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My husband says, "... is funny the way National Lampoon was - they pick on everyone without regard to damall."

My husband says, "... is funny the way National Lampoon was - they pick on everyone without regard to damall."

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[–] Sissypuff 1 points (+1|-0)

Going to check it out, thanks for the recommendation.

Yup, the Nat Lamp back in the heydays of Michael O'Donoghue, Doug Kenny and all the rest. Nothing was sacred.

[–] Annelise [OP] 0 points (+0|-0)

I paged through a couple issues. Peter has the whole run put away. I might go have a serious read if they're as funny as this show. It's wonderfully absurd at times, but sometimes very subtle. You can't look away or you'll miss a glance or gesture that makes the scene.

[–] Sissypuff 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

See if you can track down some of the episodes of The Radio Hour as well, there is some insanely brilliant writing and production in there not to mention the voice talent. It's been a few years since I last looked but there used to be a few sites that were archiving them, maybe they're still up. If you're interested but can't find any drop me a line, I have a few episodes that I can put in a torrent.

There's been two films about Nat Lamp as well, though probably only of interest after you've read the mags and are familiar with the writers and editors.

A lot of those guys had classical educations and it's so evident in much of the writing. It added depth to their work so that it wasn't just an all out irreverent "gross for the sake of gross" all of the time, though it did happen sometimes. But most of all it was the making fun of every and anything that was so special, and this was during the drug and sexual revolution when boundaries were already being pushed.

[–] Annelise [OP] 0 points (+0|-0)

I'll ask if he has them stashed away somewhere. He loves Lampoon stuff so it's possible.

The one I remember paging through was the Adventure issue. It was pretty funny. I think a big piece of the content needed some knowledge of the period, but oh, so much seems funny no matter what.