Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Wacky Wednesday Comedy Special: Reused Toothpick -- A Candid Camera Classic from 2002

Candid Camera was an American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on radio as The Candid Microphone on June 28, 1947. 

After a series of theatrical film shorts, also titled Candid Microphone, Funt's concept came to television on August 10, 1948, and continued into the 1970s. 

The show involved concealing cameras filming ordinary people being confronted with unusual situations, sometimes involving trick props, such as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed or a car with a hidden extra gas tank. When the joke was revealed, victims would be told the show's catchphrase, "Smile, you're on Candid Camera."

Peter Funt joined the show professionally in 1987 when he became a co-host with his father. During this time the show was being broadcast on the CBS television network. In 1993, Allen Funt had a serious stroke, from which he never fully recovered. This required Peter to host the show full-time. 

The show went through a few revivals. During his time on the show Peter was a producer, host and acted on the show. He also produced and hosted over 200 episodes. 

This classic episode first aired in 2002. Free samples are great, but what would you do if you were offered a sample of cheese nicely displayed on the end of a toothpick and then you discovered that it was a used toothpick?

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Welcome to Israel: Another Funny Airport Interrogation with Zehavit Rosenbloom

Zehavit Rosenbloom is a mom with seven children who is performing standup comedy and recording videos for Jewish audiences. She has created many Jewish characters including ultra religious Rebbetzins, secular Israelis, and El Al representatives who put passengers through intensive interrogations before letting them board planes.

She calls her comedy routines Zeya Comedy and we plan to share some of her sketches in future Jewish Humor Central posts. Today we're sharing another mock airport interrogation of a visitor to Israel by an annoying and very inquisitive airline agent.

Enjoy!

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Monday, June 17, 2024

A Joke to Start the Week - "Justice System"

It's another Monday and time for another Joke to Start the Week. This week we're posting another joke from Dr. Jay Orlikoff, a retired dentist from Centereach, New York, a community on Long Island in Suffolk County.

After a distinguished and meritorious dental career, he is shifting his focus to telling and posting jokes on YouTube. We were fortunate to find some of his jokes and we're sharing one of the family-friendly ones with you today. 

Here's the setup: A really rude, nasty woman steals a can of peaches from a supermarket and she sneaks out of the store with it. A cop had observed her and he said "I saw what you did." And then...

Enjoy!

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Tumbalalaika Around the World: As Sung by The San Francisco Yiddish Combo at East Bay Jewish Music Festival

The Yiddish folk love song Tumbalalaika originated in Eastern Europe in the 19th century, but its exact origin is hard to pinpoint. That hasn't prevented it from being sung and played over and over, not only in places where Yiddish songs are sung, but just about everywhere in the world, in vocal and instrumental versions, in cabarets and in the movies.

Just as we have followed the songs Hava Nagila, Adon Olam, Hevenu Shalom Aleichem, and Abanibi as they took different forms as interpreted by a wide variety of singers, musicians, and dancers, we're continuing the series today that we started back in 2012, sharing our 24th version of this universal courting and love song.

The San Francisco Yiddish Combo was formed by accident when a love of Klezmer music collided with their collective backgrounds in every genre except Klezmer. Now they have embarked on a journey around the world to present their own unique blend of everything that is Klezmer, mixed with years of experience in the jazz, blues, folk, and even hip hop world. This group performs Klezmer for the 21st century! Made up of classically trained musicians who enjoy stretching musical boundaries, the SFYC is led by cellist Rebecca Roudman who has fronted groups all over the world bringing her virtuosic and fiery playing to stages from China to Italy and beyond.

Enjoy!

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English Translation: 

A young lad stands, and he thinks 

Thinks and thinks the whole night through 

Whom to take and not to shame 

Whom to take and not to shame

 

Tumbala, Tumbala, Tumbalalaika 

Tumbala, Tumbala, Tumbalalaika 

Tumbalalaika, strum balalaika 

Tumbalalaika, may we be happy

 

Girl, girl, I want to ask of you 

What can grow, grow without rain? 

What can burn and never end? 

What can yearn, cry without tears? 

 

Foolish lad, why do you have to ask? 

A stone can grow, grow without rain 

Love can burn and never end 

A heart can yearn, cry without tears