Buy This Box or We'll Shoot This Dog: The Best of the National Lampoon Radio Hour

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In the mid-'70s, National Lampoon's syndicated radio hour brought the magazine's irreverent humor to the airwaves in the form of sketches, fake commercials and public-service announcements, and pop-music parodies. It also gave exposure to several comedians who would soon become famous as cast members of Saturday Night Live John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, as well as other top acts such as Richard Belzer and Christopher Guest. This three-CD box set has over three hours of material originally broadcast between 1973 and 1975. For all its influence on American humor via Saturday Night Live and other post-Lampoon projects of the writers and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In the mid-'70s, National Lampoon's syndicated radio hour brought the magazine's irreverent humor to the airwaves in the form of sketches, fake commercials and public-service announcements, and pop-music parodies. It also gave exposure to several comedians who would soon become famous as cast members of Saturday Night Live John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, as well as other top acts such as Richard Belzer and Christopher Guest. This three-CD box set has over three hours of material originally broadcast between 1973 and 1975. For all its influence on American humor via Saturday Night Live and other post-Lampoon projects of the writers and performers, it's really not all that funny. Much of it's geared toward stoned teenagers and college students whose outrage threshold, at least in the mid-'70s, was presumably pretty low. Decades later, there aren't nearly as many taboos associated with satires of bad standup comedians a particularly insistent theme here, drug pushers, Marlon Brando, talk radio hosts, hippies, and homosexuals. There are some genuinely funny moments here and there, and the musical parodies of Otis Redding, James Taylor, Pete Seeger, Neil Young, and others are often dead-on, particularly the savage Joni Mitchell spoof, "You Put Me Thru Hell." But if you and your pals have long retired that bong to the back recesses of the closet, it won't sound nearly as thigh-slapping as it used to. Others might well wonder what exactly was so funny about most of this stuff in the first place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227226329
  • Catalog Number: 72263

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (Worldwide Short Wave Radio Motif) (1:24)
  2. 2 Advanced Malignant Tumor of the Brain - Pat Broad (0:26)
  3. 3 "You Don't Have to Look at the Pictures on the Radio" - David Blum (1:16)
  4. 4 Theatre Times for "The Ryan O'Neal Story", Pt. 1 - Gracie Whitebread (0:39)
  5. 5 The Lost Glider - Ed Subitzky (0:44)
  6. 6 N.L.R.H. Program I.D. - Gracie Whitebread (0:05)
  7. 7 Marlon Brando Interview - John Belushi (1:10)
  8. 8 Theatre Times for "The Ryan O'Neal Story", Pt. 2 - Gracie Whitebread (0:13)
  9. 9 Little Miss Muffett (Otis Redding Parody) - Christopher Cerf (1:50)
  10. 10 Theatre Times for "The Ryan O'Neal Story", Pt. 3 - Gracie Whitebread (0:18)
  11. 11 True or False? - Robert Dryden (0:13)
  12. 12 American Safety Institute: Remember to Brush (0:25)
  13. 13 The Comedy of Patrol Officer Tim O'Malley - Richard Belzer (0:43)
  14. 14 The Loan Arranger - Garry Goodrow (4:43)
  15. 15 Can a Match Burn Twice? (Pt. 1) - Robert Dryden (0:08)
