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3rd Mar '16 9:23:34 PM Twentington
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* TalkingToHimself: Ray is both the reporter and the interviewee in "The Streak".
29th Feb '16 3:40:37 PM Josef5678
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* NuttySquirrel: "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival" is about two kids bringing a squirrel to church, which promptly gets loose and creates all kinds of havoc.
2nd Feb '16 1:08:50 AM jayharrison
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* AuthorAvatar: The Streak is a cartoon version of Ray.



** Ray taps Music/TheBeachBoys for "Surfin' USSR".



--->Oh! Hello! Coy? Where have you been? No, you wasn't at the meeting! Well, I found out that at three o'clock this mornin' you was out there in your Fruit of the Looms in the motel swimmin' pool with a bunch of them waitresses from the cocktail lounge! I just hope Charlene don't find out about this, Coy! What? Well, how'd you get that big motorcycle up there ''on'' the high dive, Coy?

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--->Oh! Hello! Coy? Where have you been? No, you wasn't at the meeting! Well, I found out that that, at three o'clock this mornin' mornin', you was out there in your Fruit of the Looms in the motel swimmin' pool with a bunch of them little waitresses from the cocktail lounge! I just hope Charlene don't find out about this, Coy! What? Well, how'd you get that big motorcycle up there ''on'' the high dive, Coy?



* ReligionRantSong: "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex" is one about the hypocrisy of televangelists asking for money while appearing to be opulent themselves.

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* ReligionRantSong: "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex" Rolex?" is one about the hypocrisy of televangelists asking for money while appearing to be opulent themselves.



* RunningGag:
** During "The Streak", each of the three disturbances has the news reporter interviewing the same man.
-->'''Reporter:''' Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened?
-->'''Interviewee:''' Yeah, I did.
** Another one is invoked throughout "It's Me Again, Margaret" with the obscene caller talking to the same woman.



* {{Streaking}}: "The Streak" is a about a streaker appearing at number of unlikely locales: a supermarket, a gas station and the basketball playoffs.

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* {{Streaking}}: "The Streak" is a about a streaker appearing at number of unlikely locales: a supermarket, a gas station station, and the a basketball playoffs.playoff game.


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* TalkingToHimself: Ray is both the reporter and the interviewee in "The Streak".
7th Dec '15 3:10:16 PM Twentington
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* GreatestHitsAlbum: For whatever reason, Curb frequently re-releases several of his biggest songs, usually in re-recorded form, on an increasingly large set of Greatest Hits albums dating back to TheEighties.


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** "The Ballad of the Blue Cyclone" from ''I Have Returned'' was abridged and spliced together from two separate tracks (Part 1 and Part 2) for the single edit. The single edit later appeared on a GreatestHitsAlbum.
** There's a small debate about why the radio edit of "The Haircut Song" took out the entire second verse (about the skinhead barber). Obviously, with that verse being the longest verse, a radio edit being tough to do with only taking out small parts of a single verse with it being a comedy song, and with the first and last verses meshing well together without the second, it was only a natural omission. However, the second verse also has the most controversial barber of them: the skinhead barber. The barber uses a Nazi flag as a hair shield drape, the detailed description of the barber and the shop, and the barber being a homosexual (ironic that he would be given what is described about him beforehand). Not to mention that the song was recorded somewhat prior to when media attention towards skinheads began to rise (the song was released three years before the now infamous Geraldo skinhead episode). The omission seems like an act of PC censorship, even when the inclusion of the verse would've made the song six minutes long (as opposed to the four minutes of the radio edit). The radio edit, though, (which the video uses and which appears on his Box Set album) does has its positives. It takes out the laugh track that Ray used on a lot of other songs he had. It also adds a few acts of acting out his emotions with the other barbers (he coughs when he tells the first barber, in a squeaky voice, that he's possibly the toughest man in the entire world). The altered track does also seem to have a much cleaner sound than the original.
29th Sep '15 8:38:55 AM Briguy52748
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Stevens always balanced his goofy, side-splittingly funny songs with serious material, meaning ballads and gospel. Two of his biggest hits -- 1970's "Everything is Beautiful" and 1975's "Misty" -- are prime examples.
3rd Jul '15 4:02:08 PM FordPrefect
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--->'''Margaret:''' And how much for those handcuffs?

