Fake Latin plural . . .

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat May 20 13:01:49 UTC 2006


Good news for Berman fans:  not only is the master still with us, "Inside Shelley Berman" (1959) and other albums are available on CD.  Website:

  http://www.shelleyberman.com/

  The name of his relevant routine is indeed "Stewardess."

  JL

Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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My favorite was the morning-after bit, where he, among other things, begs
the Alka-Seltzer not to
fizz. You know, I've long wondered why he let the comedy die. Surely,
we aren't the only people
who thought he was really bleeping funny!

-Wilson


On 5/19/06, sagehen wrote:
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> Wilson writes:
> >I found Berman to be so funny that I bought and still own his LP, as far
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> >I know, the only one that he ever recorded. He eventually turned up agai=
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> Oh, that LP! We played that so often that I think the whole family
> probably had it by heart before the LP turntable bit the dust. ("You'd
> rather die than make a fool of yourself!") The "stewardi" gag was clear t=
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> me but slightly annoyed my pedantic interior referee. Happily, half a
> century later, even the PIR has mellowed a little.
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