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PostPosted: March 20, 2005 3:05 PM 

What is everyone's favorite stand-up bit that Jerry did on the show? I personally like the one with the traffic. The lane experts that are constantly reevaluating, Is this the best lane for me? And someday traffic is going to get so bad that we will be moving backwards.


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PostPosted: March 20, 2005 4:44 PM 

From The Pony Remark... The one where he says he gets so bored at family get-togethers, that he contemplates crashing through a window... then brushing himself off and telling his Aunt Rose that he's okay and for her to continue on about her Hummel collection. Genius!

That really hits home.

cousin jeffrey
Vile Weed

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PostPosted: March 20, 2005 4:57 PM 

the handicap spot is like the mirage of parking spaces...
What is the parking situation at the Special Olympics?...

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 20, 2005 5:29 PM 

I will tell you the bit that I don't thinks funny... the bit where he's laughing at disabled people. now.thats.not.comedy


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PostPosted: March 20, 2005 5:35 PM 

You must be one of those rich, spoiled handicapped people, who doesn't want to do any work, and just wants to sit in their wheelchair and take it easy.


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PostPosted: March 20, 2005 7:25 PM 

favourite from the show: "are we gonna confuse him with bozo the district attorney?"

favourite from his regular material: all his stuff about race horses.

"do you really think when the race is over, the horses are going, 'i was first, i was second, i was third'.... i think they're thinking 'oat bag! i get my oat bag now! oat bag!"

i guess it's all in the delivery.

Wealthy Industrialist

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PostPosted: March 21, 2005 11:40 AM 

Classic stuff, Gack... the whole bit kills me:

"If they knew that, you'd see some mighty careful stepping coming down that home stretch. 'Easy, fellas, easy. You win, I'll place, whatever it is. It's all the same oat bag, fellas. The important thing is your health.'"


"Well, I hope it's not a 'lemona'...or you'll be hearing from my 'lawya.'"

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PostPosted: March 21, 2005 11:59 AM 

Jerry: "and what's the deal with Cancer?"

Audience: "I have cancer!"

Kramer: "oooh. tough crowd"

Delicate Genius
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PostPosted: March 21, 2005 10:41 PM 

My favourite part was the bit he did in the very first episode, about washing powder commercials, and how they show all the stains the powders get out, including blood,

"blood? isn't that a violent image to anyone? let me tell you something... you're wearing a t-shirt that's covered in blood... maybe laundry isn't your top priority right now... maybe you wanna get the harpoon out of your chest, for cryin' out loud."

the thing about observational stand up comedy is that it never really looks funny when written down, a lot of it is in the delivery. That's because there is no "punch line" to observational comedy. Which is what makes is such a very, very difficult art to make work and to make funny. That's why 99% of these "observational comics" are so crap, but the ones who are good are really really great.

just my 2c. Smile

Bubble Boy

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PostPosted: March 23, 2005 12:48 PM 

... sure I'm starving and my family no clothing or shelter but I'm not telling THOSE jokes!

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PostPosted: March 23, 2005 3:48 PM 

also from the first episode about men's attempts to meet women. the yell from the construction site, the car honk - this is the best we've come up with. describing "our organization" and how wherever theres a woman we have a man on the job - he may not be our best, but hes there.

and the opening from the episode where babu is deported, where he asks if we really had to specify on the statute of liberty that we would accept all refuse from other countries. that list is all delivery and really good

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