

Remember Florence's material that was on auction?  Jack's tour diary and such?

 

graeme_cree [5:04 PM]

I've got something to bring up...

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:04 PM]

Go for it, Graeme

 

graeme_cree [5:05 PM]

Okay, I guess the metting's started...

The meeting too,.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:05 PM]

Michael - I confess that 1994 was a downright crazy and awful year for me...so I couldn't do anything.

 

graeme_cree [5:05 PM]

Anyway, I've been working on something special for Jack's 125th birthday, and I'm not sure the best way to present it.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:05 PM]

The mike is yours, Graeme.

 

graeme_cree [5:06 PM]

I can post it on the group, all right, but it will just get a few likes and be swallowed into the La Brea tar pits.

 

Steve_Smith [5:06 PM]

tease

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:07 PM]

*A hush falls over the crowd*

 

graeme_cree [5:07 PM]

I've put together a Rifftrax version of The Horn Blows at Midnight as a photo-comic, and wanted to run it by people here to see what they thought of it, and what was a good way to get it to an audience that would like to see it.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:07 PM]

How long is it?

 

kathy_fuller_seeley [5:07 PM]

jell-o everyone, glad to finally get in : )

 

graeme_cree [5:08 PM]

Well, it's as long as the entire movie, plus about 500 riffs.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:08 PM]

Hi there Kathy!

 

R. Hookie [5:08 PM]

Jello again Kathy

 

Steve_Smith [5:08 PM]

you mentioned this on FB..

 

graeme_cree [5:08 PM]

The HTML file is 350k, if that helps.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:08 PM]

Define a Riff

 

Steve_Smith [5:08 PM]

what is riff??

 

graeme_cree [5:08 PM]

A joke, gag, word association game, or pop culture allusion about something going on on the screen.

 

michael_golek [5:09 PM]

Favorite joke on Benny show:  They want to remake The Horn Blows at Midnight to see what it looks like in the daytime.

 

graeme_cree [5:09 PM]

Is there anybody here who has never seen Mystery Science Theater 3000?

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:09 PM]

Interesting!

I was wondering if it was something like that.

 

graeme_cree [5:09 PM]

The first draft is finished, but it needs some polishing before it's ready to show...

 

Steve_Smith [5:09 PM]

MST3k ... they ruin bad movies

 

graeme_cree [5:09 PM]

HOWEVER, I have versions of the Trailer, and the first 10 minutes of the movie that are ready to see now, if anyone's interested.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:10 PM]

Steve - I kind of agree with you.  I generally feel like I can come up with better lines than they do.

 

Tom V. [5:10 PM]

Love to see that!

 

graeme_cree [5:10 PM]

I wanted the Rifftrax people to do it themselves, but I figured I could cram it full of in-jokes that only Benny fans would get.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:10 PM]

Graeme - Do you want to post a link for that bit on the Facebook group?  I think that will get it out the fastest.

 

graeme_cree [5:10 PM]

They'd never do that, they'd riff it for a general audience.

 

Steve_Smith [5:10 PM]

I love chessy movie...

 

graeme_cree [5:10 PM]

Well, let me post a link here, if anyone wants to give the trailer a quick look.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:11 PM]

Steve - Is that like a movie made on a train?

 

graeme_cree [5:11 PM]

The whole movie is about 6 pictures per minute.  The trailer is 30 pictures per minute, so not every picture is riffed.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:11 PM]

Great!

 

roger [5:12 PM]

LOoking forward to seeing it Graeme.

 

Steve_Smith [5:12 PM]

oh 50s monster movies... drive B stuff ...

 

graeme_cree [5:12 PM]

Here's the link to the trailer.  Dialogue is in white, stage directions are in italicized white...

 

Riffs are in green, yellow and red.

 

http://graeme.50webs.com/benny/horntrailer/

 

michael_amowitz [5:12 PM]

It took a lot of computer wrangling, but I got here! Catching up!

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:12 PM]

Steve - Just figured a reference to the Chessie train System would not be lost on this group

 

I'd put it in the Watch2gether if I could.

 

graeme_cree [5:13 PM]

This can be read in a couple of minutes.  The trailer was 2 minutes long.

If you click on one of the pictures, it will expand to full size in a separate window.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:13 PM]

It's a little persnickety about where it gets its videos.

 

Steve_Smith [5:14 PM]

I don;t recall Chessie being in jacks show .... it was the Union Pacific  I recall

 

graeme_cree [5:14 PM]

Just fixed a typo in the first riff.  How embarrassing...

I threw the trailer together late this afternoon, after finishing the draft on the movie.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:15 PM]

I'll take a look at it later...just holding the space here for anyone who went over to look at it.

 

michael_amowitz [5:15 PM]

Back, Garth, that's a great find!

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:15 PM]

Hi Mike!

 

Steve_Smith [5:15 PM]

I'll look later too...

