Fish heads and shaving cream on the funny farm

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 thanks  to all for playing Lori’s Childhood Trivia.

Until our next excavation…

7 thoughts on “Fish heads and shaving cream on the funny farm”

  1. 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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