  16. 16 Public Disservice Message: Mental Hospitals - Stan Sawyer (0:17)
  17. 17 Can a Match Burn Twice? (Pt. 2) - Robert Dryden (0:13)
  18. 18 Laughs from the Past - Bob Perry (0:20)
  19. 19 What If Ed Sullivan Were Tortured? - Michael O'Donoghue (1:00)
  20. 20 Canadian Newsreel - Bob Perry (4:37)
  21. 21 Quick Canada Quiz, Pt. 1 - Brian McConnachie (0:16)
  22. 22 The Comedy of Cardiologist Dr. Andrew Tillman - Richard Belzer (0:42)
  23. 23 Quick Canada Quiz, Pt. 2 - Brian McConnachie (0:07)
  24. 24 Natlamp Unto My Feet, with the Rev. Otto A. Brown - Bob Caliban (2:23)
  25. 25 N.L.R.H. Program I.D.: Honk Honk...Why, It's Wobbles the Goose! - Robert Dryden (0:05)
  26. 26 Methadone Maintenance Man (James Taylor Parody) - Tony Scheuren (0:58)
  27. 27 Front Row Center: "Death of a Salesman" - Judy Jacklin (2:22)
  28. 28 Light Your Faith - Norman Rose (0:12)
  29. 29 The Indianapolis Academy of the French Accent - Emily Prager (2:21)
  30. 30 Mel Brewer's Insomnia Time, With Ron Fields, Pt. 1 - Bill Murray (3:33)
  31. 31 Sperm Whale Song - Paul Jacobs (1:37)
  32. 32 Mel Brewer's Insomnia Time, With Ron Fields, Pt. 2 - Bill Murray (0:44)
  33. 33 N.L.R.H. Promo (Muhammad Ali) - Billy Crystal (0:07)
  34. 34 House Rules - David Blum (2:28)
  35. 35 Let Us Speak English - Justo LaCombe (1:14)
  36. 36 N.L.R.H. Promo (Al Jolson) - Sid Davis (0:03)
  37. 37 Flash Bazbo, Space Explorer - Leon Janney (1:02)
  38. 38 Stand Up - Brian Doyle-Murray (2:33)
  39. 39 Mr. Veal Chop Commercial Intro - Bob Perry (0:19)
  40. 40 Closet Queen - Christopher Guest (2:04)
  41. 41 Interview with the Hollywood Gay Alliance - Steven Collins (6:22)
  42. 42 Closet Queen - Christopher Guest (1:17)
  43. 43 Public Disservice Message: The Salvation Army - Stan Sawyer (0:12)
  44. 44 The Comedy of News Anchor Robert K. Chancellor - Richard Belzer (1:05)
  45. 45 Frank Rizzo: The Philadelphia Police League for Retarded Children - George Agoglia (0:39)
  46. 46 And the Winner Is... - Emily Prager (1:14)
  47. 47 The Comedy of Psychiatrist Dr. Ricky Johnson - Richard Belzer (0:45)
  48. 48 The Dick & Jane Show - Christopher Guest (0:42)
  49. 49 Which of the Ten Commandments Am I Breaking? - Gerry Graham (0:51)
  50. 50 Baby Brando - Richard Belzer (2:04)
  51. 51 N.L.R.H. Promo (Yodeling) - Christopher Guest (0:06)
  52. 52 Southern California Brings Me Down (Neil Young Parody) - Tony Scheuren (3:50)
  53. 53 Fred Purdue's Chicken Commercial - Tom Leopold (0:24)
  54. 54 The Comedy of King Faisal - Brian Doyle-Murray (1:05)
  55. 55 Public Disservice Message: Zip Codes - Stan Sawyer (0:17)
  56. 56 Nat Lamp Unto My Feet, With Father Joseph Vazinni - Richard Belzer (1:02)
  57. 57 Outro (Worldwide Short Wave Radio Motif) (0:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Channel Surfing (Cheech & Chong Parody) - Sean Kelly (7:08)
  2. 2 Intro (Outer Limits) - Stan Sawyer (1:24)
  3. 3 Harry Block: 417 Reasons Why You Should Let Us Do Your Income ... - Lee Richardson (0:36)
  4. 4 Turtle Woman - Christopher Guest (3:03)
  5. 5 Harry Block: Reason #110 - Lee Richardson (0:24)
  6. 6 The Immigrants: The Hillbillies - Joe Flaherty (7:47)
  7. 7 Gift of the Nazi's (Show Promo) - Christopher Guest (0:24)
  8. 8 Harry Block: Reason #408 - Lee Richardson (0:30)
  9. 9 Suicide Prevention Hotline/N.L.R.H. Program I.D. - Gracie Whitebread (1:41)
  10. 10 Well-Intentioned Blues (Pete Seeger Parody) - Christopher Guest (2:45)
