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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Funny Fella

I am participating in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge.  Each day in April (except Sunday), I will post topic themes that begin with the letters of the alphabet, from A-Z.  Today's letter is F.

The late '80s & '90s were my more formative years.  One of the biggest things I discovered during that time is how vital humor is in life.  My awkward and dysfunctional existence became more tolerable every Saturday night around 11:30, the moment someone uttered the line, "live from New York, it's Saturday night!!"  Because they were the faces I saw each week, I've always been especially fond of the SNL cast that included folks like Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, etc. 

One of my all-time favorite recurring sketches was Wayne's World.  Mike Myers and Dana Carvey in their long hair & ripped jeans never failed to amuse.  Dana Carvey as Church Lady was another favorite of mine, not to mention the myriad of other characters he played each week.  The Choppin' Broccoli sketch is one that comes to mind from back in those days.  I randomly burst out singing that song every now and then.  (That may have more to do with the fact that I'm certifiably insane & less to do with it's hilarity.)

So you can imagine my fan-girl excitement when my hubby, daughter, father-in-law, and I went to see Dana Carvey perform live yesterday.  

The hubs & I got a little nervous when we noticed that our kiddo was the only person under the age of 16 or 17 in the audience, but there were only a few jokes that I would consider inappropriate for her age group, and they weren't that bad.  (It's not like she doesn't hear worse things come out of my potty mouth, anyway!)  He put on a really funny show.  My favorite part was when he brought out his acoustic guitar and broke into song.  What song, you ask?  Why, it was a little ditty by the name of Choppin' Broccoli.  :)


We waited outside by the exit for an hour after the show and were lucky enough to meet the hilarious Mr. Carvey.  Here are a couple pictures from our memorable night with the funny fella.


With me as always, is Garth.

Well isn't that special?!

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    1. He really is! His stand-up was hilarious, too.

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    1. I went and saw it when it first hit the theaters & have loved it since. It was an awesome experience to see him in real life.

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  3. I love the expressions he makes while he's singing - funny!

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    1. I know; it cracks me up. Some of the funniest parts of the show, he didn't have to say anything at all. He just did a gesture or made a face & we all laughed.

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  4. Lucky you! I especially loved the church lady and seeing him in Richard Pryor's movie, "Moving." He played a hysterical mental patient with multiple personalities!

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    1. It was pretty amazing to meet him. He did Church Lady in his show. He hit most of his major characters/impersonations. Such a funny guy!!

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    1. Thanks for reading! :) It was a blast!

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  6. Oh I'm so happily jealous for you,lol!

    I loved Wayne's World. I see Garth singing Foxy Lady, right now ha ha making those cute little fox ears..:) Glad you had fun!

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    1. I love the Foxy Lady scene! I can't hear that song w/out doing the fox ears & pelvic thrust! *lol*

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  7. As I'm in the UK, I've never heard of him!

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    1. He's a very funny guy! There are a ton of videos online of the sketches he's done or clips from his stand-up shows.

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    1. Well isn't that special. *lol* Church lady cracks me up every time.

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  9. He's one funny guy. I was't aware that he did stand up, but he seems like he'd be a natural. You're right--that IS special! :)

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    1. He is a natural. He did a LOT of impersonations during his act that were hilarious, but he also did your regular stand-up material, too.

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  10. Saturday Night Live was a tradition for me and my friends while we were in college. Good memories and some really funny times.

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    1. I don't watch it much nowadays, but I used to be an avid SNL watcher from the mid-to-late 80s through the late 90s. Gotta love those Saturday nights of yore, eh? :)

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  11. Nice pictures. Wayne's World was pretty funny!

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    1. Thanks. Wayne's World is one of my favorite movies. I saw it in the theater when it first came out. A few months later my aunt gave me a cat & I named him Garth. :)

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  12. How fun!! Those were the golden years for SNL in my book. Loved the show during those years. :)

    Just stopping by from the A-Z, hope you are having a great weekend.

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    1. I totally agree!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  13. Very cool picture! I loved SNL too.
    Connie
    A to Z buddy
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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