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Monday, April 30, 2007

QUASSAR'S QUIZ????

Does anyone recognize this Aerial Duo, of the "50's & '60's?


Off subject trivia question,,,,on what radio show did you hear the phrase, "I have a lady in the balcony doctor"?

9 Comments:

Blogger Mike Naughton said...

PAY THAT LADY 15 SILVER DOLLARS!!!

The show was a classic, Dr. I.Q.

4/30/2007 8:45 PM  
Blogger Mike Naughton said...

Clarification: I don't remember the show but the show was part of a theatre course I took in college. The show was used as an example of how a super simple premise: general knowledge plus the chance to be an "instant winner" PLUS the dynamic and charismatic personality of "the voice" created a visual image in the minds of the listeners.

If memory serves me correctly, there were several wandering assistants in the audience and Dr. IQ onstage who would instruct the assistants to find "A lady in the balcony" or other parts of the theatre. The contestant would be asked a question and if she answered correctly then Dr. IQ in a massive and thunderous voice would instruct the assistant to "PAY THAT LADY 15 SILVER DOLLARS!"

I always thought the show was the mastermind of some old time phone room promoters.

I would like to hear other people rememberances of this program.

4/30/2007 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

We work with those nice people for a whole season, but as my wonderful memory is hiding somewhere' all at this moment I recall is her name Lola, for her husband would alway sing "what Lola whants Lola gets" e.c.t. I believe they where Danish, is my memory coming back ? hope so'.

5/01/2007 2:11 AM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Great' I think my memory is coming baaackkk' their name is, the Robins' if i'm wrong, then I have to go look for that wonderful memory lane.

5/01/2007 2:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lola and Ernst Rhodine,,, Last time I saw them was in 72. He was announcing the show and she was doing a single trap, First season for the new Reid Bros. Circus, They had an apartment in Tallucca lake Ca. They were from time to time still doing their revolving ladder, 100 ft rigging, His Nick name was nuts and bolts rhodine.. Mr.Lee........

5/01/2007 7:43 AM  
Blogger Mike Naughton said...

Lee,
Would they be related to Trolle and Ingeborg?

5/01/2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Mike:
YES! Dr. IQ! Little did we know or would have believed the money they give away now. We were so easily satisfied in those days.

Yes he is related to Trolle but I'm not sure how.

Lee: The prop boys on the Hamid show also called them "Nuts & Bolts", because their rigging was like an Erector Set. (if any one remembers them)!
What I remember most was Lola"s English consisted of, "yaah" & "naah".

5/01/2007 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Great' it look like my memory is not that bad' as Robins and Rhodine do sound alike, almost back to normal.

5/01/2007 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes Bill, the indoor rigging was just as time consuming as the outdoor one,, mostly because it broke down in such tiny pieces..He always said that Trolle was his uncle, I think cousin was probobly right? Ernst english was so thick from his accent, on the reid show he actually sang for Lola's traps! Snowbird was the song, after several shows all of us would just start to pee our pants waiting for the long lebretto at the finish, Wally Ross's wife was the keyboard player, even she would get giggly waiting for the Flyyyyyyyyyy avay mit me!!! I did learn quite a bit from them and they always were very kind to me, I was 16 at the time. MR LEE...........

5/01/2007 7:33 PM  

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