PDA

View Full Version : Help me ID this comedy routine


CookingWithGas
02-16-2008, 07:10 AM
I heard a comedy routine by a duo back in the early 70's on the radio. I am now trying to find a recording of it. I found a quote from it on a web site, which tentatively attributes it to Danny James, which I think is wrong. I seem to remember it as Bob & Ray, but I can't find it by sampling the Bob & Ray offerings on iTunes (there are 150 of them there).

Does anyone recognize the source of this, which may not be an exact quote:

[W]ith some degree of circumlocution, he has couched the nehement vehemence of his address in a periphrastic bit of cajoulistry, which is para-logistic on the one hand, and incapacious on the other. Indeed, his jeremiad, his frenicity call it what you will can only be accepted for what it is: an atrabilious amphigory.

audit1
02-16-2008, 09:16 AM
Bob and Ray, to be sure. I think it's on their album BOB and RAY. The Two and ONLY.

audit1
02-16-2008, 09:49 AM
I just played my copy of the album. It is on Bob and Ray The Two and only. SIde two, a track called Indepth News.

Zeldar
02-16-2008, 10:20 AM
Although I can't help with the passage per se, I can attest to the wackiness of Bob and Ray from at least as far back as the 60's. Probably 50's. They used to have a promotional spot for radio usage that went (close to verbatim):

"If all the radios in the world were placed in one spot they would make a noise loud enough to be heard in Lima, Peru."

As I recall, they also contributed to early MAD Magazine humor. Much like Ernie Kovacs and his "Strangely Believe It" columns.

The funniest things I can remember seeing them do on TV were a low-speed chase in a crowded city street and a take-off on "Do You Think I'm Sexy?"

CookingWithGas
02-16-2008, 10:22 AM
Wow, phenomenal response time! Yes, it turns out this is from The Two and Only; I found someone who had posted info about that recording online. It seems to be out of print.

On edit, I see you've confirmed it yourself.

Thanks! :D

audit1
02-16-2008, 11:20 PM
Glad to help , now if i can only find an expert on the Komodo Dragon :p

brunsj6
01-10-2017, 01:52 PM
I think you can still get the album of Bob and ray the Two and Only:

https://www.amazon.com/Bob-Ray-Only-Broadway-Compact/dp/1892091038

I saw their show live around 1971 or 1972 when they performed it in San Francisco. Still one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. Their bits are timeless.

carnivorousplant
01-10-2017, 02:20 PM
Glad to help , now if i can only find an expert on the Komodo Dragon :p

I like that. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZEyvwhjcFk)

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.