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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Overnightscape 1288: Valley Fair (5/24/16)

2:31:06 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Bus stop rainy morning, no C.O.D.s, Valley Fair, Internet connections, Roku problems, clutter, Overwatch, tricky trays, house cleaning, Garden State Plaza mall, master and servant, mini sandwiches, Times Square memories, Rich Little, little plastic maze puzzles with metal balls, Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, real estate, old Dell computer, Blade Runner shirt on its way from Japan, Sleep No More, Flight of the Conchords, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Game of Thrones, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:47:28)… Reality Check by Spirituz [Ektoplazm, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Chocolate y Ron by Tunacka [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Biblical Rhythms by Vivien Lake [, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], hot tea (dyke b mix) by Sans Blanc [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Ouroboros by Kevin MacLeod [, CC BY 3.0], Bronson Pinchot Interview – 3/22/88 [YouTube], Prairie Fire – July 14, 1994 (edit) [, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Unidentified Reels by Molendinar [, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], FunkOsaka by Tsuyoshi Shimokura [Ubiktune, BY-NC-ND 3.0], Hey!Talk! by Smoke Fish [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Bluffcosm 5-Minute Vacation From Sanity #4 [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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  1. Seems that in the mid to late 1970’s, Rich Little WAS the best impressionist around. I thought he was “average” at best. He certainly pales in comparison to those who came after him (Frank Caliendo, for example).

    Also enjoyed hearing about the small sandwiches and your lunch in Times Square. (Also, the lunch in the previous program -I think it was- anyway, you know which one I am talking about!)

    Comment by Jimbo — May 27, 2016 @ 1:05 am

  2. And your Muppets stuff was great too.

    Comment by Jimbo — May 27, 2016 @ 1:06 am

  3. I guessed that Rich Little died in 1994 at age 72. I was way off.

    I looked up some YouTube clips after hearing this. Some of his impressions (Jack Benny, James Stewart) are pretty damn good. Others, not so great. His JFK voice is downright awful. My thought is that he was able to schmooze celebrities until he became one himself.

    “Hey, you’ve got to see this guy. He does a great Jack Benny. And a really good Reagan.”
    “Anybody can do Reagan.”
    “Yeah, but look… his Carson impression got Johnny Carson laughing.”
    “Oh, well then he must be good. Wait… he must be great even.”
    “Told you.”

    For my money one of the best impressionists ever is Darrell Hammond. His impressions of Phil Donahue and Richard Dreyfuss are amazing. Clinton too. Caliendo is great when it comes to voices but his TV show didn’t work so well because he didn’t look like a lot of the people he imitated. His Kramer voice is spot-on (for example) but he looks nothing at all like Michael Richards.

    I sense a show topic developing…

    Comment by Shambles Constant — May 27, 2016 @ 7:46 am

  4. Just heard the part about Jimmy Stewart. I can’t believe you said that about him. Grrrrr!!!

    Just kidding, I’m not mad, only picking on you. 😀

    Comment by Shambles Constant — May 27, 2016 @ 8:08 am

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