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--->'''Margaret:''' And And, uh, how much for those handcuffs?



--->Oh! Hello! Coy? Where have you been? No, you wasn't at the meeting! Well, I found out that at three o'clock this mornin' you was out there in your Fruit of the Looms in the motel swimmin' pool with a bunch of them waitresses from the cocktail lounge! I just hope Charlene don't find out about this, Coy! What? Well, how'd you get that big motorcycle up there on the high dive, Coy?

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--->Oh! Hello! Coy? Where have you been? No, you wasn't at the meeting! Well, I found out that at three o'clock this mornin' you was out there in your Fruit of the Looms in the motel swimmin' pool with a bunch of them waitresses from the cocktail lounge! I just hope Charlene don't find out about this, Coy! What? Well, how'd you get that big motorcycle up there on ''on'' the high dive, Coy?
1st May '15 10:01:42 AM Twentington
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* BlackComedy: Sometimes employed on his MCA albums in the 1980s. Examples include "Hugo the Human Cannonball" (see below) and "Fred", about a hunting dog who comes home with a pregnant female dog. [[spoiler:Fred gets run over at the end of the song, and then the narrator realizes that [[ChocolateBaby none of the female's pups looks anything like Fred]].]]

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* BlackComedy: Sometimes employed on his MCA albums in the 1980s. Examples include "Hugo the Human Cannonball" (see below) and "Fred", about a hunting dog who comes home with a pregnant female dog. [[spoiler:Fred gets run over at the end of the song, and then the narrator realizes that [[ChocolateBaby none of the female's pups looks anything like Fred]].]]below).


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* ChocolateBaby: "Fred", about a hunting dog who comes home with a pregnant female dog. Fred gets run over at the end of the song, and then the narrator realizes that none of the female's pups looks anything like Fred.
16th Apr '15 6:27:37 AM Pennyforth
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* ChainedToARailway: Parodied in "Along Came Jones", which tells of a man who is watching TV when he sees three different shows in which a DamselInDistress is held by a villain, and rescued at the last second by a MartyStu named Jones. In the third verse, the damsel is tied to a railroad track.

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* ChainedToARailway: Parodied in "Along Came Jones", which tells of a man who is TV viewer watching TV when he sees three different shows a cliched Western in which a DamselInDistress is held by a villain, and rescued at the last second by a MartyStu named Jones. In the third verse, the damsel is tied to a railroad track.
22nd Feb '15 5:27:00 AM IlGreven
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* NewhartPhoneCall[=/=]RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: "Shriner's Convention" consists of a one-sided dialogue, via hotel phone, between two members of the Hahira, Georgia, delegation: leader "Illustrious Potentate" (Bubba), and member "Noble Lumpkin" (Coy), whose wild antics and failure to show up for functions are driving Bubba crazy. Over the course of the conversation we hear from Bubba about Coy's various exploits which include getting his Harley-Davidson motorcycle into his hotel room and on the high diving board of the hotel swimming pool, being in said pool with "a bunch of them waitresses from the cocktail lounge", and getting a "little redhead" (to quote Bubba) to streak through their banquet yelling out the "secret code," wearing nothing but Coy's fez.

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* NewhartPhoneCall[=/=]RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: "Shriner's Convention" consists of a one-sided dialogue, via hotel phone, between two members of the Hahira, Georgia, delegation: leader "Illustrious Potentate" (Bubba), and member "Noble Lumpkin" (Coy), whose wild antics and failure to show up for functions are driving Bubba crazy. Over the course of the conversation we hear from Bubba about Coy's various exploits which include getting his Harley-Davidson motorcycle into his hotel room and on the high diving board of the hotel swimming pool, being in said pool with "a bunch of them waitresses from the cocktail lounge", and getting a "little redhead" (to quote Bubba) to streak through their banquet yelling out the "secret code," wearing nothing but Coy's fez.fez ('cuz Coy's the only one that has a fez with a propeller on top).
8th Feb '15 1:53:51 AM foxley
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* ParkingPayback: Upon seeing a person parked in a handicapped spot, the title character of "Super Cop" shoots the owner of the car in the foot and says "You're handicapped now!"
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