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I just wanted to remember Foster Brooks...
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Posted on 12/14/2011 1:19:27 PM PST by lowbridge

No, its not his birthday and the anniversary of his passing is six days away. I just wanted to remember this very funny guy....

Dean Martin Foster Brooks Drunk Airplane Pilot

Foster Brooks roasts Don Rickles

Foster Brooks roasts Jack Benny

Foster Brooks roasts Sammy Davis Jr.

Foster Brooks roasts Dean Martin

Foster Brooks roasts Johnny Carson


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: fosterbrooks
Foster Brooks (May 11, 1912 – December 20, 2001)
1 posted on 12/14/2011 1:19:30 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Oh man. What a comedian. I loved watching him. I'd laugh so hard the 'tears' would roll down my leg.

No school like the Old School.

2 posted on 12/14/2011 1:26:53 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

He was at the time funny, but I must tell you it’s kind of agonizing to watch him now doing the drunk routine, as with the publicity of drunk driving etc.


3 posted on 12/14/2011 1:31:52 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I remember he used to tell jokes like this one about his Polish brothers-in-law.

(Paraphrasing) "One of my wife's brothers was a captain in the Polish space agency. The other day he tells me they're going to be the first astronauts to go to the sun."

I said: "To the SUN? Are you crazy? You'll burn up before you get halfway there!"

My brother-in-law says "We're going at night!".

4 posted on 12/14/2011 1:38:09 PM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: lowbridge

Then there’s this one...complete with the drunk act, of course:

“Some of you may not know it, but I’ve been married more than once. In fact I’ve been married THREE times.

My first wife died from eating poisoned mushrooms...and my second wife died from a fractured skull.

She wouldn’t eat her mushrooms.”


5 posted on 12/14/2011 1:41:26 PM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: lowbridge

Foster Brooks and Charlie Callas = Two American Classics


6 posted on 12/14/2011 1:46:45 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: lowbridge

One of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XjNEOFRp28


7 posted on 12/14/2011 1:46:51 PM PST by Rex Anderson
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I must tell you that during 9/11, somebody got the idea to cast the movie. Somebody came up with Foster Brooks as Teddy Kennedy. First time I laughed in a week - thanks to Mr. Brooks and that great freeper.


8 posted on 12/14/2011 1:47:04 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Mich Patriot

See if you can find the Coast Guard small boat safety PSA. It is a real PSA and has me rolling every time I hear it.


9 posted on 12/14/2011 1:47:16 PM PST by rstrahan
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To: lowbridge

Foster Brooks, Charlie Callas and Jack Benny... Wow!


10 posted on 12/14/2011 1:47:53 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: lowbridge

Self depricating humor is often the toughest because it involves some sense of tragedy but often the funniest because everybody can relate to it. Foster Brooks was a very funny guy.


11 posted on 12/14/2011 1:50:38 PM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: lowbridge

He was very funny, thanks for the trip down memory lane


12 posted on 12/14/2011 1:51:55 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: lowbridge

watch the roast of Rickles..

The only man to put “Mr Hockey puck” in his place...priceless!


13 posted on 12/14/2011 2:01:41 PM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: lowbridge

Bookmarking, thanks for the laughs!


14 posted on 12/14/2011 2:04:39 PM PST by alicewonders
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To: alicewonders

for later


15 posted on 12/14/2011 2:24:49 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: lowbridge

Every time I drive through Bradford PA, I think of him. There is an exit off the 219 called Foster Brooks Blvd. He was one of a kind.


16 posted on 12/14/2011 2:26:08 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mich Patriot

Oh God, I did that playing nickel/dime poker with some guys at the NCO Academy. Some one asked me if I had ever been married and I went into that joke,telling it like it was my life, proper dramatic pauses as they were sucked in to my terrible tragedy.

When I hit them with the punchline, the shocked disbelief on their faces was priceless, right before they broke into the laughter of people that had been had, and loved every second of a good gag


17 posted on 12/14/2011 2:59:34 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: The Mayor
He was one of a kind.

You'll get a kick out of him talking about his Buffalo in-laws.

18 posted on 12/14/2011 3:03:02 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: lowbridge
well, how about we all have Bananas Foster to mark the anniversary!

And pay no attention to it being named for a different Foster; they were both brothers from another mother.

19 posted on 12/14/2011 3:32:55 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Centralization destroys the blight of monopoly")
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To: lowbridge
He was a serious singer...and quite good.

I remember getting some prime seats at a Los Angeles Rams game where he sat three away from me - and he sang the National Anthem....as it should be sung.

20 posted on 12/14/2011 3:39:39 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: miss marmelstein
I must tell you that during 9/11, somebody got the idea to cast the movie. Somebody came up with Foster Brooks as Teddy Kennedy. First time I laughed in a week - thanks to Mr. Brooks and that great freeper.

Let me say, as humbly as possible, that I was the Freeper who made the comment about casting Foster Brooks as Ted Kennedy. It was one of my very first posts - I had joined Free Republic in July of 2001. Thank you for the compliment.(I remember someone else commenting that they would need to put Brooks in a fat suit if he played Kennedy!)

I was always a fan of Foster Brooks. His drunk routine was so convincing that many people wondered if he really was drunk on stage (of course, he wasn't.) I remember reading an article about him in which he said that he approached his drunk routine differently from others. Just about every other comedian who played a drunk on stage or in a TV show over-played everything: They would stagger wildly, really slur their words, sing "Sweet Adeline", and just generally act sloppy. Foster Brooks took the opposite approach. He played a guy who was drunk, but trying his best not to let on that he was drunk. Instead of the wild stagger, he would walk with very deliberate steps, stumbling just enough to be noticeable. He had a slight slur in his speech, and would throw in a little (very little) belch every now and then. When he stood still, he would waver slightly, trying his best to appear composed.

21 posted on 12/14/2011 4:01:31 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: lowbridge

I loved Foster Brooks.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 4:04:27 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: nikos1121
If you are focusing on or are uncomfortable with his depiction of an inebriated individual, then you are missing the point of his act. Besides, he is not driving a motor vehicle in any of his acts.


23 posted on 12/14/2011 6:21:23 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I’m saying he was very funny in his time... today it wouldn’t play Peoria...Do you recall Dudley Moore in Arthur?
Uncomfortable watching now.. Sorry.. Not funny...


24 posted on 12/14/2011 6:27:15 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121
Sorry.. Not funny...

Sorry...can't agree.

25 posted on 12/14/2011 6:40:09 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: BfloGuy

The link doesn’t go any where...


26 posted on 12/14/2011 8:01:29 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: GreenHornet

I want to thank you again for that great laugh you gave me at a very sad time! The idea of Foster Brooks/Teddy Kennedy was just so spot on.

I loved him too. For whatever reason, my husband and I were watching him on You Tube recently. I think it was the old Dean Martin roasts. The man was hilarious.

I won’t forget your name again, GreenHornet!


27 posted on 12/14/2011 11:35:47 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: nikos1121

“I’m saying he was very funny in his time... today it wouldn’t play Peoria...Do you recall Dudley Moore in Arthur?
Uncomfortable watching now.. Sorry.. Not funny...”

Your problem is quite simple to diagnose.....

You have been infected by Political Correctness.

Recognizing the problem is the first step in the treatment process.


28 posted on 12/14/2011 11:56:01 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

Hahaha. You’re probably right. Doing the drunk act is not as funny as it used to be.


29 posted on 12/15/2011 2:53:48 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

THAT WASN’T TEARS! LOL


30 posted on 12/15/2011 6:31:09 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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