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:15 PM]

I don't want to pre-empt anyone's viewing of that.  Let me know if you're back and want to start the show.

 

kathy_fuller_seeley [5:16 PM]

gosh I had never seen the original trailer, quite a job of misdirecting people away from the actual plot, hahahaha!

 

R. Hookie [5:16 PM]

To fill time, we got more snow.

 

garth_johnson [5:16 PM]

Mmm. Very interesting  ... but strange

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graeme_cree [5:17 PM]

Not sure who Freddie Barr is, or if that's even what she said.  It sounded like it.

 

Steve_Smith [5:17 PM]

I've been jonesing for some Jack Benny interaction since I can;t with my brother any more.

 

kathy_fuller_seeley [5:17 PM]

we got guapel in Texas, a very strange amalgam of snow, ice and magic

 

michael_amowitz [5:17 PM]

I thought so too, Kathy! Thanks, Graeme, bookmarked it

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:17 PM]

Kathy - Not be confused with guava

 

graeme_cree [5:17 PM]

I'll also do a Just the Movie version with the riffs removed.

 

R. Hookie [5:17 PM]

There's no magic in our snow...

 

kathy_fuller_seeley [5:18 PM]

THAT I would welcome!

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:18 PM]

I look forward to watching it, Graeme

OK...ready for tonight's show?

 

kathy_fuller_seeley [5:19 PM]

yay!

 

R. Hookie [5:19 PM]

Sure, what is it?

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:19 PM]

Per request, it's Tennessee Ernie Ford on Jack's show.

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

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Let's meet on Watch2Gether

Watch2Gether lets you watch videos with your friends, synchronized at the same time.

https://www.watch2gether.com/static/watch2gether-share.jpg

 

michael_amowitz [5:19 PM]

I thought it was grapel ... don't confuse it with guapo or guano either!

 

kathy_fuller_seeley [5:19 PM]

Grapel, yes, very strange stuff

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:19 PM]

Anyone joining the chat while the show is in progress, please join us at the above link!

 

garth_johnson [5:19 PM]

Yeahhhh! Thanks LL

 

garth_johnson [5:41 PM]

Somebody asked for a close-up.

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m._mitchell_marmel [5:43 PM]

Jell-O again!

 

michael_amowitz [5:46 PM]

Back!

 

Steve_Smith [5:46 PM]

back

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:46 PM]

Front!

 

R. Hookie [5:46 PM]

Well, that was fun!

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:46 PM]

I've got her in color with Jack in overalls.

 

michael_amowitz [5:46 PM]

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0121303/

IMDbIMDb

Jane Burgess

Jane Burgess, Actress: The Twilight Zone. Jane Burgess was born on June 4, 1931 in Long Beach, California, USA as Jane McKay Matthews. Her parents were commercial artist Howard Mark Matthews (March 19, 1906-May 10, 1965) and Grace Skillington Maass (April 10, 1906-August 26, 1999). Jane had one brother, Charles Maass (May 12, 1930 - April 24, 1998). She was an actress, known for Looking ...

 

linda_cree [5:47 PM]

Yes, good episode.

 

garth_johnson [5:47 PM]

and in colour

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m._mitchell_marmel [5:47 PM]

Joe Besser is always fun.  You CRAZY!

 

Steve_Smith [5:47 PM]

she's a babe

 

garth_johnson [5:47 PM]

That was about the only show with Besser that I liked

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:47 PM]

There ya go

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:47 PM]

Nice piccy!

 

graeme_cree [5:47 PM]

Those were not Daisy Dukes... Patty Dukes, maybe.

 

Tom V. [5:47 PM]

Great publicity pictures!

 

R. Hookie [5:48 PM]

Patty Dukes!

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:48 PM]

Graeme - LOL

 

Yes, I'm sure in today's shows she wouldn't be dressed nearly as modestly.

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:49 PM]

A gownless evening back?

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:49 PM]

Well said

Thoughts on the show?  Other than it was fun?

 

linda_cree [5:49 PM]

I'm surprised they even allowed a chicken to lay an egg on tv back then.

 

graeme_cree [5:49 PM]

I could swear I've seen a square egg on TV before.  Not sure where.  Giligan's Island, maybe.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:49 PM]

Linda - Ha!

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:50 PM]

I liked the editing.  Very good pacing.

 

michael_amowitz [5:50 PM]

Just one I think I even remember from the time ... we all would have watched this one

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:50 PM]

Didn't Gracie Allen have a joke about a square egg?

 

graeme_cree [5:50 PM]

Probably, but I think I've actually seen one.

Well, I can't place it now.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:50 PM]

And you're right...can't remember who said it...but they have a similar dynamic to Jack and Andy Devine.

 

graeme_cree [5:51 PM]

And Ernie sings almost as good as Andy.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:51 PM]

Or Jack and the Rube, but funnier.

