Tuesday, September 30, 2008

OGF Zodiac for Sept. 30 - Oct. 14: Proboscis the Anteater

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If you were born between Sept. 30th and Oct. 14th, you fall under the sign of Proboscis the Anteater (at least, according to Prof. Otis G. Firefly you do)! Hey, at least he's kind of cute (in an anteatery sort of way...)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Serendipity Singers Sing of Love, Lies, and Flying Festoons,...

The Serendipity Singers were a popular folk group at the time. This album features songs written by Shel Silverstein, probably most famous for his children's poetry books like "Where the Sidewalk Ends" (although he did much more than that). It's actually a very interesting variety of songs here. My favorite off of the album is the song "Plastic", which talks about the pervasiveness of plastic in our society. It would still be current, except you'd have to change the "record" reference to "CD". Anyhow, there's lots of fun stuff here, and I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Little Sally Saucer
  2. When Peaches Grow on Lilac Trees
  3. The Monkey and the Elephant
  4. Modern Talk
  5. Everytime
  6. The Clam
  7. The Beanstalk
  8. The Slitheree-Dee
  9. Some Days
  10. Muddy Old River
  11. Willowy Billowy Land
  12. Plastic
  13. If You Come Back in Summer
  14. The Flying Festoon
  15. Boa Constrictor
  16. The Lion
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Erick - Pastor Pickin'

And taking the Creepy Christian Puppets to its logical conclusion, here's Erick, performing with his manipulator Beverly Massegee. (I would guess "manipulator" is the technical term for somebody who operates a ventriloquist dummy, but it still sounds a little unsettling.) This is another case of something that probably works a lot better in person. (The audience seems to like it well enough.) But robbed of the visuals and not knowing who the people are that are being joked about, it loses something in the translation. But it's a fun little novelty, and I hope you like it.

And look on the bright side. You don't have that huge face staring at you from the album cover when you're listening to this like I did!

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Oops! There Comes a Smile - Jim & Tammy & Their Friends

Continuing our theme of "Creepy Puppets", here's one with a decidedly Christian bent. It's Tammy Faye Bakker singing songs in her puppety voices (with a little help from her husband Jim on the stories). I think I've got another album of these that I'll look for if you guys are interested. And did you ever notice that Susie Moppet (that's the girl puppet on the left) looks like Porky Pig in drag?

Oops! There comes the track list:
  1. The Joy of the Lord
  2. What a Wonderful Day That Will Be
  3. Oops! There Comes a Smile
  4. Happiness Is the Lord
  5. God Is Watching You
  6. Do Lord
  7. I Wonder
  8. Heaven Is a Wonderful Place
  9. Praise the Lord
  10. God's Not Dead
  11. Story (The Pearl of Great Price)
  12. Story (Noah's Ark)
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Punch and Judy - Doug Anderson the "Magic Clown"

Look, I know that Punch and Judy have been a puppet tradition for decades, but when you put it on a record without the benefit of watching it, it's just a story about a guy who repeatedly hits his wife and baby with a stick. He also almost hangs, but tricks the policeman into getting his own foot caught in the noose. By the time it's all over Punch has gone to Hell (I guess that's what the picture is showing) and (SPOILER ALERT) kills the Devil! And it's all narrated by Doug Anderson the "Magic Clown" who does his best to remind us that it's all pretend. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Raggedy Ann & Andy's Alphabet & Numbers

Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy get taken to school by the little girl that owns them (I forgot her name!) and when they get back, they teach the other toys about the alphabet and numbers. This one has that odd Jon Lovitz sounding guy doing narration again. I expect someone to stop him and compliment him on how convincing he is, so he can yell, "ACTING!!!"

I've got quite a few things saved here, but I just started school again myself, so I haven't had time to write descriptions for them yet. I'll try to get a few of them in the pipeline pretty soon if I can.

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Monday, September 01, 2008

OGF Wisdom for September

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Here's your Prof. Otis G. Firefly wisdom for September, right on time (because I'm putting it in in August)! Enjoy!!