Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Do you remember the Smother's Brother's comedy skit, "Mother Always Liked You Best?"

Here is a portion of an interview with Tommy Smothers a few years ago.
Tommy Smothers:
When Dick was really good, if he really got on my case, the audience would sometimes boo him. Actually hiss a little bit and boo. And it kind of hurt his feelings. I said “that’s – you’re really doing a good job.” Bud Abbott was relentless on Lou Costello. Just relentless – he – didn’t show any humanity or – but you believed him. And people believed my brother too so when really gets – he’d do this one litany, about five or six lines in a row, when we were recording an album in St. Louis and he said “you’re stupid. You’re dumb.  You’ve never done anything right. You’re a failure. Da da da da.” And he finished up, he ran out of things.  And I said, “Yeah, and mom liked you best.” It was like he was stunned – and just the audience fell apart. Don’t know where it came from. So if – we have one enduring idea that will always live on with the Smothers Brothers, that mom always liked you best. We’re the universal  feeling that every child, every sibling has had somewhere along the line. Who did she like best? And that became our kind of  mantra."



          It's alive and well with the offspring. The comedy is the same. Here is my Mother's Day card.
And it will love on in  generations to come.

So, you always wanted to know who my favorite is, here is your answer....
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My perfect Mother's Day, cuddling with both of my babies. I am blessed.

I cannot let this day pass without recognition of my own wonderful 84 year old Mother.  She's the best!

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