Skip to comments.I just wanted to remember Foster Brooks...
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
No school like the Old School.
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.
(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!".
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.”
Foster Brooks and Charlie Callas = Two American Classics
One of my favorites:
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.
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.
Foster Brooks, Charlie Callas and Jack Benny... Wow!
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.
He was very funny, thanks for the trip down memory lane
watch the roast of Rickles..
The only man to put “Mr Hockey puck” in his place...priceless!
Bookmarking, thanks for the laughs!
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.
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
You'll get a kick out of him talking about his Buffalo in-laws.
And pay no attention to it being named for a different Foster; they were both brothers from another mother.
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.
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.
I loved Foster Brooks.
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...
The link doesn’t go any where...
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!
“Im saying he was very funny in his time... today it wouldnt 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.
Hahaha. You’re probably right. Doing the drunk act is not as funny as it used to be.
THAT WASN’T TEARS! LOL