Lawyer's Hospital (1982)|
Review from Yahoo group 'bobsbrazerkolounge'
Date: Mon May 1, 2000 2:02 pm
Subject: Lawyer's Hospital
Well, this puts us back on the subject of the
1981 tour so I'd like to describe a sketch they did at
Town Hall which I don't think ever made it onto an
album, involving Joey Demographico. Joey (Peter Bergman
is out on stage by himself with a catcher's mitt
fantasizing that he is a big league pitcher and that all the
fans in the stadium are yelling "Joe-ey! Joe-ey!
Joe-ey". Joey winds up for a pitch as David Ossman walks
slowly onto the stage with a walking stick like an
elderly man. Joey doesn't seem to notice the old man. He
then throws an overhand pitch, whereupon Ossman spins
around violently as if struck by the ball. As his back
is turned he very deftly pops a baseball into his
mouth which the audience cannot see until he turns
around to face downstage. He totters over to Joey, still
holding onto the walking stick and points to the ball in
his mouth while trying to speak. Joey comments, "Gee,
Gramps, all that dog food you've been eating sure has
made you a good retriever". Gramps keeps pointing to
the ball until Joey gets the hint and takes it out of
his mouth. Gramps is furious and wants to know what
on earth Joey thinks he is doing. "I'm pitching to
the batters, Gramps", Joey replies, "so they can bat
the balls". "I'll bat YOUR balls right OFF if you
don't stop this nonsense", Gramps tells him.
Another sketch involved a butcher named Mr. Liverface
(Bergman again). A woman played by Phil Proctor asks Mr.
Liverface, "What should I feed my Woof-Woof"? "Feed him
cat", answers Mr. Liverface. She then asks, "Well, what
do I feed my cat?" "Feed him dog", he answers. "Not
Woof-Woof!", she says and bats Mr. Liverface with her purse.
"No, not Woof-Woof", Mr. Liverface answers.
Lawyer's Hospital sketch was also performed at Town Hall
(I'm not mean to Bambi). I'll write more about it
later if I can remember any more. -Llanwydd