 

Steve_Smith [5:51 PM]

laura .. dyk how many shower of stars shows jack did? ... think I've seen only two on youtube..

 

R. Hookie [5:51 PM]

Didn't Green Acres have a square egg once?

 

graeme_cree [5:51 PM]

That's it, it must have been on Green Acres.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:51 PM]

Steve - More than that.  I know we have more in the video library.

 

graeme_cree [5:51 PM]

I still don't remember it specifically, but it's their kind of humor.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:51 PM]

Steve - I'd have to sit down and count them.  About 14 I think.

 

michael_golek [5:52 PM]

Ernie Ford's dialect reminded my of Andy Griffith during first season.

 

Steve_Smith [5:52 PM]

wow ...

can I get

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:52 PM]

Yeah, anyone who hasn't seen "No Time for Sergeants," I highly recommend it.

 

Steve_Smith [5:52 PM]

them/

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:52 PM]

Sure.

 

graeme_cree [5:52 PM]

I used to have the phonograph record of Andy doing What It Was Was Football, and Romeo and Juliet.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:52 PM]

http://www.jackbenny.org/programs/video_library.htm

 

graeme_cree [5:53 PM]

That is my parents had it, and I heard it a lot.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:53 PM]

Graeme - I'm pretty sure I have that on 78.

Big orng drink.

 

graeme_cree [5:53 PM]

I'll bet it's on YouTube.  I heard it so much as a kid that I bet I could still recite about half of it.

 

michael_amowitz [5:53 PM]

I've got that on 45 from dad

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:53 PM]

I may have it on 78 and 45...and maybe 33...

 

graeme_cree [5:53 PM]

Andy's version of Romeo and Juliet reminds me of Jack's version of it in the Minstrel Show.  They're both countrified versions.

She said "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art though, Romeo."  And he popped up and said "A'm right chere!"

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:54 PM]

Probably as opposed to "I'se right chere"

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:54 PM]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3jw79p4v7g

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ANDY GRIFFITH WHAT IT WAS, WAS FOOTBALL

 

michael_amowitz [5:55 PM]

:smile:

 

graeme_cree [5:55 PM]

Funny bit.  I heard them work it into an actual Andy Griffith episode once, as a bedtime story to Opie, but it didn't play quite right.

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:55 PM]

LOL

 

Steve_Smith [5:55 PM]

be nice to have EVERYTHING ,,, (tho not duplicates of what I already have -

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:55 PM]

Yeah, I can imagine that would be too forced because it was so well known.

 

graeme_cree [5:55 PM]

On that show, Andy isn't nearly as hicky as he is in the records.  On his own show, he's the streetwise version.

 

Steve_Smith [5:55 PM]

can access on the net)

 

graeme_cree [5:55 PM]

streetwise character, that is.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:55 PM]

Steve - You can't have everything...where would you put it?

 

graeme_cree [5:56 PM]

Gomer or Goober could have told it on that show, but not Andy.

 

Steve_Smith [5:56 PM]

no ... nut ... jacks shows ...lol

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:56 PM]

Steve - :smile:

 

Steve_Smith [5:56 PM]

:heart:

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:56 PM]

I'd like to hear Don Knotts take a shot at the routine.

 

graeme_cree [5:57 PM]

He could do it, but Barney wasn't hickey either.  He tried to be the anti-hick (with only partial success).

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:57 PM]

Good point.

Hickey was Jack's brother-in-law.

 

graeme_cree [5:57 PM]

Goober would have been the best one to do it, I think.  He's more energetic than Gomer.

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:57 PM]

BRB

 

Steve_Smith [5:57 PM]

i needed this ... thanks LL

 

R. Hookie [5:58 PM]

Not to change the subject, but I bought the new boxed set, and now I'm doubled up on Lost Episodes.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:58 PM]

Steve - Happy to help.  We're here every month...

 

Steve_Smith [5:58 PM]

I know.... m

 

garth_johnson [5:58 PM]

Steve Smith - -- there are about 7 or 8 Shower Of Stars episodes floating about the net with Jack featured,

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:58 PM]

Hookie - Yeah, I've said to Time-Life that it would be more interesting to people if we'd offered new episodes and not what's already out there.

 

Steve_Smith [5:59 PM]

y bad for not making it... lots happened to keep me away

 

graeme_cree [5:59 PM]

Andy was in the 40th Birthday Celebration, and Buck Benny Rides Again, but I don't remember seeing him on film with Jack any other times.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:59 PM]

Steve - Well, when you're available, we'll be here.

 

graeme_cree [5:59 PM]

Andy Devine, that is.

 

Steve_Smith [5:59 PM]

oh cool

 

hope the andy one is

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:59 PM]

Yeah, I don't have Andy Devine in the index of 39 Forever Volume 3.

 

R. Hookie [5:59 PM]

I didn't know if the new was available a la carte or not

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:00 PM]

Steve - Oh definitely.  I think that's the best one.

