BUDDY HACKETT

BUDDY HACKETT – “HOW YOU DO?” (1963?)

For once, breast a blog found me instead of vice versa! It used to be called Vintage Stand-Up Comedy, and I mentioned in a post a week or two ago as one of the blogs that I’ve seen wink out of existence way too quickly. All of a sudden, in my email inbox, I found an invite to a “private” version of the blog, which has since stratified itself into three different sites: Vintage Stand-Up, Classic Stand-Up and Contemporary Stand-Up (I’m unsure of how the guy who runs all of them found me, since he hit me up at my work address instead of my ECR address.)

Anyways, I pilfered from him about 200 LPs, spanning from the 50s up until now. This was possibly the most ridiculous out of all of them, and I thought I should re-post it, since this kind of idiocy has to be heard to be believed.

I love a good white-guy-doing-offensive-Chinese-accent as much as the next dude, but this is particularly unfunny shit, the kind that hurts so bad that only the most desperate can fool themselves into thinking it’s so-bad-it’s-good. Hunh? I can barely make sense of that statement myself.

Perhaps I post it for your disenjoyment here because I have a soft spot in my heart for Hackett, due to “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and the HBO cable special I repeatedly saw of his when I was a tiny child in the early ’80s, called “Buddy Hackett – Uncensored%&#)!!” Back then, cable TV made a big deal out of the whole “look at me, I can say ‘fucknoodle’ on TV without consequence!” thing, which seems kinda quaint now.

I dare you to make it all the way through to the end of this record without hating me.

Buddy Hackett – “How You Do?” (ZIP file)

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752 Responses to BUDDY HACKETT

  1. EH says:

    I’ll try this. My previous contender for “Most Difficult Comedy Album” is “Zingers from the Hollywood Squares,” which is a solid 40 minutes of eight-second quips.

  2. JimG says:

    I would have to guess that at some point you emailed me using your private address. If you prefer, email me from your preferred account and I’ll make the change.
    JimG
    VSC

  3. Todd says:

    JimG (and/or Mr. E.C.R.)

    I was a huge fan of the Vintage stand up site as well until it blinked out. Is there some way I could connect and get an invite?????????

  4. Fence Wilson says:

    Haven’t heard this one, yet. I cannot wait. I’m sure it’s very highbrow stuff. I hope this isn’t the last of the comedy records. EggCR is thee best.

  5. Percy Dovetonsils says:

    I would also be interested in an invite. I ran the comedy album blog, Milton berle’s Cock a few years ago if that helps…..

  6. Jim says:

    I too was saddened when the Vintage Comedy blog disappeared, it was the only place I’d ever found anything by Brother Theodore! I’d love to know how to get in the loop.

  7. psb says:

    Buddy is hilarious! And VINTAGE went private? I’d love an invite too. Ever since the Cheeze Factory got decimated (Again)…I liked Percy’s MBC site too! what is it people have about sharing old comedy albums?

  8. Dave Wohlman says:

    ECR,

    Buddy was one of the best – thanks for the yucks! I also would love to get an invite to VSB. If Jim would be so kind, please add me to the list!

    Thanks again,

    This time the yolk is on you,
    Dave RFW

  9. buddy fucking hackett. great stuff, thanks.

  10. Jim Donato says:

    I used to have fears of getting trapped in an elevator with Buddy Hackett, Morey Amsterdam and Marty Allen.

    Years of costly therapy has helped.

  11. Stymie says:

    A friend of mine and I have been in a similar discussion fer years–basically, what classic proper LP (no comps) can you listen to EVERY SINGLE TIME, EACH AND EVERY SONG, ALL THE WAY THROUGH. I think we’ve narrowed it down to the 1st Ramones, Velvets Live 1969, CCR’s Green River, Smashing Pumpkin’s Gish and Cooder’s Paradise And Lunch. After that we play ‘the most overrated’–this is a major fork cuz you be dealin’ with individual taste. Fer example, I think just about every Gang Of 4 lp is beyond great, he just likes some of their stuff (and he’s deadass wrong–Solid Gold is one of the greatest). While I think just about every Roxy Music and Bowie LP was loaded with crap–he’s a fan of both. However, we are not really on the same plain as this here piece o’ crap. I guess what I’m getting at is: what wax cannot one endure all the way through–and it’s considered ‘good’. My vote would go for Alexander ‘Skip’ Spence’s Oar. Particularly any version that features extras–demos, outtakes, sketches, etc. The thing has some OK tunes and has some fans, but it’s status as a underrated piece of unrecognized genius is incorrect and I think is more based on him being in the nascent Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape than it is based on this shit. Opinion versus what’s actually there are two different things. And, maybe’s it’s just me, but I’ll never like any Blur CD all the way through.

  12. ☝☝☝
    what he said.

    ( * _ * )

  13. robomatic says:

    I would also like an invite to VSM

  14. yes-I garvey says:

    *please* i need to get on that list also :)

  15. JimG says:

    Invitation to vintage standup comedy –
    email jimgweb@gmail.com

  16. Craig says:

    I’d love to get an invite if possible. I’m a huge fan in search of hearing great stuff – and respecting any rules you have for the privilege.
    Thanks,
    Craig

  17. Michael Boyce says:

    The rotine of “The Chinese Waiter” was re-recorded in that year by the DOT Label..these routines are from the 1955-1956 era of Buddy,when he started out!