It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

Stay tuned for Dragnet on most of these stations. The rest of you will get bupkis.

After listening to old-time radio for three hours straight last night, as part of our Halloween show prep, I believe I am now sufficiently qualified to make the following observations:
  1. It can be quite difficult to distinguish between the voices of little kids in certain family situation comedies.
  2. The more a kid whines in a family situation comedy, the more Spatch wants to turn down the volume and "pretend" he's listening.
  3. If your kids won't eat our sponsor's hot cereal, tell them Hopalong Cassidy eats it and they're sure to shovel it down by the bowlful.
  4. Jack Benny's valet Rochester has a brother named September. They were both named in the same fashion: Rochester was born in Rochester; his brother in September.
  5. Ozzie & Harriet had a real clever way to plug their sponsor, International Silver. The Nelson family lived on 1847 Rogers Road. This is a great coincidence because International Silver made a line of silver called 1847 Rogers Silver. It's all over eBay nowadays. You can look it up.
  6. According to the American Meat Institute, it's perfectly okay to pronounce the word protein with three syllables ("protean") instead of with two. At least, that's what their announcer thinks. I was trying to figure out what the hell he meant by protean meat.
  7. During "the duration", everybody had at least one point in the day where they'd stop in mid-conversation and just start pontificating on how we all have to do our part and send a message to "those guys" that we don't want them ever picking a fight with us again.
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