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Show Summary

The Mole People
Airdate: Wednesday - February 21, 1962

WOR Show
Original Airing

First Line After Theme Ends
Did you ever have the feeling that it's all going to blow over?
Show Description
Early Shep radio - "Bing Sings" sponsored by Dr. Sam Pollack Grandma's false teeth. American expressions - "Hunky-Dory", "Chewing the fat" WOR's 40th Anniversary Mole People - have "passions that burn like low flames on an ancient stove, barely flickering" George Ade describes the "Mole People" Is the reverse of mole people ant people? And is it the giant grasshopper person who comes up over them both? Birch Bark Canoes and being up the creek without a paddle. More George Ade Knickerbocker Beer commercial played preceding the show
Fan Description
[ Courtesy: Pete Delaney - - ] Dick Cavett graffiti The Hair Clogged The Drain Disney comic book deals with Pollution Jean blows his own bazoo to Boodleam Shake Noisy burglars are heard stealing a WOR safe Luftansa Philadelphia Eagles fan declares indeoendence Palma de Meiorca soccer fans don't like to lose Philadelphia - booing sine 1776 Eagles fans sue the team for being inept Broadcast Corned Beef Hash commercial with Shep on Jews Harp Carapace All she wanted was a volunteer job House of Chan Wok Gramercy Park Clothes Waterproof Tarot cards Reverse Astrology - doing the opposite of what your hororscope says General Tire Movie - Escape To The Sun Shep's Commie Girlfriend Wollfs Kasha New York Magazine Martin S. Shepard for Congress No known relatives A full moon brings out the looneys Victorious Praying Gods to avoid There goes the safe


Show starts with full Bahn Frei theme, with the original ending. No "Aahh" by Shep at the end. Lowell Thelin sent in this note: Shep's "mole people" are exemplified in the George Ade fable entitled The Regular Kind of Place and the Usual Way It Turned Out which he reads on the show. See p. 214 in The America of George Ade, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1961. Shep ends the show by reading another George Ade fable - The Patient Toiler Who Got It in the Usual Place. See p.217 in the same reference.
Speaking of Mole People this is WOR AM and FM New York
Sponsor Time Notes
Knickerbocker Beer
Classical Guitar
Piano Concerto No 1
Southern Shout
None on record
Engineer and other Staff in Booth
Summary/Rating Credit
By: Jim Clavin
Date: -
Rating: Not Rated
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Airdate History ' - Original' date is earliest known broadcast)
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