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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

To many people, New Year's Eve means lots of alcohol. Where there's alcohol, there's always a drunk. Or two. Some contemporary comics have made a decent attempt at creating a truly funny version of the stock comic character "The Drunk." None come close to the great Foster Brooks. Here he is with a perfect foil, Dean Martin, in a classic bit about an airline pilot. Happy New Year!


  1. Wishing you & Joyce a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous, Successful,and the best of EVERYTHING! for the new year. Today, I purchased a bottle of Jack Daniels, Old No. 7. I think I'll unscrew the cap and start celebrating a day early. Ah, the redolence of Lynchburg up in the Northwest "Territory"

  2. Foster brooks was the best! I used to work with a guy who would do a drunk funeral director!
    He was doing his immatation one day, thinking no one was in the "home", unfortunately a lady was in the office paying a bill and I got an ear full about how I should not allow drunks to work there! The guy was a minister!!!
    Happy New Year.

  3. Dan, that is one of my favorite clips. I'll swear, the good old days of Brooks, Martin, Rickles, etc...

    Sometimes when I've got a free day I sit and watch the old Roasts for hours.

    Happy new year, Dan! Prosper, and be in health, my friend!

  4. I'm of an age where I remember Dean-O and Foster in prime time. Makes me VERY nostalgic, this does... especially with Martin smoking. (sigh)

    Happy New Year to you and Joyce, Dan!