veeeeeeery interesting

“Veeeeeery interesting”
Arte Johnson
Rowan and Martin Laugh-In

I couldn’t remember…was it Hogan’s Heroes or Laugh-In?

Maybe you’re old enough to remember both mid to late 1960’s TV shows?

A quick little search answered my query…it was Laugh-In.

Laugh-In was a US television show running from 1968-1973.
It was a comedy show hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and featured a host of rather
silly and somewhat irreverent characters. Many of whom went on to their own
independent careers in comedy, television as well as the movies.

Arte Johnson was one such cast member who appeared as a variety of different characters
throughout the show’s 6 year run.
One such character was a recurring WWII German soldier who would pop up randomly and
apparently out of nowhere, usually emerging from behind some sort of fake plant,
after some silly sketch had taken place, with his running tagline always spoken in a very
heavy German accent…. “veeeeeeery interesting“…

There was no hidden meaning…just plain old silliness as Laugh-in’s humor was rooted in
the days of the early vaudeville and burlesque comedies.

After looking out the kitchen window yesterday afternoon and spying a rather odd shape
rummaging around behind a tree and the deer through my husband is currently
experimenting with…out back by the fence…
I quickly opted to grab my camera because somebody in this house has misplaced the
binoculars that I keep in the kitchen for just such an occasion when I need a quick look-see
at the visiting wildlife—and that somebody was not me.

There are four of us here.

One me, one husband and two cats.

I’ve ruled out the cats.

Zooming in the camera, I heard myself uttering that same long-forgotten tagline…
“veeeeery interesting”…
as in I now think I’ve discovered the culprit who yanked open the bird boxes,
pulled out the bluebird nests, grabbed all but one little blue egg and then devoured
nearly all of the apples from my once loaded apple trees.

(who’s little fury body is that down by the fence? / Julie Cook / 2018)

(my thief / Julie Cook / 2018)

I can’t say for certain that this is my theif…but the mask he’s wearing leaves little
room for any false accusations on my part…

The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,

Isaiah 43:20

18 comments on “veeeeeeery interesting

  1. says:

    I would say your photos are evidence enough for the following headline, “Masked Intruder Finds Honey Hole.” I used to enjoy Laugh In, even though it was the beginning of the decline of morality on television. I remember Arte Johnson and Ruth Buzzi sitting on a park bench. Ruth’s elderly character would have nothing to do with the dirty old man propositioning her with a Walnetto. The slapstick comedy still tickles my funny bone.

    I had to laugh about your narrowing down the suspects who may have absconded with the binoculars. There will be more of this in your future.

  2. Lynda Clayton says:

    Back from my travels to Israel and Jordan just in time to read about your racoon intruder! They are indeed smart and very capable to opening all sorts of things like garbage cans and compost containers – and they never clean up their mess! Racoons are a real challenge in the Toronto area especially if they get into an attic. We are only allowed to trap them and take them into a wooded area – never to kill them.

  3. Wally Fry says:

    I seem to recall Goldie Hawn got her start on that show, didn’t she?

  4. I knew EXACTLY who you were referencing as soon as I read your post’s title! I loved “Laugh In”… and yes, Goldie Hawn got her start on “Laugh In”… and so did Lily Tomlin! So sorry about the Racoon! Ugh. Cute little buggers, but a tad vicious… and rascally! Hope you are able to scare him off! Love and hugs!! ❀ ❀

  5. SLIMJIM says:

    The last picture looks like the thief was surprised to be caught!

  6. Dawn Marie says:

    Mystery solved! Great job Sherlock πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ…giggles!

  7. Citizen Tom says:

    Looks a bit skinny. Are you sure you are feeding that varmint well? If you can give it coronary artery disease, problem solved.

    At least that was what I was thinking when Lynda said they are not allowed to shoot the darned things.

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