  11. 11 At the Tone from the Time You Called... - Gracie Whitebread (1:09)
  12. 12 Handy Household Hint - Bob Perry (0:09)
  13. 13 Universal Bank Commercial - Robert Dryden (0:35)
  14. 14 Request Time: "Gigi" - Emily Prager (1:33)
  15. 15 Humor Test, with Dr. Chevy Chase - John Belushi (2:29)
  16. 16 Alternative Child - Brian Doyle-Murray (3:42)
  17. 17 1973 Miss America Pageant - Rhonda Coullet (3:02)
  18. 18 Timex Watch Commercial - David Blum (0:35)
  19. 19 N.L.R.H. Program I.D. /The Jimmy Dugan Story - Brian Doyle-Murray (1:44)
  20. 20 Quick Canada Quiz (Pt. 3) - Brian McConnachie (0:10)
  21. 21 Harry Block: Reason #287 - Lee Richardson (0:33)
  22. 22 Quick Canada Quiz: The Answer - Brian McConnachie (0:04)
  23. 23 Interview with Ali & Foreman - Bill Murray (4:03)
  24. 24 Great Mountain Valley Drinking Water & Brite Toothpaste Commercial - Sid Davis (0:51)
  25. 25 Scuzzy Linoleum Commercial Intro - Wendy Craig (0:07)
  26. 26 Steppin' on a Spaniel (1:23)
  27. 27 Car Cheese Commercial Intro - Wendy Craig (0:09)
  28. 28 Harry Block: Reason #177 - Lee Richardson (0:38)
  29. 29 How Often Have You Said to Yourself... - Adolph Caesar (0:16)
  30. 30 Police Auditions - Vernon Taft (1:54)
  31. 31 Guru Craig Baker, the Perfect Master - Christopher Guest (5:49)
  32. 32 Insincere Commercial Intro - Wendy Craig (0:13)
  33. 33 Harry Block: Reason #356 - Lee Richardson (0:24)
  34. 34 You Put Me Thru Hell (Joni Mitchell Parody) - Nate Herman (1:57)
  35. 35 Vulcanized Sneakers Commercial Intro - Bob Perry (0:37)
  36. 36 Mr. Whipple Commercial Goes Wrong - David Blum (1:00)
  37. 37 What Do You Recommend from the Menu? - Garry Goodrow (2:23)
  38. 38 N.L.R.H. Disclaimer & Warning - Christopher Guest (0:17)
  39. 39 Cheech & Chong Parody (Conclusion) - Brian McConnachie (0:33)
  40. 40 Outro (Scottish Announcer) - Christopher Guest (0:05)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Disclaimer Intro: "Due to the Explicit Nature..."/National Lampoon ... - Sean Kelly (1:18)
  2. 2 Tommy Toilet - Christopher Guest (0:23)
  3. 3 Flash Bazbo in a Restaurant - Christopher Guest (0:38)
  4. 4 Bill Bradley of the New York Knicks - Bill Murray (1:00)
  5. 5 Flash Bazbo, Space Explorer: The Adventure Continues - Leon Janney (2:01)
  6. 6 Bob the Rapist - Emily Prager (0:33)
  7. 7 I'm a Little Stiff from Polo - Sean Kelly (0:24)
  8. 8 Legal Disclaimer (Muhammad Ali) - Billy Crystal (0:08)
  9. 9 Music Perspective, With Ron Fields, Pt. 1 - Brian Doyle-Murray (3:19)
  10. 10 Overdose Heaven - Paul Jacobs (2:19)
  11. 11 Interview with Don Corleone - John Belushi (1:40)
  12. 12 Monolithic Oil Commercial - Robert Dryden (2:01)
  13. 13 Straight Man Auditions - Michael O'Donoghue (3:13)
  14. 14 Music Perspective, With Ron Fields, Pt. 2 - Brian Doyle-Murray (2:26)
  15. 15 Every Day I Feel Depressed (B.B. King Parody) - Christopher Guest (2:04)
  16. 16 Dial-A-Curse - Gracie Whitebread (2:09)
  17. 17 Guru Craig Baker, the Perfect Master Visits a Bar - Joe Flaherty (8:29)
  18. 18 Limerick Time, Pt. 1 - Ed Subitzky (0:26)
  19. 19 American Safety Institute: Mad Dogs - Chevy Chase (0:28)
  20. 20 Limerick Time, Pt. 2 - Ed Subitzky (0:02)
  21. 21 Flash Bazbo, Space Explorer: Chapter 219 - Christopher Guest (1:05)
  22. 22 Classic Riddles - Ed Subitzky (0:26)
  23. 23 Public Disservice Message: Care Packages to Europe - Stan Sawyer (0:22)
  24. 24 Classic Riddles, Pt. 2 - Ed Subitzky (0:04)
