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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

THE FIRE HOUSE GANG


We'll back up a little bit to the early 1940's but I'm not sure of the exact year. This was always one of my favorite gags. Here are Gene Randow, Dime Wilson, unknown, Kinko, Jack Klipple(?), and I believe Mickey McDonald.

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Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I saw this gag on Gil Gray in 1960, and the alley consisted of Gene Randow,Harold Simmons, Dime & Connie Wilson, Lawrence Cross, Billie Burke, and Jack & Ruby Landrus. I will say this, you combine Gene, Dime, & several buckets of water, it is a riot, and no one on the floor is safe. On an outdoor date Gil drove in the back gate during the show, the fire house was in the ring, the music was playing but there was no one in sight. Then running from behind the band tent came Cleo Plunkett, with the whole alley in hot pursuit, each one with a bucket of water.

4/26/2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I have mis-identified Jack Klipple, he is the clown between Dime & Kinko.

7/05/2006 4:39 PM  

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