 

Hookie - No unfortunately.  This was the test run of the release to see how it would sell.

 

Steve_Smith [6:00 PM]

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Laura Leibowitz [6:01 PM]

How 'bout them apples for a Jelly show...

 

michael_amowitz [6:01 PM]

It is still available, LL?

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:01 PM]

Mike - Which, Time-Life?

 

R. Hookie [6:01 PM]

That was Andy's real voice all this time, right?

 

michael_amowitz [6:01 PM]

yes

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:01 PM]

Should be...

 

Steve_Smith [6:01 PM]

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Laura Leibowitz [6:01 PM]

https://timelife.com/products/jackbenny?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8iFEACSduxWEzJsTgAaHZunieuYPFfkVKVVvdFXQAC1S0u9HwCd0NUaAs1KEALw_wcB

 

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Ultimate Jack Benny Collection - 68 Episodes on 12 DVDs - Time Life

 

The Ultimate Jack Benny Collection includes the Jack Benny Program and 10 color TV specials. 12 DVDs spanning 50 years from this master of comedy.

 

graeme_cree [6:01 PM]

He may have accentuated it a bit.  Sometimes he doesn't sound as bad as other times.

 

michael_amowitz [6:02 PM]

Whew, too much to deal with for weeks; I'll get that duplicate of my stuff as well, all in ione :slightly_smiling_face:

 

R. Hookie [6:02 PM]

Andy sounds like he used to gargle with Pop Rocks...

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:02 PM]

Kind of like Rochester.

 

graeme_cree [6:02 PM]

Yeah, and Rochester could sing downright Good when he wanted to.  Andy couldn't do that.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:02 PM]

Hear him in "Green Pastures" or "Gone With the Wind" and the gravel is there, but not the Rochester we know and love.

 

Steve_Smith [6:03 PM]

a lot of repeats in that tho

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:03 PM]

The Mayor of Encino

 

graeme_cree [6:03 PM]

I'd still like to know what comedy Rochester did before Jack.  His timing was awfully good, and he seemed to have no learning curve.

 

michael_amowitz [6:04 PM]

I have to run for 5 minutes for a pickup... may miss y'all ... I thought he was mayor of Van Nuys?

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:04 PM]

I keep hoping that I'll be able to get in touch with Tad Devine.  I'm not positive he's Andy's son, and he's always busy running someone's campaign.

 

graeme_cree [6:04 PM]

Honorary Mayor, yes.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:04 PM]

Graeme - I bet it came from growing up in a showbiz family.

 

michael_amowitz [6:04 PM]

:slightly_smiling_face:

 

Steve_Smith [6:04 PM]

It'd have been fun to have Andy, Rochester & Pat Buttram  sing a trio

 

michael_amowitz [6:04 PM]

Take care, y'all

 

graeme_cree [6:04 PM]

He was Honorary Mayor of Van Nuys until some time in the 1950's, when he moved.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:04 PM]

You too Mike!

 

R. Hookie [6:05 PM]

Good night Michael!

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:05 PM]

Oh my apologies...Van Nuys.

 

Steve_Smith [6:05 PM]

so long

 

mike

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:05 PM]

I think Jack referred to Phil as the mayor of Encino.

 

garth_johnson [6:05 PM]

I just was going through the February birthday list --- It's Cora Salisbury's B-Day on the 13th (1868) - Same day as T.E. Ford (1919) and an infrequent visitor to our Facebook group is Stace Tackaberry (1942)

 

graeme_cree [6:05 PM]

Yeah, Phil was Encino.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:06 PM]

Impressive!

 

linda_cree [6:06 PM]

Graeme's grandmother dated Tackaberry in high school.

 

m._mitchell_marmel [6:06 PM]

And, of course, we all know who was born on Valentine's Day!  :smile:

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:06 PM]

(Love it when it says "several people are typing" and the suspense builds...)

 

Steve_Smith [6:06 PM]

I'd still like to know if Phil had the 2 pinball tables named after his songs ..

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:07 PM]

Linda - No kidding!!!

 

graeme_cree [6:07 PM]

We can't prove it, but my aunt said so when she, Linda and I were watching a Benny show on TV once.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:07 PM]

Steve - Which two pinball tables?

 

graeme_cree [6:07 PM]

And she did grow up in Houston, which is where Tackaberry lived, so it seems plausible.

 

R. Hookie [6:07 PM]

Interesting

 

Steve_Smith [6:07 PM]

Thing & Dew-Wa-Ditty

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:07 PM]

Graeme - Just think, your grandfather could have been the proud owner of 1,000 pairs of paper underwear.

 

graeme_cree [6:08 PM]

She just saw Tack's name on the screen and volunteered it.  We didn't ask her to.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:08 PM]

Steve - Interesting...that's new information to me.

