WHIT Power 102 FM - Elephant Larry

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This is undoubtedly the best radio-themed humor I've ever seen. God Bless Elephant Larry.

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I liked it until the very last line. It's a disturbing trend in comedy, to do a reasonably (a little, anyway) subtle bit, then deflate it by stating the whole premise at the end. Probably a taste issue, but there it is.

It's a disturbing trend in

It's a disturbing trend in comedy, to do a reasonably (a little, anyway) subtle bit, then deflate it by stating the whole premise at the end. Probably a taste issue, but there it is. Must High School

I think that's totally fair, Jouster. It's become a go-to capper for sketches with really strong premises like that... but they can be tough-to-cap sketches.

As a former radio guy, I got a kick out of the spot. I have to agree with you, the tag line diminishes the piece. It works better being tongue-in-cheek with our slow realization of what's going on there.

Well said, Jouster. If you didn't get it before the last line, that "ohhhhhhh" doesn't really matter anyway.

it's not about the "penny drop," the last line is funny BECAUSE they've spent the rest of the bit dancing around the premise. although, putting the call letter reveal so close to it diminishes it a bit, but hell. there's nothing as unfunny as picking apart a joke. this was dead-on.

Yep...I'm a radio copywriter and gag-writer and the last line is the funniest because its so un-pc. As someone else pointed out...they dance around the premise until that line.

the whole thing's very goodcouldn't have picked better actors to play the kooky psychotic happy station patronsthe final tag line is 50% OK...not exactly funny and not exactly worth keeping in the sketch - personally I wouldn't have left it in and I consider myself quite the master at this sort of thing - comedy is all in the "little things" and one wrong little thing can screw up a whole week's workyeah, great, cool!

Would have been funnier 25 years ago, when MTV wouldn't play Jackson ... or 40 years ago, when Love was a deall (after 10 years of Motown).And yeah ... lose the last line, it's too Beavis.

Great piece -- definitely inspired "I wish I had done that" instinct in me.