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…
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,