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Archives, Willie Whistle and Channel 38...
- Subject: Archives, Willie Whistle and Channel 38...
- From: TVHD <TVHD@aol.com>
- Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 18:52:41 EST
On Saturday, Mar 14, Bump Martin wrote:
>You know, I would *love* to have a tape of the show to
>show my kids this ridiculous program that we ACTUALLY
>watched! (Remember that he needed an interpreter to
>repeat almost everything he said...?)
Yeah...horrible stuff. But techs who worked on the show
swear they could understand him. An acquired ability,
He used those tiny, cylindrical bird-whistles sold at
joke shops to "talk". The techs kept spares on hand
because Willie frequently swallowed them. <ulp!>
There were many stories about Willie...one time he was
out on a harbor cruise, and became violently seasick, to
the point where he passed out. They propped him up in
a deck chair, unconscious. "There's nothing quite like
the sight of an unconscious clown on the high sea," said
someone who was there.
- - Henry Dane