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(Mortimer Snerd)   Creepy old-timey ventriloquist dummies & one oh-la-la burlesque performer who found an interesting way to distract attention away from her moving lips (wee bit NSFW)   (flashbak.com) divider line
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2020-09-16 9:24:24 AM  
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Jerry McSafety teaches the youngsters to sit down and STFU.
 
2020-09-16 9:29:18 AM  
Charlie McCarthy was once the world's most famous blockhead, sidekick and as unlikely as it seems (since the whole point is to SEE the ventriloquist) radio personality. He was owned by Candice Bergen's father.


Edgar Bergen?  Is Edgar f**king Bergen the name you're looking for?

Anyway...maybe this guy wasn't "old school" enough for article writer:
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Or maybe his wood wasn't the right shade.

Candice Bergen (19) and her father appear on "What's My Line" in 1965. (Around 19 minutes in)

What's My Line? - Edgar & Candice Bergen; Steve Lawrence [panel] (Sep 12, 1965)
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2020-09-16 10:11:57 AM  
Nightmare fuel. every last one of them.
 
2020-09-16 10:15:47 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Nightmare fuel. every last one of them.


This right here.

/kill it with fire
//lady in TFA is cute though
 
2020-09-16 10:19:21 AM  
 
2020-09-16 10:19:56 AM  
With my appy polly loggys for mixing PolTab stuff in an Entertainment thread, but where's the picture of that master ventriloquist Vlad and his talking dummy Littlehands Trump? I'd pay good money to see that one. Somebody with mad Photoshop skills could probably do it pretty easily.

\ Cliff Robertson cringes in terror
 
2020-09-16 10:26:30 AM  
This photo could plausibly be from any number of places

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but it really, REALLY looks like Milwaukee circa 1940. So much so that I'm really curious where this was taken.
 
2020-09-16 10:26:52 AM  
Absolutely zero chance any of those would come to life late at night and go on an unexplained murder spree.

None at all.
 
2020-09-16 10:29:22 AM  
Combine this with the Time Out Dolls from the other day, and you will never sleep again.
 
2020-09-16 10:39:00 AM  
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and he had his hand up my ass, officer
 
2020-09-16 10:39:58 AM  
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who had one of these
 
2020-09-16 10:40:18 AM  
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This is the second relevant WF & M post I've gotten to make this week.
 
2020-09-16 10:47:20 AM  
Simpsons - Gabbo
Youtube oCYaWdKd8EA
 
2020-09-16 10:49:15 AM  
 
2020-09-16 10:49:55 AM  

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and he had his hand up my ass, officer


Is that jimmy Carter in the upper right?
 
2020-09-16 10:53:37 AM  

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One summer I had a job at a mall kiosk selling officially licensed Madam sex dolls. The theory was that they'd be a hit with guys who like a little conversation after sex.

Nobody bought any and the kiosk went out of business in just a week. Which was just as well, since we couldn't have restocked if we'd had any sales. Everyone in the warehouse died under mysterious circumstances.
 
2020-09-16 10:56:03 AM  
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2020-09-16 11:00:03 AM  
Every single one of those dummies is going to haunt my dreams.

EVERY SINGLE ONE.
 
2020-09-16 11:02:26 AM  

detonator: some_beer_drinker: [flashbak.com image 850x1017]
and he had his hand up my ass, officer

Is that jimmy Carter in the upper right?


jimmies creepy brother, bobby
 
2020-09-16 11:18:46 AM  
Those weren't much of a distraction.
 
2020-09-16 11:23:49 AM  
"You think he likes ham, wait 'til you see me like ham!"
 
2020-09-16 11:25:05 AM  
Headline: Creepy old-timey ventriloquist dummies & one oh-la-la burlesque performer who found an interesting way to distract attention away from her moving lips (wee bit NSFW)

Talking, moving lips and NSFW?
 
2020-09-16 11:28:51 AM  

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Wow that's a blast from the past.
 
2020-09-16 11:40:05 AM  

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who had one of these


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2020-09-16 11:40:59 AM  
To this day, I remain astounded that Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy had a successful RADIO SHOW!

A Ventriloquist Act.  On *Radio*.

And people *loved* it, and were highly entertained.  Probably because they had already come to know and love the characters.

I've heard a few of those shows, and hell, *I* thought they were good, and laughed!
 
2020-09-16 11:43:00 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: To this day, I remain astounded that Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy had a successful RADIO SHOW!

A Ventriloquist Act.  On *Radio*.