 

Steve_Smith [6:08 PM]

I've play thing

 

played

 

graeme_cree [6:09 PM]

She made us quite jealous.  She told us about rodeos she'd been to as a child, where she saw people like Lorne Green, Michael Landon, and Clayton Moore.

 

Steve_Smith [6:09 PM]

The game thumps .... just like the song

 

R. Hookie [6:09 PM]

Some list

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:09 PM]

Graeme - Hopefully she wasn't confusing her own life with Bonanza.

 

Steve - No kidding!  I had no idea!

 

Both Lorne Green and Michael Landon are buried at Hillside where Jack is.

 

Who would have thought they were all Jewish...

 

Requests for next month?

 

R. Hookie [6:10 PM]

Less snow

 

garth_johnson [6:11 PM]

A "March" Of Time -

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:11 PM]

Hookie - Hmmm...how about Les Paul?

 

R. Hookie [6:11 PM]

Warmer weather

 

Steve_Smith [6:11 PM]

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Pasted image at 2019-02-10, 9:11 PM

 

R. Hookie [6:11 PM]

I see what you did there

 

m._mitchell_marmel [6:11 PM]

Something with Dennis for St. Paddy's Day?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKwKjI8sJKc

 

YouTubeYouTubeMatthew Olshan

 

Chicago Coin Thing

 

;

 

garth_johnson [6:12 PM]

If I told him once, I told him a hundred times "Beware the Ides of March"

 

Steve_Smith [6:12 PM]

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Laura Leibowitz [6:12 PM]

Huh...I don't hear the thumping

 

I see the devil on the image...wonder if that's a reference to "Get outta here with that buh-buh-buh and take it down below!"

 

Can't see all the imagery, but what I can see I can trace to verses

 

linda_cree [6:14 PM]

On the new DVD collection, do they have the Benny episode with Shari Lewis?

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:14 PM]

Linda - Sadly no.  That's quite a tour de force of her talent.

 

I'd love to get that in circulation.

 

She was quite the triple threat.

 

OK, so what else Benny-wise is on everyone's mind?

 

Or should we call it good for this month?

 

garth_johnson [6:16 PM]

1962-03-13_-_jb6_-_historicimages_mjx70437_-_change_of_heart_-_jack_with_shari_lewis-a.jpg

 

1962-03-13_-_jb6_-_historicimages_mjx70437_-_change_of_heart_-_jack_with_shari_lewis-a.jpg

 

michael_golek [6:16 PM]

Not Benny-wise but..anybody see the new "Stan & Ollie" movie?   The "Way Out West" scenes were amazing!

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:16 PM]

Nice photo!

 

graeme_cree [6:16 PM]

Does the new collection have everything in the Lost Episodes set from a few years ago, or different episodes?

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:16 PM]

Yes, the TV shows are the Lost Episodes and Mill Creek.

 

Tom V. [6:16 PM]

I love Stan & Ollie.  I want to see the movie.

 

michael_amowitz [6:17 PM]

back from odd events in our community center ... will look back.

 

Steve_Smith [6:17 PM]

thought ssomeoneposted nothing new

 

michael_golek [6:17 PM]

L & H get in an argument with Hal Roach about their staggered contracts.  It was great to see come to life.

 

michael_amowitz [6:17 PM]

want to see stan & ollie ... glad it was good

 

Steve_Smith [6:17 PM]

well .. thatwasn't all ready ot there

 

michael_amowitz [6:18 PM]

oh, no one's seen it, lol

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:18 PM]

I heard mixed reviews of it, but haven't seen it.

 

My current client is called Gilead, so I'm told I need to binge watch "The Handmaid's Tale."

 

But that's not Jack-related.

 

Steve_Smith [6:19 PM]

i should goo ... need an early

 

start

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:19 PM]

OK, thanks everyone for stopping tonight!

 

m._mitchell_marmel [6:20 PM]

Ni-ni!

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:20 PM]

Great crowd, great discussion!

 

Steve_Smith [6:20 PM]

good night folks - see you soon

 

R. Hookie [6:20 PM]

Good night folks! See you soon...

 

roger [6:20 PM]

Good Bye Everyone one until the next meeting!

 

michael_golek [6:20 PM]

Good to see Joe Besser.  Stop shoving!

 

Tom V. [6:20 PM]

Goodnight folks!

 

m._mitchell_marmel [6:21 PM]

We're running a little late, so goodnight, folks!  :smile:

 

graeme_cree [6:22 PM]

Well, if anyone's interested, I still have that Horn Blows at Midnight trailer loaded.

 

michael_amowitz [6:23 PM]

Is that ther one I copied the bookmark for earlier?

 

graeme_cree [6:23 PM]

Probably.  I thought the meeting lasted another half hour.

 

There doesn't seem to be a way to tell if anyone is here.

 

michael_amowitz [6:41 PM]

I keep getting pulled away, but that's true ... I was surprised so many were still here when I got back

 

michael_amowitz [6:47 PM]

Finally had time to catch up... goodnight, folks!

