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When Comedians Were Funny, Remember Them?

Abbott and Costello
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I was so disappointed with the Oscars last night. I hope they never ask Seth MacFarLAME, oops, make that MacFarlane, to host again.

I come from a generation where comedians were intelligent. Men and women that didn’t have to sing about ‘boobs’ to THINK they’re funny.  That was just so tasteless. I guess the younger generation thinks it’s acceptable. I’m glad I’m not one of them.

I remember comedy when it was funny. Call me old fashioned but it’s true.

Chad and I were on our way home on Saturday from his mom’s birthday party in Turner when we got on the subject of comedians. I don’t know how we got there but I’m glad we did. We talked about the good old comedy teams like Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges and, my favorite, Abbott and Costello.

I automatically took out my smartphone and Youtubed “Who’s On First?” the classic baseball routine they did in the 1930s. My grandmother actually attended one of their shows and, according to my mother, peed her pants she laughed so hard.

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THAT was intelligent comedy. Clever comedy. You didn’t need to talk about sex, tell dirty jokes or use an obscenity to be funny.

Coincidentally, having never watched ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’, I didn’t know that he and some other well known comedians decided to do a follow up to the original “Who’s On First?” with “Who’s on First? The Sequel”.  Take a look below at him, Billy Crystal, Dan Aykroyd and Jerry Seinfeld taking a cue from the GREAT comedians who would probably be rolling over in their graves if they heard what comes out of the mouths of the modern ones.

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