It's the Doodletown Pipers!



Cheery bunch, aren't they?


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  1. From that literary masterpiece "Big Screen, Little Screen" by Rex Reed (whom I credit with teaching me how to write):

    "...the most easily forgettable odd-ball event of the television season were the monotonous Doodletown Pipers, ten men and ten women who should know better, weighted down in baggy sweaters and sunlamp smiles, who doop-doop-dooped and ooo-ooo-oooed their way through everything from "California Dreaming" to "Georgy Girl" without precision, coordination, or technique. At one point they sang the Beatles song "Yesterday" lying on their stomachs, and for their finale they all took their shoes off and threw them at the audience."

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    1. Love that old bitch!

      For a similar, yet oddly more somber, thrill: The Establishment.

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  2. This is exactly what everybody did when I left New York!
    Coincidentally, it is what everybody did when I arrived in the mountains, too!!

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  3. "Won't you take me to...

    Doodletoooown!"

    BrianB

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  4. doodletown.....i went to grammar school there,
    but father got a promotion and we moved upstate, to funkytown.

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    1. I always took you for an Uptown girl.

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  5. Wasn't Doodletown quarentined by the EPA for huge amounts of Speed in the water?.

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  6. I must start wearing turtlenecks and V-neck sweaters again....

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  7. Hey, I haven't STOPPED wearing the turtleneck and V-neck sweater combination !

    Cee.

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  8. I'm not that smart so I needed to confirm, but yes that is the late, great Theresa Graves in this clip!

    Thanks, Anonymous Cee for making me go back and check it out! And you go Girl, with the turtleneck/v-neck sweater combo!

    BrianB

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    1. Miss Graves was indeed a Doodletown Piper. Before Laugh-In and Get Christie Love, of course! I always liked her and was sad when she died.

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    2. She was the only one on Laugh In who didn't come off as totally insane, which ultimately, probably worked against her.

      But coming from someone "of her time", she was someone who had "it" and I felt like she was a not so small part of moving this old human thing along.

      BrianB

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    3. And, of course, she was gorgeous!

      Here she is, grooving with Carol Channing!

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    4. I remember this clip! Theresa really had to keep up with Carol.

      That's show biz!

      BrianB

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