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adryan

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Jean Shepard
« on: October 20, 2010, 04:44:37 PM »
New to the forum thanks for letting me in,
Dear Tom,
I think you are a true classic and also that you have more in common with Coyle and Sharp and yes, Jean Shepard than you do with many of your contemporaries. Here's my question: you are gracious and lavish in your praise of your contemporaries but not so much with your antecedents in the specific kid of comedy you do on the Best Show and with Jon Wurster. What gives?
-Anthony (San Francisco)

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 05:27:01 PM »
He's cited Bob & Ray as an influence more than once.
I'll probably go into the wee hours.

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 08:47:09 PM »
He's also mentioned Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 10:00:47 PM »
He's mentioned the Ealing Studio films with Alec Guinness as well. 
Sounds like someone was working as a conduit for nature's natural vengeance.  Just like Jesus.  And some of the others.

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 10:10:15 PM »
He has also acknowledged his debt to Rip Taylor...

Or was that Bill Saluga?
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"This heaven gives me migraine."

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 01:29:20 AM »
the specific kid of comedy

Andy Milonakis?
Sounds like someone was working as a conduit for nature's natural vengeance.  Just like Jesus.  And some of the others.

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 01:53:56 AM »
Quote from: adryan on October 20, 2010, 03:44:37 PM
the specific kid of comedy

Andy Milonakis?

oh yes I am home, thanks for bringing it

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2010, 02:11:03 AM »
You are welcome!
Sounds like someone was working as a conduit for nature's natural vengeance.  Just like Jesus.  And some of the others.

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 03:05:13 PM »
He told us on Am I Right?? that he didn't like Shep.

adryan

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2010, 04:02:59 PM »
He asked if Shep was another "Tiny Town", and told me on twitter he hasn't listened to it. I was a regular listener to the "Brass Fillagree" (Shep's show on WOR from the 60's to the 70's) podcasts for awhile before becoming a "Best Show" listener. Some guy recorded it for ten years in his bed room (someone else here will know more than me). The sound is awful sometimes as a result but they are an amazing document. Some parts are similar to Tom, the feigned (or not) contempt for the audience, shouted asides to the engineer, arcane turns of phrase, show biz tales. No calls though, mostly stories, and sometimes tributes to people he admired that are very touching. Often he lags (he did it 5 nights a week for 30 mins.,) but he has flashes of brilliance. His New Year's story of eating picked herring at his grandmother's floored me. Xmas Story and other tv adaptations have diminished him but I think he was great. Oh, there was a dreadful radio interview I heard with a sports station in NY in Shep's final years, (late 90's?) Where he attributed the decline of major league baseball to the the increase in Spanish speaking players. Depressing.
Tom has to have name checked Coyle and Sharpe at some point, but I haven't heard it. They have more in common with Scharpling and Wurster than Bob and Ray do IMO.
-Anthony

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2010, 05:42:55 PM »
Haven't
Remember how he couldn't stop his leg?

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2010, 05:43:11 PM »
you
Remember how he couldn't stop his leg?

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2010, 05:43:22 PM »
heard
Remember how he couldn't stop his leg?

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2010, 05:43:37 PM »
Slow
Remember how he couldn't stop his leg?

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2010, 05:43:55 PM »
Talkers
Remember how he couldn't stop his leg?

 

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