March 3, 2012 // Show # 1331

KNOCK KNOCK

VocalEssence

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a lawyer, a blonde, a nun and a trombone player walk into a bar for a special joke-a-thon compilation show. Along with the slurry of jokes, VocalEssence sings the "The Ying Tong Song" from the BBC's "Goon Show," we'll pay tribute to the Marx Brothers and Tom Keith's utterly perfect chicken sounds take center stage for "The Sound of Chickens." Plus, Andy Stein's "Knock Knock" song, a visit from Sven and Ole, and a rather unfortunate school lunch was served at Lake Wobegon Elementary School.

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:54 GK Intro
    • 00:02:59 "Sound of Chickens," Pat Donohue (3/8/08)
    • 00:06:37 Jokes Segment 1 (1/22/11)
    • 00:19:43 "Ain't No Joke," Pat Donohue (3/8/08)
    • 00:22:48 The Lives of the Cowboys script (3/8/08)
    • 00:33:48 Powdermilk Biscuit Break (1/22/11)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:35:31 Groucho script/ "Hail Freedonia," Tim Russell with VocalEssence (1/22/11)
    • 00:37:28 Jokes Segment 2, incl. Knock-Knock (1/22/11)
    • 00:42:11 "Knock, Knock," Andy Stein and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band (3/8/08)
    • 00:45:44 Jokes Segment 3, with VocalEssence "Bright Side of Life," "Be Prepared," "All We Like Sheep" (1/22/11)
    • 00:52:26 "Ying Tong Song," from the Goon Show, VocalEssence (1/22/11)
    • 00:55:54 GK Intermission Credits (Intermission 1/22/11)
  • Segment 3
    • 00:59:40 GK Welcome Back
    • 00:59:56 "Railroad Bill (Jokes)," GK and Pat Donohue (2/3/07)
    • 01:02:18 Catchup script (1/22/11)
    • 01:06:12 "Unfriended Song," GK
    • 01:09:03 Jokes Segment 5 (Computer Jokes) (1/22/11)
    • 01:10:25 Guy Noir script re: CD player malfunction (2/3/07)
    • 01:28:18 Jokes Segment 6 (2/3/07)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:40:33 News From Lake Wobegon re: School Lunch, plus Ole & Sven jokes (2/3/07)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:50:55 Ole & Sven Joke Segment, with VocalEssence "El Hambo," (1/22/11)
    • 01:54:04 GK Credits
    • 01:55:07 "Bad Jokes," GK (2/3/07)

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