January 22, 2010 // Show # 1274

Fresh and Rested

Philip Brunelle

This week on A Prairie Home Companion our stalwart host is back at the microphone, rested from his stint in a hyperbaric chamber deep in the wings of the Fitzgerald Theater. Director Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence join Garrison and Andra Suchy, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Tom Keith. Plus, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and the latest news from the deeply frozen Lake Wobegon.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:12 Opening jokes
    • 00:04:27 "Tishomingo Blues" - GK and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:07:00 More jokes
    • 00:08:30 "We Are The World" - VocalEssence with Shoe Band
    • 00:10:38 More jokes
    • 00:16:22 "Imagine" - Andra Suchy with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:17:40 More jokes
    • 00:20:22 "The Real Slim Shady" - VocalEssence with Shoe Band
    • 00:20:50 More jokes
    • 00:25:40 "You Make Me Feel Like I'm in Minnesota" - Andra Suchy and Shoe Band
    • 00:28:40 GK asks for jokes from listeners
    • 00:29:05 "The Other Carnival of the Animals" - Richard Dworsky, solo
    • 00:33:00 Powdermilk Biscuit Theme
  • Segment 2
    • 00:34:33 Groucho script - Tim Russell, with "Hail Freedonia" - VocalEssence
    • 00:36:50 More jokes
    • 00:38:07 "Student's Prayer" - VocalEssence
    • 00:38:43 More jokes, with "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" - VocalEssence
    • 00:45:50 More Jokes, with "Be Prepared" - VocalEssence
    • 00:49:05 Jokes, with "Sheep" and "Laughing" - VocalEssence
    • 00:53:44 "The Ying Tong Song" - VocalEssence, Tim Russell, Tom Keith and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:58:05 "Hail Freedonia" reprise
    • 00:58:25 Intermission - "It's A Sin to Tell A Lie"
  • Segment 3
    • 01:02:12 Welcome back to the 2nd half
    • 01:02:38 "Please Help Me, I'm Falling" - GK, Andra, Shoes
    • 01:05:28 GK talks with Roland Fowler of Embarrass, MN about the cold weather
    • 01:10:30 Greetings, GK announces Ice Fishing Weekend
    • 01:13:00 "The Plumber is the Man" - GK, Tim Russell, Shoe Band
    • 01:15:56 Ketchup script
    • 01:19:50 "Unfriended" - GK and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:21:48 Computer jokes
    • 01:25:38 El Hambo, Sven, Ole & Lena jokes - VocalEssence and Tim Russell
    • 01:28:55 "Popurri a la Mexicana" - VocalEssence
  • Segment 4
    • 01:31:56 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:06 "Morning Has Broken" - GK, Andra, Shoe Band
    • 01:43:04 Last jokes, jokes from the band and actors
    • 01:55:05 Credits, "Turkey in the Straw", "Ying Tong Song" reprise

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