Saturday, March 12, 2011

What it was, was football

It's hard to imagine that when television was in its infancy, Andy Griffith, AKA Opie's pop, Sheriff Andy Taylor began his performing career as a stand up comedian. This bit, released in 1953 as a 78 or a 45 RPM record (ask your parents) gives an early glimpse of his mostly unchanging style. What it was was describes a strangers visit to a football game. Refer back often to refresh your memories of the sport during the coming strike.




Hope you enjoy.

6 comments:

Main Line Sportsman said...

Heard this clip on Blue Collar Radio XM comedy once....hilarious.

James said...

This was one of my all time favorites when I was a kid.

Town and Country Mom said...

Thanks for the happy memories. I guess my dad had the 45, I remember his playing it for me and my brother. I have to say I didn't get much of it at the time, of course, I knew nothing about football!

Flo said...

We played that thing so many times I can almost say a bunch of it by heart, 'What It Was' was one track on a larger collection of his material on an old LP, I remember another LP we had from around that era w/ a bunch of Jonathan Winters'recorded material.

BMC III said...

My dad and I listened to this over and over. What a classic!

T said...

Hey! New signature!

Oh yeah, the link was funny as well. Well, Andy Griffith funny, at any rate.