smothers brothers

smothers brothers

The Smothers Brothers | Just Say Yo!: The Yo Yo Man Instructional Video

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Disclaimer: I do not own anything depicted in this video, and am merely sharing it with you all. No copyright infringement intended. Hello, my Oddlings! Welcome once again to another offbeat and nostalgic video for the masses. While I, uh, AHEM, attempt to get that pesky Dragon Knight business fixed, here is something you may enjoy! The Smothers Brothers! .....*silence* Ok, it's not anime, but still. Don't know who these two are, well, check the description below, or just Google them to learn more. If you're watching with kids, this would be a great little bon mot to give them! Enjoy, my Oddlings! More Japanese stuff coming soon! A Brief History of the Brothers: The Smothers Brothers are Thomas ("Tom" -- born February 2, 1937) and Richard ("Dick" -- born November 20, 1939), American singers, musicians, and comedians. The brothers' trademark double act was performing folk songs (Tommy on acoustic guitar, Dick on string bass), which usually led to arguments between the siblings. Tommy's signature line was, "Mom always liked you best!" Tommy (the elder of the two) acted "slow", and Dick, the straight man, acted "superior". In the 1960s, the brothers frequently appeared on television variety shows and issued several popular record albums of their stage performances. Their own television variety show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, became one of the most controversial American TV programs of the Vietnam War era. Despite popular success, the brothers' penchant for material that was critical of the political mainstream and sympathetic to the emerging counterculture led to their firing by the CBS network in 1969. One show was left unaired.[1] The brothers continued to work, both independently and as a team, on stage and television, and in films during subsequent decade. In 2007, Tom and Dick filmed a series of 30-second commercials and promotional spots for the River Rock Casino in Geyserville, California To augment their act in recent years, Tom Smothers had created the mostly non-speaking character "Yo-Yo Man" in the late 60s, a surprisingly expert performer of difficult tricks using a yo-yo. In their 2008 tour, Yo-Yo Man was listed as the group's opening act. THIS video is essentially the Yo Yo Man Act, but put into a video that teaches viewers to learn Yo yo tricks that they do (stating the obvious is obvious)