 

Message Inputgraeme_cree [5:51 PM]

That's it, it must have been on Green Acres.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:51 PM]

Steve - More than that.  I know we have more in the video library.

 

graeme_cree [5:51 PM]

I still don't remember it specifically, but it's their kind of humor.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:51 PM]

Steve - I'd have to sit down and count them.  About 14 I think.

 

michael_golek [5:52 PM]

Ernie Ford's dialect reminded my of Andy Griffith during first season.

 

Steve_Smith [5:52 PM]

wow ...

 

can I get

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:52 PM]

Yeah, anyone who hasn't seen "No Time for Sergeants," I highly recommend it.

 

Steve_Smith [5:52 PM]

them/

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:52 PM]

Sure.

 

graeme_cree [5:52 PM]

I used to have the phonograph record of Andy doing What It Was Was Football, and Romeo and Juliet.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:52 PM]

http://www.jackbenny.org/programs/video_library.htm

 

graeme_cree [5:53 PM]

That is my parents had it, and I heard it a lot.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:53 PM]

Graeme - I'm pretty sure I have that on 78.

 

Big orng drink.

 

graeme_cree [5:53 PM]

I'll bet it's on YouTube.  I heard it so much as a kid that I bet I could still recite about half of it.

 

michael_amowitz [5:53 PM]

I've got that on 45 from dad

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:53 PM]

I may have it on 78 and 45...and maybe 33...

 

graeme_cree [5:53 PM]

Andy's version of Romeo and Juliet reminds me of Jack's version of it in the Minstrel Show.  They're both countrified versions.

 

She said "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art though, Romeo."  And he popped up and said "A'm right chere!"

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:54 PM]

Probably as opposed to "I'se right chere"

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:54 PM]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3jw79p4v7g

 

YouTubeYouTubeGokcek Atan

 

ANDY GRIFFITH WHAT IT WAS, WAS FOOTBALL

 

;

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:55 PM]

Apologies to anyone in Virginia

 

michael_amowitz [5:55 PM]

:smile:

 

graeme_cree [5:55 PM]

Funny bit.  I heard them work it into an actual Andy Griffith episode once, as a bedtime story to Opie, but it didn't play quite right.

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:55 PM]

LOL

 

Steve_Smith [5:55 PM]

be nice to have EVERYTHING ,,, (tho not duplicates of what I already have -

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:55 PM]

Yeah, I can imagine that would be too forced because it was so well known.

 

graeme_cree [5:55 PM]

On that show, Andy isn't nearly as hicky as he is in the records.  On his own show, he's the streetwise version.

 

Steve_Smith [5:55 PM]

can access on the net)

 

graeme_cree [5:55 PM]

streetwise character, that is.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:55 PM]

Steve - You can't have everything...where would you put it?

 

graeme_cree [5:56 PM]

Gomer or Goober could have told it on that show, but not Andy.

 

Steve_Smith [5:56 PM]

no ... nut ... jacks shows ...lol

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:56 PM]

Steve - :smile:

 

Steve_Smith [5:56 PM]

:heart:

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:56 PM]

I'd like to hear Don Knotts take a shot at the routine.

 

graeme_cree [5:57 PM]

He could do it, but Barney wasn't hickey either.  He tried to be the anti-hick (with only partial success).

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:57 PM]

Good point.

 

Hickey was Jack's brother-in-law.

 

graeme_cree [5:57 PM]

Goober would have been the best one to do it, I think.  He's more energetic than Gomer.

 

m._mitchell_marmel [5:57 PM]

BRB

 

Steve_Smith [5:57 PM]

i needed this ... thanks LL

 

R. Hookie [5:58 PM]

Not to change the subject, but I bought the new boxed set, and now I'm doubled up on Lost Episodes.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:58 PM]

Steve - Happy to help.  We're here every month...

 

Steve_Smith [5:58 PM]

I know.... m

 

garth_johnson [5:58 PM]

Steve Smith - -- there are about 7 or 8 Shower Of Stars episodes floating about the net with Jack featured,

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:58 PM]

Hookie - Yeah, I've said to Time-Life that it would be more interesting to people if we'd offered new episodes and not what's already out there.

 

Steve_Smith [5:59 PM]

y bad for not making it... lots happened to keep me away

 

graeme_cree [5:59 PM]

Andy was in the 40th Birthday Celebration, and Buck Benny Rides Again, but I don't remember seeing him on film with Jack any other times.

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:59 PM]

Steve - Well, when you're available, we'll be here.

 

graeme_cree [5:59 PM]

Andy Devine, that is.

 

Steve_Smith [5:59 PM]

oh cool

hope the andy one is

 

Laura Leibowitz [5:59 PM]

Yeah, I don't have Andy Devine in the index of 39 Forever Volume 3.

