History Creator / TheFiresignTheatre

13th Jan '16 3:04:52 PM SlaughterhouseDb
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Hemlock Stones is guilty of it, and it pops up from time to time in other skits. A fine example from ''Young Guy, Motor Detective'':
-->'''Young Guy:''' <bad Japanese accent> Justa keepin' it still for a minute, you name "Brad" Shaw, what "Brad" stand for?
-->'''Lt. Bradshaw:''' <American> Bernard.
-->'''sfx:''' <general shock and dismay from all characters>
-->'''Young Guy:''' Oh my God, you George Bernard Shaw! Famous author and writterwrary smart guy!
-->'''Rotonoto:''' I see, Boss! "Brad" Shaw say many times, he on side of right!
-->'''Lt. Bradshaw:''' <angry> That's right!
-->'''Rotonoto:''' That because...he WRITER!
21st Jun '15 6:40:06 PM HersheleOstropoler
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The Firesign Theatre (sometimes credited as The Firesign Theat''er'') is an American comedy group; its members are (left to right) Philip Proctor, the late Peter Bergman, Phil Austin, and David Ossman. Their albums parody the usual radio and comedy album tropes.

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The Firesign Theatre (sometimes credited as The Firesign Theat''er'') is an American comedy group; its members are (left to right) Philip Proctor, the late Peter Bergman, the late Phil Austin, and David Ossman. Their albums parody the usual radio and comedy album tropes.
11th May '15 8:35:47 AM Patachou
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* TheBackwardsR: The cover of their LP ''How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'', with its "All Hail [[TheMarxBrothers Marx]] and [[Music/JohnLennon Lennon]]" poster.

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* TheBackwardsR: The cover of their LP ''How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'', with its "All Hail [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Marx]] and [[Music/JohnLennon Lennon]]" poster.



* ShoutOut: Numerous, often buried in parody. For instance, the quote under GettingCrapPastTheRadar is a reference to movie/radio character [[TheAldrichFamily Henry Aldrich]]; OnceAnEpisode his mother would call him "Henry, Henry Aldrich!" and in a voice cracking with adolescence he'd respond, "Coming, Mother!"

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* ShoutOut: Numerous, often buried in parody. For instance, the quote under GettingCrapPastTheRadar is a reference to movie/radio character [[TheAldrichFamily [[Radio/TheAldrichFamily Henry Aldrich]]; OnceAnEpisode his mother would call him "Henry, Henry Aldrich!" and in a voice cracking with adolescence he'd respond, "Coming, Mother!"
11th May '15 8:34:33 AM Patachou
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* [[FunnyAneurysmMoment/{{Other}} Funny Aneurysm Moment]]: On the 1980 album ''Fighting Clowns'' they have a song called "Reagan" which includes the line "and it's never too late to lose again". This song was later released as a single, with, as its B-side, a song called, "Carter", where they talk about Jimmy Carter winning re-election, then being followed by eight years of Mondale.

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* [[FunnyAneurysmMoment/{{Other}} Funny Aneurysm Moment]]: On the 1980 album ''Fighting Clowns'' they have a song called "Reagan" which includes the line "and it's never too late to lose again". This song was later released as a single, with, as its B-side, a song called, "Carter", where they talk about Jimmy Carter UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter winning re-election, then being followed by eight years of Mondale.



** This opening sequence is a very direct parody of the opening of the 1940s radio/TV show ''TheAldrichFamily''.

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** This opening sequence is a very direct parody of the opening of the 1940s radio/TV show ''TheAldrichFamily''.''Radio/TheAldrichFamily''.



** The entirety of ''By the Light of the Silvery'', the original theatrical version of what became ''The Giant Rat of Sumatra'', is a Shout Out to ''TheGoonShow''.

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** The entirety of ''By the Light of the Silvery'', the original theatrical version of what became ''The Giant Rat of Sumatra'', is a Shout Out to ''TheGoonShow''.''Radio/TheGoonShow''.



* TakeThat: A sly one to TheResidents in ''Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death'' with the "Guys in Eyeball Hats", described as "Mumbling, Millenial Morons"

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* TakeThat: A sly one to TheResidents Music/TheResidents in ''Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death'' with the "Guys in Eyeball Hats", described as "Mumbling, Millenial Morons"



** Peter Bergman even worked with SpikeMilligan, a story he related after Milligan died, [[http://firesigntheatre.com/xmradio/show6/index.html here]].

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** Peter Bergman even worked with SpikeMilligan, Creator/SpikeMilligan, a story he related after Milligan died, [[http://firesigntheatre.com/xmradio/show6/index.html here]].
28th Feb '15 10:07:18 AM Patachou
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* ''Music/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus''

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* ''Music/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus''''Music/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus'' (1971)
19th Feb '15 1:08:21 AM bluesno1fann
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They also made at several movies, including ''Film/JMenForever'', and ''Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Yolk'' (a sequel to "AudioPlay/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger" from the album ''How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'').

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They also made at several movies, including ''Film/JMenForever'', and ''Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Yolk'' (a sequel to "AudioPlay/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger" "Music/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger" from the album ''How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'').
19th Feb '15 1:05:59 AM bluesno1fann
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* ''AudioPlay/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger''
* ''AudioPlay/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus''

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* ''AudioPlay/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger''
''Music/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger''
* ''AudioPlay/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus''''Music/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus''
1st Sep '14 1:47:07 PM StFan
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* GagDub: Their most successful film project, 1979's ''{{J-Men Forever}}'', took several '30s serials about catching spies and criminals and turned them into the adventures of a federal agency fighting for, among other things, our God-given rights to smoke dope and enjoy non-rock music.

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* GagDub: Their most successful film project, 1979's ''{{J-Men Forever}}'', ''Film/JMenForever'', took several '30s serials about catching spies and criminals and turned them into the adventures of a federal agency fighting for, among other things, our God-given rights to smoke dope and enjoy non-rock music.
9th May '14 7:14:02 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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** Peter Bergman even worked with SpikeMilligan, a story he related after Milligan died, [[http://firesigntheatre.com/xmradio/show6/index.html here]].
7th May '14 3:48:38 PM CaptEquinox
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* MedicineShow: On the album ''Everything You Know Is Wrong'', the recording's narrator plays a wire recording of a medicine show featuring a "Dr. Firesign" promoting "Chief Dancing Knockout's Pyramid Pushover Paste" and "Don Bruhaha's Inca Hell-Oil Tonic".

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* MedicineShow: On the album ''Everything You Know Is Wrong'', the recording's narrator plays a wire recording of a medicine show featuring a "Dr. Firesign" promoting "Chief Dancing Knockout's Pyramid Pushover Paste" and "Don Bruhaha's "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Teachings_of_Don_Juan Don Bruhaha]]'s Inca Hell-Oil Tonic".
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