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Summary

Guinness Records; Obscene Bath Mat
Airdate: Friday - January 14, 1966

WOR Show
Original Airing

Show Description
Shep talks about his Uncle Carl's molar and the sounds he can make with it. This leads to a discussion about world records and he spends most of the show reading through the Guinness Book of World Records. He looks up the records of the most hamburgers eaten at a single setting, the record for potato chip eating, the fattest person, longest fresh water fish, and most prolific known murderer. He mentions that if stuck on a deserted island the four pieces of reading material he would like are Spicy Western, Q&A, the Guinness Book of Records, and a slide rule. Shep tells about going into a novelty store with a guy from the station and this guy buys an obscene bath mat. It gets rolled up and wrapped. They leave to go see a client at a restaurant and they put the mat under the chair. Just as they were about to leave Shep realizes the guy forgot his package, he picks it up and carries it to the front of the restaurant and then it opens up and unrolls in front of everyone. The guy who bought it looks at Shep and says it's not his, he never saw it in his life.
Notes
Refers to "The Blues I Love to Sing" as his pig music. Mentions that he was born in Chicago.
Commercials
Limelight - Shep
Miller Beer
Rover 2000
Music
The Blues I Love to Sing
Needs to be ID'd
Unknown 'Spooky Zen' Music 2
Engineer and others in Booth
Unknown
Summary
By: Jim Clavin
Date: -
Rating: Not Rated
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