 

R. Hookie [5:59 PM]

I didn't know if the new was available a la carte or not

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:00 PM]

Steve - Oh definitely.  I think that's the best one.

Hookie - No unfortunately.  This was the test run of the release to see how it would sell.

 

Steve_Smith [6:00 PM]

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Laura Leibowitz [6:01 PM]

How 'bout them apples for a Jelly show...

 

michael_amowitz [6:01 PM]

It is still available, LL?

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:01 PM]

Mike - Which, Time-Life?

 

R. Hookie [6:01 PM]

That was Andy's real voice all this time, right?

 

michael_amowitz [6:01 PM]

yes

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:01 PM]

Should be...

 

Steve_Smith [6:01 PM]

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Laura Leibowitz [6:01 PM]

https://timelife.com/products/jackbenny?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8iFEACSduxWEzJsTgAaHZunieuYPFfkVKVVvdFXQAC1S0u9HwCd0NUaAs1KEALw_wcB

timelife.comtimelife.com

Ultimate Jack Benny Collection - 68 Episodes on 12 DVDs - Time Life

The Ultimate Jack Benny Collection includes the Jack Benny Program and 10 color TV specials. 12 DVDs spanning 50 years from this master of comedy.

 

graeme_cree [6:01 PM]

He may have accentuated it a bit.  Sometimes he doesn't sound as bad as other times.

 

michael_amowitz [6:02 PM]

Whew, too much to deal with for weeks; I'll get that duplicate of my stuff as well, all in ione :slightly_smiling_face:

 

R. Hookie [6:02 PM]

Andy sounds like he used to gargle with Pop Rocks...

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:02 PM]

Kind of like Rochester.

 

graeme_cree [6:02 PM]

Yeah, and Rochester could sing downright Good when he wanted to.  Andy couldn't do that.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:02 PM]

Hear him in "Green Pastures" or "Gone With the Wind" and the gravel is there, but not the Rochester we know and love.

 

Steve_Smith [6:03 PM]

a lot of repeats in that tho

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:03 PM]

The Mayor of Encino

 

graeme_cree [6:03 PM]

I'd still like to know what comedy Rochester did before Jack.  His timing was awfully good, and he seemed to have no learning curve.

 

michael_amowitz [6:04 PM]

I have to run for 5 minutes for a pickup... may miss y'all ... I thought he was mayor of Van Nuys?

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:04 PM]

I keep hoping that I'll be able to get in touch with Tad Devine.  I'm not positive he's Andy's son, and he's always busy running someone's campaign.

 

graeme_cree [6:04 PM]

Honorary Mayor, yes.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:04 PM]

Graeme - I bet it came from growing up in a showbiz family.

 

michael_amowitz [6:04 PM]

:slightly_smiling_face:

 

Steve_Smith [6:04 PM]

It'd have been fun to have Andy, Rochester & Pat Buttram  sing a trio

 

michael_amowitz [6:04 PM]

Take care, y'all

 

graeme_cree [6:04 PM]

He was Honorary Mayor of Van Nuys until some time in the 1950's, when he moved.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:04 PM]

You too Mike!

 

R. Hookie [6:05 PM]

Good night Michael!

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:05 PM]

Oh my apologies...Van Nuys.

 

Steve_Smith [6:05 PM]

so long

mike

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:05 PM]

I think Jack referred to Phil as the mayor of Encino.

 

garth_johnson [6:05 PM]

I just was going through the February birthday list --- It's Cora Salisbury's B-Day on the 13th (1868) - Same day as T.E. Ford (1919) and an infrequent visitor to our Facebook group is Stace Tackaberry (1942)

 

graeme_cree [6:05 PM]

Yeah, Phil was Encino.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:06 PM]

Impressive!

 

linda_cree [6:06 PM]

Graeme's grandmother dated Tackaberry in high school.

 

m._mitchell_marmel [6:06 PM]

And, of course, we all know who was born on Valentine's Day!  :smile:

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:06 PM]

(Love it when it says "several people are typing" and the suspense builds...)

 

Steve_Smith [6:06 PM]

I'd still like to know if Phil had the 2 pinball tables named after his songs ..

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:07 PM]

Linda - No kidding!!!

 

graeme_cree [6:07 PM]

We can't prove it, but my aunt said so when she, Linda and I were watching a Benny show on TV once.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:07 PM]

Steve - Which two pinball tables?

 

graeme_cree [6:07 PM]

And she did grow up in Houston, which is where Tackaberry lived, so it seems plausible.

 

R. Hookie [6:07 PM]

Interesting

 

Steve_Smith [6:07 PM]

Thing & Dew-Wa-Ditty

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:07 PM]

Graeme - Just think, your grandfather could have been the proud owner of 1,000 pairs of paper underwear.

 

graeme_cree [6:08 PM]

She just saw Tack's name on the screen and volunteered it.  We didn't ask her to.

