The Lawrence Welk Show

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  1. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    A friend of mine shared this on Facebook today...

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tdmaEhMHE&feature=related[/media]

    "One Toke Over The Line"

    ??????????????????!
     
  2. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    The song mentions Sweet Jebus and Sweet Mary so I'm sure the rest of it is on the up and up.


    ;)
     
  3. YCantAngieRead

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    Lol.
     
  4. Fish Man

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    Back in the '70s and early '80s Robin Williams regularly did a Lawrence Welk impression in his stand up act wherein he usually said something like, "Tank you, tank you, that was the lovely Lennon Sisters doing 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction'". (Alternately, "Iron Man" or "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", or a variety of other unlikely selections).

    Stuff like the video above was the inspiration for that.
     
  5. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    You gotta give them credit for not messing with the lyrics. If that situation happened today, and they actually sang the song, they would have changed toke to something like toe.
     
  6. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    The way Myron Floren was hacking and coughing through the intro maybe they all blazed up right before the performance.
    If that was true I would rewatch the shows with a whole new appreciation!
     
  7. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

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    his namesake, frank yankovic, is a cleveland polka legend. wonder is they are related?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Yankovic

    as for lawrence welk, my mom always watched the show on saturday evenings and i can't resist tuning in for a few minutes every time i see it for my dose of cheese. just last weekend, i got sucked in and karen walked in and asked "what the hell are you watching." lengendary...
     
  8. Fish Man

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    In one of the more bizarre coincidences in show business, they aren't. Really, they aren't. (They have performed together, however.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/"Wierd_Al"_Yankovic
     
  9. gchance

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    In 1986, Weird Al actually had Frankie Yankovic on one of his specials, Weird Al's Guide to the Grammys. He also covered one of Frankie's tunes on Alpocolypse.

     
  10. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    This still makes me LOL :D
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f-nB-z6grY[/media]
     
  11. Fish Man

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    In 1971, whoever chose that song for the Lawrence Welk show didn't have clue number 1 what a "toke" was. Guaranteed.

    The singers probably did. And methinks they did an admirable job of hiding their smirks and snickers.

    Based on stuff I've read, the musicians and singers who worked on the Lawrence Welk show were usually reasonably up on current events, pop culture, etc., whereas the show's writers and producers were not. They took the job on the embarrassingly corny Lawrence Welk show because it was a steady paying gig, and corny or not got them exposure on television, which was likely to lead to even better gigs eventually.
     

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