Posts Tagged ‘Alfred’

There’s something about Alfred and Christmas…

December 24, 2010
I know. This place IS dead.Do you think Batman will notice I replaced his bust?

I wanted to share a few Alfred Hitchcock Christmas Tips with you as the holidays approach. Hopefully they’ll cheer you up in this crazy time during the last shopping days.


Alfred’s St. Patty’s Day Tips

March 14, 2010


Anyone who says they're not Irish is just green with envy.


Alfred is back with more advice on how to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.  I just love this guy.

Alfred’s Thanksgiving Turkey Tips

November 11, 2009

From examining the contents of this oven, I can only conclude...

I love Alfred Hitchcock. He reminds me of Tom Lehrer – an innocent gentleman, but when you listen to what he actually says, there’s a dark an twisted mind in there. But the style gets me everytime because it’s not what is said… it’s the realization of what must have happened because of what’s left out.

We must have created over 40 bits with Alfred sharing his version of tips on holidays and social gatherings. This one was the first, and one of my favorites.  I’ll have to put some Christmas tips up next month, but for now, sit back and listen to Al’s unique viewpoint. He does have a point.


Raise your hand if you’ve ever used a typewriter…

July 8, 2008

Tom, Pat and Greg write a morning show promo for Greg and the Morning Buzz – 1991

I was talking with my friend Bob, who stumbled upon this clip at the Boffo Yux Dudes Repository at You Tube.

His main point (other than my expanded girth and follicle length) was that we were using an electric typewriter to do the bits. That got me to thinkin’ – did the process of manually creating skits without a computer enhance or detract from the creative process?

We did all our station writing on an IBM Selectric. At home, it was a good old Leading Edge LE running 5 1/4″ disks where most of the series material was hatched. But there was something about huddling over a typewriter with a blank sheet at 5 in the morning with people in the other room saying ‘Be Funny – Now’!

That got the adrenaline (more…)