  25. 25 Santa Cupcakes Recipe - Gilda Radner (0:48)
  26. 26 The Littlest Christmas Tree - Brian Doyle-Murray (1:13)
  27. 27 The Evil Santa - Bill Murray (3:37)
  28. 28 Rod Serling Explains the First Christmas - Christopher Guest (1:02)
  29. 29 A&P Commercial: The Death Penalty for Shoplifting - Lynne Lipton (1:13)
  30. 30 The Hockey "Guillotine" - Wendy Craig (0:20)
  31. 31 National Lampoon's Call-In, Pt. 3 - Doug Kenney (1:51)
  32. 32 Classics of the Contemporary Drama: "Waiting for Godot" - Sean Kelly (2:47)
  33. 33 Mother Goose's Wine - Paul Jacobs (2:09)
  34. 34 Al Capone on Trial - Robert Dryden (0:27)
  35. 35 National Lampoon's Call-In, Pt. 3 - Doug Kenney (4:04)
  36. 36 The Rosenburgs - Martin Harvey Friedberg (0:20)
  37. 37 National Lampoon's Call-In, Pt. 3 - Doug Kenney (0:39)
  38. 38 Terminal Football - Joe Flaherty (2:58)
  39. 39 Highway Toes (James Taylor Parody) - Paul Jacobs (2:35)
  40. 40 Classics of the Contemporary Drama: "The Idiot" - Bill Murray (2:09)
  41. 41 National Lampoon's Call-In, Pt. 3 - Doug Kenney (1:01)
  42. 42 Outro (English Announcer) - Michael O'Donoghue (0:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
National Lampoon Primary Artist
Billy Crystal Track Performer
Gilda Radner Track Performer
Chevy Chase Track Performer
Norman Rose Track Performer
Lee Richardson Track Performer
Wendy Craig Track Performer
Anne Beatts Track Performer
John Belushi Track Performer
Christopher Cerf Vocals
Rhonda Coullet Track Performer
Christopher Guest Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Tony Hendra Track Performer
Nate Herman Vocals, Track Performer
Paul Jacobs Track Performer
Bill Murray Track Performer
Michael O'Donoghue Track Performer
Alice Playten Track Performer
Harold Ramis Track Performer
Tony Scheuren Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Perry Track Performer
George Agoglia Track Performer
Richard Belzer Track Performer
Adolph Caesar Track Performer
George Coe Track Performer
Steve Collins Track Performer
Sid Davis Track Performer
Brian Doyle-Murray Track Performer
Robert Dryden Track Performer
Garry Goodrow Track Performer
Bob Hoban Track Performer
Judy Jacklin Track Performer
Leon Janney Track Performer
Doug Kenney Track Performer
Lynne Lipton Track Performer
Brian McConnachie Track Performer
Emily Prager Track Performer
Ed Subitzky Track Performer
Gracie Whitebread Track Performer
Tom Leopold Track Performer
Sean Kelly Track Performer
Pat Broad Track Performer
David Blum Track Performer
Stan Sawyer Track Performer
Bob Caliban Track Performer
Justo LaCombe Track Performer
Gerry Graham Track Performer
Joe Flaherty Track Performer
Vernon Taft Track Performer
Martin Harvey Friedberg Track Performer
Steven Collins Track Performer
Technical Credits
Billy Crystal Writer
Gilda Radner Writer
Chevy Chase Writer
Anne Beatts Writer
John Belushi Writer
Christopher Cerf Writer
Christopher Guest Writer
Nate Herman Writer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Murray Writer
Michael O'Donoghue Writer
Harold Ramis Writer
Tony Scheuren Writer
Bob Tischler Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Creative Consultant
Richard Belzer Writer
Sid Davis Writer
Brian Doyle-Murray Writer
Bob Hoban Writer
Doug Kenney Writer
Bruce McCall Writer
Brian McConnachie Writer, Liner Notes
Coco Shinomiya Art Direction
John Hechtman Engineer
Barry Zeger Liner Notes
Sean Kelly Writer
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