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  • ISBN: 0399130853
  • Category: Humor
  • Author: Bob Elliott
  • Subcategory: Radio
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Putnam; First Edition edition (1985)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • FB2 size: 1957 kb
  • EPUB size: 1901 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 230
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The New! Improved! Bob & Ray Book, by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. If, like Garrison Keillor in his introduction to the Bob & Ray book, you are a Bob & Ray fan, you'll enjoy Mr. Keillor's affecting, sentimental probing into his own fan status. This radio team has kept audiences tuned in for 39 years, a record that would be remarkable if they weren't so remarkably funny.

Robert Brackett "Bob" Elliott (March 26, 1923 – February 2, 2016) was an American actor and comedian, one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray. He was the father of comedian/actor Chris Elliott and grandfather of actress and comedians Abby. He was the father of comedian/actor Chris Elliott and grandfather of actress and comedians Abby Elliott and Bridey Elliott. He is most remembered by the character of radio reporter Wally Ballou. Elliott was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, the son of Gail Marguarite (née Brackett), a needleworker, and Fred Russell Elliott, who worked in insurance

Wally Ballou (Bob Elliott) interviews a man with one of the most unusual and interesting names he's ever lined up (Ray Goulding). From 'The New! Improved! Bob & Ray Book' book on tape (Newman Communications ‎20134).

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Bob and Ray's whimsically ridiculous dialogues and subtly satirical glances at the world have regaled audiences for fifty years - on local and network radio an. .The New Improved! Bob and Ray Book. by Ray Goulding and Bob Elliott.

For the real-life Tex Blaisdell, see Tex Blaisdell. Bob and Ray were an American comedy duo whose career spanned five decades. Composed of comedians Bob Elliott (1923–2016) and Ray Goulding (1922–1990), the duo's format was typically to satirize the medium in which they were performing, such as conducting radio or television interviews, with off-the-wall dialogue presented in a generally deadpan style as though it were a serious broadcast.

Bob and Ray's whimsically ridiculous dialogues and subtly satirical glances at the world have regaled audiences for fifty years -- on local and network radio and television, in movies and commercials, on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall, and in three delightful books. In an exclusive performance of skits from their third book, these beloved humorists take you into their world of restrained craziness and of gentle and relentless satire. 2 cassettes.
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Silverbrew
If you consider yourself a fan of comedy or improv, you'll love Bob & Ray. They were original pioneers of radio comedy and their dry humor, delivered in deadpan, inspired many, many imitators which continues into present day. Comedians and actors such as Leslie Nielsen, Johnny Carson, Bill Murray, Steven Wright, the casts of SNL, etc. have all paid homage to Bob & Ray at one time or another. Chris Elliot, Bob's son, is still doing a quasi Bob & Ray improv in his acts, such as his early days on NBC and on David Letterman's show.

Inside this book is a collection of their sketches written in the form of a script, as if the editor had intended for the readers to broadcast their own radio show (but more likely to follow the gist of the humor and punchlines). This book isn't about Bob & Ray so much, or their show. This book is a small collection of their immortal radio banter.

Some of their material may seem a little dated to the individual, given our electronic media-saturated contemporary times, but all of their works are timeless. You don't have to consider yourself a fan or Old Time Radio to enjoy Bob & Ray.

Starting out in a Boston radio station just after the end of WWII, Bob & Ray were doing their thing on radio decades before anybody ever heard of "intelligent comedy" from the likes of Larry David or Jerry Seinfeld. Bob & Ray were eventually syndicated nationwide. Bob is still with us in 2011, but both of them have acquired cult status among old and new fans alike!

So, if you want a window into the old Bob & Ray show, buy this book. If you want a more detailed, tell-all book, this isn't it but it's good reading, all the same!
LONUDOG
Not much is funnier than Bob & Ray.
Gavinranara
Good book. Fair price.
Winasana
In a broadcast studio, a man in the audience introduces himself as "one of the very few people in America with a name that is completely unpronounceable", spelled W-W-Q-L-C-W. "I'd like to say hello to my brother on your program, but I don't know how to pronounce his name, either."

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Bob and Ray. How I miss those guys. This 1985 collection of sketches was their last published work before Ray's death in 1990, and catches them just about wrapping up their comedy career. Even though it is a half-step below their earlier two books in terms of consistent excellence, there's enough good moments in here to sustain many of today's comics over an entire career.

There's another episode of "Tippy The Wonder Dog" and a new visit to "The Hobby Hut", where host Neil Clummer meets a man who collects numbers held by people who wait in line. Two doctors exchange rote platitudes about patient confidentiality until they repeat each other's lines.

The accent on newer material is a drawback. By 1985, Bob & Ray were reworking old concepts rather than trotting out new ones with the boldness they displayed in the 1960s and 1970s. As sharp and witty as they were, there was also a structural element to Bob & Ray's best comedy, Monty Pythonish logic-stretching, which simply doesn't come off as well in a series of sketches of a man being interviewed, which is what you have here.

The newer ideas they did use, like the soap opera "Garish Summit" (a couple of episodes from which appear here) annoyed some older fans who remembered the goofier antics of "Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife". "Garish Summit" was funny, though, and so is regular sports announcer Biff Burns' interview with champion low-jumper Big Steve Wurbler, who explains why standing atop a cliff and jumping should be an Olympic sport.

"In high jumping, you can strain a muscle or hurt yourself on the way up," Big Steve explains. "But in low jumping, you only have to worry about what happens to you on the way down."

One thing "New! Improved!" has over the earlier B&R collections is the audio version that came out the following year, which shows the two men in fine form giving even the weaker material in this collection a fresh life. Bob & Ray had a habit of surprising you just when you thought you had them figured out; their like won't be seen again for a long while.
Kahavor
Approach this small book as a collection of comedy routines written for a Bob and Ray broadcast; while reading it, longtime fans will probably hear in their minds the duo's voices and inflections. And this book is even more fun when reading along with the recording of Bob and Ray themselves reading the routines. But whatever the circumstances, this is a good, and funny, introduction to Bob and Ray's work. And knowing that this was one of their last works together makes one realize how remarkable their comedy was.

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