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Title:
Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers
Author:
Firesign Theatre (Performing group)
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Columbia Legacy : Sony, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Comedy sketches.

Originally released in 1970 by Columbia, no. C 30102.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
This side Other side
UPC:
696998577527

886976985929
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library PN1969.C65 F572 2001 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
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Summary

Firesign Theatre's previous work had already proved that the troupe wasn't particularly interested in releasing conventional comedy albums. While earlier albums had longer pieces, Don't Crush That Dwarf is the first time they dedicated an entire album to a single theme. Although initially it sounds like a loose collection of semi-related items, it later becomes clear that the whole album is a look through the past of a single character, George Leroy Tirebiter, with a few flips of a television tuner knob taking you through his early days as a child star all the way up to a This Is Your Life-style reflection and beyond. Television and movie parodies still figure prominently throughout: "High School Madness" is a hilarious spoof on wholesome '40s boys' adventure films, but the group also takes on war films, televangelists, commercials, and more. In many ways, this is a comedy concept album. What's more, it moves past comedy in places, proving that you can be funny while remaining intelligent. The group even throws in a touch of poignancy at the very end. Masterful. ~ Sean Carruthers


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