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:08 PM]

Steve - Interesting...that's new information to me.

 

Steve_Smith [6:08 PM]

I've play thing

played

 

graeme_cree [6:09 PM]

She made us quite jealous.  She told us about rodeos she'd been to as a child, where she saw people like Lorne Green, Michael Landon, and Clayton Moore.

 

Steve_Smith [6:09 PM]

The game thumps .... just like the song

 

R. Hookie [6:09 PM]

Some list

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:09 PM]

Graeme - Hopefully she wasn't confusing her own life with Bonanza.

Steve - No kidding!  I had no idea!

Both Lorne Green and Michael Landon are buried at Hillside where Jack is.

Who would have thought they were all Jewish...

Requests for next month?

 

R. Hookie [6:10 PM]

Less snow

 

garth_johnson [6:11 PM]

A "March" Of Time -

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:11 PM]

Hookie - Hmmm...how about Les Paul?

 

R. Hookie [6:11 PM]

Warmer weather

 

Steve_Smith [6:11 PM]

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R. Hookie [6:11 PM]

I see what you did there

 

m._mitchell_marmel [6:11 PM]

Something with Dennis for St. Paddy's Day?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKwKjI8sJKc

YouTubeYouTubeMatthew Olshan

Chicago Coin Thing

 

garth_johnson [6:12 PM]

If I told him once, I told him a hundred times "Beware the Ides of March"

 

Steve_Smith [6:12 PM]

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Laura Leibowitz [6:12 PM]

Huh...I don't hear the thumping

I see the devil on the image...wonder if that's a reference to "Get outta here with that buh-buh-buh and take it down below!"

Can't see all the imagery, but what I can see I can trace to verses

 

linda_cree [6:14 PM]

On the new DVD collection, do they have the Benny episode with Shari Lewis?

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:14 PM]

Linda - Sadly no.  That's quite a tour de force of her talent.

I'd love to get that in circulation.

She was quite the triple threat.

OK, so what else Benny-wise is on everyone's mind?

Or should we call it good for this month?

 

garth_johnson [6:16 PM]

1962-03-13_-_jb6_-_historicimages_mjx70437_-_change_of_heart_-_jack_with_shari_lewis-a.jpg

1962-03-13_-_jb6_-_historicimages_mjx70437_-_change_of_heart_-_jack_with_shari_lewis-a.jpg

 

michael_golek [6:16 PM]

Not Benny-wise but..anybody see the new "Stan & Ollie" movie?   The "Way Out West" scenes were amazing!

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:16 PM]

Nice photo!

 

graeme_cree [6:16 PM]

Does the new collection have everything in the Lost Episodes set from a few years ago, or different episodes?

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:16 PM]

Yes, the TV shows are the Lost Episodes and Mill Creek.

 

Tom V. [6:16 PM]

I love Stan & Ollie.  I want to see the movie.

 

michael_amowitz [6:17 PM]

back from odd events in our community center ... will look back.

 

Steve_Smith [6:17 PM]

thought ssomeoneposted nothing new

 

michael_golek [6:17 PM]

L & H get in an argument with Hal Roach about their staggered contracts.  It was great to see come to life.

 

michael_amowitz [6:17 PM]

want to see stan & ollie ... glad it was good

 

Steve_Smith [6:17 PM]

well .. thatwasn't all ready ot there

 

michael_amowitz [6:18 PM]

oh, no one's seen it, lol

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:18 PM]

I heard mixed reviews of it, but haven't seen it.

 

Steve_Smith [6:19 PM]

i should goo ... need an early

 

start

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:19 PM]

OK, thanks everyone for stopping tonight!

 

m._mitchell_marmel [6:20 PM]

Ni-ni!

 

Laura Leibowitz [6:20 PM]

Great crowd, great discussion!

 

Steve_Smith [6:20 PM]

good night folks - see you soon

 

R. Hookie [6:20 PM]

Good night folks! See you soon...

 

roger [6:20 PM]

Good Bye Everyone one until the next meeting!

 

michael_golek [6:20 PM]

Good to see Joe Besser.  Stop shoving!

 

Tom V. [6:20 PM]

Goodnight folks!

 

m._mitchell_marmel [6:21 PM]

We're running a little late, so goodnight, folks!  :smile:

 

graeme_cree [6:22 PM]

Well, if anyone's interested, I still have that Horn Blows at Midnight trailer loaded.

 

michael_amowitz [6:23 PM]

Is that ther one I copied the bookmark for earlier?

 

graeme_cree [6:23 PM]

Probably.  I thought the meeting lasted another half hour.

There doesn't seem to be a way to tell if anyone is here.

 

michael_amowitz [6:41 PM]

I keep getting pulled away, but that's true ... I was surprised so many were still here when I got back

 

michael_amowitz [6:47 PM]

Finally had time to catch up... goodnight, folks!