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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Quaquaversal Satellite – Mary (10/26/13)

41:56 – Worlds Fair Collagemusics!!  The Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World by Edward Lear!!  Wives of Old Time Radio!! 1929 Radio Schedules!!  PQ Ribber is the curator of this Mental Museum!

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Attribution by PQ Ribber

Released October 2013 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel based on a freeform monologue style, presenting diverse and fascinating hosts who craft thought-provoking, unique transmissions for now, and all future times!

posted by pqribber at 7:14 am filed in audiobooks,music,Oct13,PQ,ramplers  


  1. The 40’s and 50’s were shoulders high in domestic violence. first on radio and then on TV.

    You mentioned Ralph Kramden. It’s funny to see what he got away with. On radio you had The Bickersons, who were always threatening each other (and not being very funny in the process.)

    I find the wives were more aggressive on radio (Sapphire Stevens much more aggressive than Kingfish on Amos and Andy, for example.)

    As far as Mary goes, she just wasn’t ever funny.

    Comment by Jimbo — October 27, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

  2. It was hard to be that ‘not funny’ on the Benny Program. She did it.
    Gleason had some combination of charisma, timing and sheer nerve. The man never rehearsed! Time passage has dulled his popularity, indeed as his characters were pretty much all forms of stereotypes.

    Comment by pqribber — October 27, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

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