Fish heads and shaving cream on the funny farm

July 31, 2010

in Lori's Childhood Trivia

When Melissa says, “I plan on kicking all your a$$es,” believe her.

Mel got the correct answer (again) for Lori’s Childhood Trivia. Which was……..

……………..Dr Demento!

The Dr Demento radio show syndicated in 1974 and ran 36 more years until just 2 months ago. Here are some of my childhood favorites, as guessed by A and Mel.

The music on this one starts at 2:19. Bizarre-ness precedes it.

You DO know that roly poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino in italian restaurants with [Asian] women, don’t you?

This is the first Dr Demento feature that caught my ear. I thought it sounded so sinful.

In 1976, a teenager named Al made some weird tapes of his creative parodies and sent them to the Dr Demento Show. The mock-songs were so clever and amusing that Dr Demento put them on the air. And thus the talents of Weird Al Yankovic were introduced to generations of listeners. Here are some of my favorites, which creep into the 1980s.

Michael’s Jackson parody: “Eat It”

A little story ’bout a man named Jed: “Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies”

“I lost on Jeopardy, Baby.”

Congrats to Melissa, and thanksĀ  to all for playing Lori’s Childhood Trivia.

Until our next excavation…

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

May July 31, 2010 at 9:13 am

Ahh, the seventies. Sigh.


Kristin July 31, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I think we seriously need to have a game for everyone else and a game for Mel. No one else stands a chance of winning. Way to go Mel!


Baby Smiling In Back Seat August 1, 2010 at 5:08 am

Hooray Mel!


Mel August 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I am totally fine with Kristin’s suggestion–make a game only for meeeeeeeeeeee :-)


Jamie August 4, 2010 at 8:14 am

I can’t think of Dr. Demento without thinking of Weird Al!


mrs spock August 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Love them both!


andy August 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm

ah man… I haven’t been getting feed updates and missed this!

note to self… check Lori’s blog even when google reader doesn’t have an update!


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