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Summary

Great Hamburger Blowout
Airdate: Thursday - April 1, 1965

WOR Show

Show Description
Sniffing the air Shep toys with the idea of whether or not to tell the hamberger story. Shep talks about being a compulsive reader and how he even reads all the blurbs on packages. 'People who write those advertisements have always wanted to write a novel.' He reads from the package of "Official World's Fair" toothpicks. "Did you ever have a traumatic experience that results in something physical after eating something?" Says he never told the story on the air about the time he blew up like a Christmas Turkey. When he was 10 years old he went to an Ukranian-American winter barbecue. Schwartz, Flick, Bruner and him get on the line for burgers, rush off and eat them and keep returning. They did this until 9:30 at night and after each consuming 17 burgers, piles of chips, and bottles of Nehi orange they go home. As he lay there in bed that night, he begins to feel himself swell - beginning to bulg out all over. And then the pain came and he began to swell some more. His mother comes into the room, pulls the covers back and says he's blown up like a Christmas Turkey. Finally at 5:30 in the morning, 17 quarts of hamburger come flying out like a safety valve. He couldn't look at another hamburger until he was 18 and it took another 2 years to be able to eat one.
Notes
aka - Hamburger Binge Shep mentions during the Happiness ad that he will be having a going away party there in a few weeks for his trip to Australia.
WOR ID
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Commercials
American Heritage Magazine
Happiness Chinese Restaurant
Miller Beer
Peugeot
Prestone
Music
After You're Gone
First Film Music
Engineer and others in Booth
Bob
Rating
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Summary By
Jim Clavin
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  Lee Rotter
  Goldindex 76121 The Jean Shepherd Show. April 1, 1965. WOR, New York. Participating sponsors. "The Great Hamburger Blow-Up." Jean, Flick and Schwartz crash a Ukranian-American Winter Picnic. Shep plays the kazoo and sings along with a record of, "After You've Gone." "World's Fair Toothpicks." Jean Shepherd, Lester Smith (announcer). 43:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
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