Nov 242020

Perhaps a few of you also suffer from a “hard drive” cluttered with weird pop culture knowledge gathered from sudden dives into rabbit holes. I forget a lot of important things, I am pretty sure, because my brain retains so much pointless information that only interests me. Here’s the latest case in point.

I was watching this excellent episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show the other night, and in the middle of an already top-shelf episode involving the possible firing Sally or Buddy and Rob getting an offer from a puppet, who should show up but Laugh-In cast member and Philadelphia native Henry Gibson. I always get a kick out of that guy!

At the following point in the show, he stands up and recites a poem. For the next few days, I kept thinking, “Where have I heard that before?” See if it rings a bell for you.

Last night, while washing the dishes, out of nowhere, I finally made the connection…after the jump! It goes without saying that as soon as I finished my chore, I jumped down a rabbit hole and eventually forgot to tell my wife something important.


  6 Responses to “Another Reason I Will Soon Forget Something Important”

  1. Man, that is really playing the long game by Gibson and Altman. I usually think of Henry Gibson in Altman’s The Long Goodbye first. Did he do a stint on Laugh In, too? Did they have Arte Johnson and Henry Gibson at the same time? That’s a small man powerhouse duo.

  2. The Long Goodbye is such a great movie – and yes, Gibson and Johnson together on Laugh-In was the beginning of a TV Small Faces.

  3. misterioso

    No, I didn’t make the connection but dear God, I love the Dick van Dyke Show!

  4. Karen Black!

  5. mockcarr

    A line from a recent episode I saw that I have to appropriate happens during a party where a woman is flirting with Rob and then moves on to Buddy in expectation of practicing her game for when Alan Brady shows up; she says “What’s Alan Brady really like?”, and Buddy says “ I don’t think Alan Brady really likes anything.”

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