Submitted For Your Perusal - The Rod Serling Sound Collection

Home: The Comedian

Playhouse 90 - CBS
Based on a short story by Ernest Lehman

Producer:
Martin Manulis

Director:
John Frankenheimer

Cast:
Mickey Rooney
Edmond O'Brien
Mel Torme
Kim Hunter


The following sound clips were created using MPEG Layer-3 compression. You'll need the L3 codec
installed on your computer to hear these sounds. It's very simple to install, and can be downloaded here.

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"...Hey Lester! It's gettin' chilly in here kid. It's gettin' a little chilly in here. C'mon Les...this is my brother Lester. He's the happy one..."
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"...Forget dinner! Forget dinner Les. You gotta go over to Jakes and check out my costumes...You're gonna do it tonight!"
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"That was Julie."
"You know who I thought it was? I thought it was Walt Disney wanting you to play one of the dwarfs. The one they call stupid..."
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"...I was rather hoping that one of those cameras would roll over Samual and kill him...I am referring to the smelly little man with the bad jokes..."
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"...But you take it! You always take it Lester, Why?...He's your brother. So this gives him an option on your right to breathe?"
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"Skits bad?"
"The skits were real bad. Did you do them?"
"Sonny and Jake did the first, I did the second, but I'm head writer. That makes me man most likely to get tossed into the cage..."
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"You're supposted to be my head writer Al right, for this I pay you pretty good?...I read that first sketch you wrote and it stinks. It really stinks..."
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"...Ever notice the way that he walks? As if the whole place were a sewage system and he had to reach that door without touching anything..."
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"...Where 'd ya get a face like that? I wanna send away for one."
"It came with the body."
"Look Kong, that's all for today, see. I'm all through today. You were crazy on top of the Empire State Building..."
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"...and who has to punch their way out of a paper bag anyway, except my brother Lester, and he is a pastrami sandwich."
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"...and those new sketches that you wrote. They're fabulous. They're marvelous. I loved 'em..."
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"...Do you apppreciate me?...Say it like you meant it Al."
"Do you want this on hands and knees Sammy?..."
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"...Listen Sam, I wanna talk to you about the monologue. Please."
"Look, nevermind about the monologue...don't bug me with it now..."
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"...You gave the scripts to Lester? Why didn't you phone them in to the New York Times...What are you starting, a one lady crusade to cut my throat?..."
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"...I've got a dried up brain that can't get recharged. I'm a comedy writer with no comedy left in him so I stole Davie Farbers scripts..."
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"...what are you gonna do with Davie Farbers scripts?"
"I'm gonna give them to Otis Elwell. He'll print the whole story..."
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"Then Sammy started to get big. That's when he started to use you..."
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"...my new brother in law, Mr. Sammy Hogarth makes an offer to me...the kind of offer you don't repeat in front of ladies..."
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"...I get him a job doing absolutely nothing at all and he's famous...this show stays the way it is..."
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"What time you leavin'?...I just wanted to know in case I needed you."
"In case you needed me. Now that is a gag..."
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"...When you've been living on Caviar for a long while baby, you build up an immunity for Mulligan Stew."
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"He's an addict, this great star. This Sammy Hogarth. He's an addict. And the dope that he craves doesn't come in a needle. He needs laughter and adulation and the love of 40 million people..."
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"...Julie. Sammy has littered his life with people like us...if you want to live and breathe from this second on, don't let him touch you."
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"...about the skits Sammy... They're not yours and they're not mine, Sammy. I stole them. That's the simple truth..."
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"...What's the matter, you so hungry Sammy?...You're hungry Sammy, hungry for everything, you're hungry for food, hungry for laughs, and you'll never get filled up Sammy..."
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"I'd like to tell you about my brother Lester...What do you know. Here he is right here...lets have a nice hand for him...He's a great guy. He hits pretty hard too..."
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"From now on Jake, you're head writer..."
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"Lester! It's chilly in here! I said it's chilly in here, Lester..."


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