Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd

Awesome! I grew up on Jean Shepherd!
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Who?
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He was pretty good, but doesn't really deserve a thread.
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Meh. I've heard of him, but not much else.
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He was kinda bad, and was overrated.
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Sucks.
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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby hadespussercats » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:19 am

Are you gong to see the musical?

It's supposedly really good.
And the kid who plays the little brother ("I can't put my arms down! Come on, guys!" ) is an amazing tap-dancer.
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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby MrFungus420 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:14 am

Coito ergo sum wrote:For those of you answering "who?" You know him...

He's the narrator (and writer of...) the movie A Christmas Story


That explains why I didn't know who it was.

I was forced to sit through it once, lousy excuse for a movie.

If that's an example of his humour, I have no interest in anything else he's done.
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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby Bella Fortuna » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:48 pm

OK, I just listened to my first one, "Stilton Cheese"... it definitely had some amusing moments describing being in a stodgy British men's club, all wood panelling and port, and being served Stilton from a gargantuan wheel. :mrgreen:
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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby Coito ergo sum » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:52 pm

Bella Fortuna wrote:OK, I just listened to my first one, "Stilton Cheese"... it definitely had some amusing moments describing being in a stodgy British men's club, all wood panelling and port, and being served Stilton from a gargantuan wheel. :mrgreen:


I would start with Ryder Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid, and Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss, and then get into some of the radio shows. Remember, when you get into the radio shows, he did a daily radio show for 22 years on WOR, so not every moment is going to be a barn-burner, floor rolling laugh fest, which is true of anyone who does such shows on a daily basis.

But, what he does is take mundane things and weave them into an interesting tale -- common events become modern day folklore. I think if you let it grow on you, you'll enjoy much of what he does.
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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby Coito ergo sum » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:53 pm

hadespussercats wrote:Are you gong to see the musical?

It's supposedly really good.
And the kid who plays the little brother ("I can't put my arms down! Come on, guys!" ) is an amazing tap-dancer.


I would go see it, but I think it was recently in town and I did not have any time to go. SWMBO'd is not a fan, but she's not American, so she doesn't get the references or the humor.
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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby Coito ergo sum » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:53 pm

MrFungus420 wrote:If that's an example of his humour, I have no interest in anything else he's done.


Cerebral humor is not everyone's cup of tea, I know. :smoke:
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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby Śiva » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:03 pm

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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby Coito ergo sum » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:09 pm

LOL - Flick's Tongue -- hilarious -- http://www.flicklives.com/
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Re: Jean Shepherd

Postby Forty Two » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:58 pm

Jean Shepherd's voice still narrates the Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World.
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