Saturday, February 18, 2012
To fill out the 2-hour DVD I would add two TV comedy episodes from shows like Beverly Hillbillies, Lucy Show, Love That Bob, Petticoat Junction, etc.
I at first called the series "Laughing Out Loud" and the first DVDs still use that name in the Introduction that is on the discs. Then I found out Disney is about to release a feature called "Laughing Out Loud," plus of course "LOL" abbreviation one uses in emails has become an overused cliché. So any word such on Google under Laughing Out Loud would never find my videos even if they became famous. Ah, fame, how elusive you remain after all these years! Anyway, an eventual name change to "Lotsa Laffs" and the funny way of spelling Laughs. Perhaps this very blog entry will propel "Lotsa Laffs" into the Internet search engines. Ah, fame!
"Nothing cures the blues better than a good laugh... with an audience! The “Lotsa Laffs!”series presents highlights and hijinks from the funniest TV and movie comics of all time: Milton Berle, Lucy, Spike Jones, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Joe E. Brown, The Andrews Sisters, The East Side Kids, Ozzie & Harriet, Groucho Marx, Betty White, W.C. Fields, Our Gang, Jack Benny, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and cartoons galore!"
"Lotsa Laffs! is perfect for cafés, sports bars, hospital laughing rooms, country clubs and retirement communities -- wherever and whenever folks need a hearty laugh out loud! 3 to 10 minute segments are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a crack in your funny bone! A Bouncing Ball sing-along concludes each first hour session of non-stop laughs."
So I put them up without fanfare on my web page with a single link from my left hand column, and they have suddenly started to sell.
More importantly they were turned into the ToonWhiz Program and poster shown here. I will discuss ToonWhiz' unique operation shortly!
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