And people *loved* it, and were highly entertained.  Probably because they had already come to know and love the characters.

I've heard a few of those shows, and hell, *I* thought they were good, and laughed!


Well, you're not seeing their lips move are you?
 
2020-09-16 11:44:50 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: To this day, I remain astounded that Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy had a successful RADIO SHOW!

A Ventriloquist Act.  On *Radio*.

And people *loved* it, and were highly entertained.  Probably because they had already come to know and love the characters.

I've heard a few of those shows, and hell, *I* thought they were good, and laughed!

Well, you're not seeing their lips move are you?


Good point.  Radio made it easier to sell the illusion.

Edgar, Mortimer, Charlie, et. al, also did movies, including at least one feature guesting in a 'Fibber McGee and Molly' picture.  That one was a blast!
 
2020-09-16 11:51:22 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: To this day, I remain astounded that Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy had a successful RADIO SHOW!

A Ventriloquist Act.  On *Radio*.

And people *loved* it, and were highly entertained.  Probably because they had already come to know and love the characters.

I've heard a few of those shows, and hell, *I* thought they were good, and laughed!


Anytime Charlie and WC Fields were together was gold.
 
2020-09-16 11:56:58 AM  

John the Magnificent: Every single one of those dummies is going to haunt my dreams.

EVERY SINGLE ONE.


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don't be silly. everyone loves dummies.
 
2020-09-16 12:09:30 PM  

Quemapueblo: Or Veronica Chaos...
https://www.cracked.com/personal-exper​iences-1348-5-adventures-i-had-as-cam-​girl-with-niche-in-sex-puppets.html

/NSFW


That was fascinating.
 
2020-09-16 12:58:31 PM  
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2020-09-16 1:02:43 PM  

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2020-09-16 2:00:35 PM  

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Jerry McSafety teaches the youngsters to sit down and STFU.


"Jerry, why don't you shoot a Black driver while I drink a glass of water."
 
2020-09-16 2:12:20 PM  
Soap - Chuck and Bob Mindreading
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How about a psychic ventriloquist act?
 
2020-09-16 4:06:54 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: To this day, I remain astounded that Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy had a successful RADIO SHOW!

A Ventriloquist Act.  On *Radio*.

And people *loved* it, and were highly entertained.  Probably because they had already come to know and love the characters.

I've heard a few of those shows, and hell, *I* thought they were good, and laughed!


Legend has it that the first day of production didn't go well at all - people could barely Charlie.

Eventually, they realized that when the dummy would speak, the sound guy would move the boom mike from Edgar to Charlie.


(this is why, in a world of egalitarian live entertainment technicians, we still make fun of the audio guys)
 
2020-09-16 4:16:58 PM  
(people could barely *hear* Charlie)

(joke blown, self-owned)
 
2020-09-16 4:29:27 PM  

Therion: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: To this day, I remain astounded that Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy had a successful RADIO SHOW!

A Ventriloquist Act.  On *Radio*.

And people *loved* it, and were highly entertained.  Probably because they had already come to know and love the characters.

I've heard a few of those shows, and hell, *I* thought they were good, and laughed!

Legend has it that the first day of production didn't go well at all - people could barely Charlie.

Eventually, they realized that when the dummy would speak, the sound guy would move the boom mike from Edgar to Charlie.


(this is why, in a world of egalitarian live entertainment technicians, we still make fun of the audio guys)


Therion: (people could barely *hear* Charlie)

(joke blown, self-owned)


'S all right.  I understood what you meant, and I *am* getting quite a laugh out of it.  A very human error to make!
 
2020-09-16 4:40:06 PM  
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2020-09-16 6:07:00 PM  
No 'I Keel You' references?

/ Leaving happy.
 
2020-09-17 3:11:05 AM  

Quemapueblo: Or Veronica Chaos...
https://www.cracked.com/personal-exper​iences-1348-5-adventures-i-had-as-cam-​girl-with-niche-in-sex-puppets.html

/NSFW


Every once in a while Cracked does deliver.  It may well be delivering existential horror, but still.
 
2020-09-17 8:40:33 AM  

Therion: (people could barely *hear* Charlie)

(joke blown, self-owned)


That's okay. Some says, I feel like I can barely Charlie myself.
 
2020-09-17 12:48:09 PM  
This crap reminds me of the freakish nightmare that is the Doll Museum at Shenandoah Caves State Park in Virginia.
 
2020-09-17 3:17:09 PM  
Aside from the dummies, Mrs. Short was a nice slice af all right.
 
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