Friday, January 18, 2008

What Goes On In Your Subconscious While You're Asleep At Night

7 comments:

Jeff said...

One of the all-time classics! My friend Joe and I used to do a lot of theater, and we could actually do most of this bit.

Garpu the Fork said...

They had such a wonderful surreal humor you don't see much anymore...

cowboyangel said...

Jeff,

I'm impressed that you guys could pull that off. It's such a wonderful piece of theatre.

Didn't Jerry Lewis do something similar in one of the early Martin & Lewis films? Though nowhere in the same league as the Marx Brothers, I did like them when I was a kid.

The Marx Brothers were truly wonderful.

cowboyangel said...

Garpu,

I think the last thing that came close was Monty Python. Intellectual and surreal, though not as warm, perhaps, as the Marx Brothers. There was no Harpo in Monty Python.

Not sure anything these days can even sniff at the edges.

crystal said...

Ha :-) This reminds me of a youtube I was thinking of posting from Frasier ... Niles getting ready to entertain some VIPs, no dialogue but just slapstick. Maybe in a day or two.

cowboyangel said...

Crystal,

Is that the one where he's ironing and winds up knocking himself out? If so, that's one of the latter-day great routines! Post it!

crystal said...

That's the one. Maybe I'll look for it tomorrow :-)