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22nd Dec 2006, 23:21
Does anybody know the names of the 1950s/1960s American comedy duo (one male, one female) who performed sketches like the telephone operator, doctor(?dentist?) and nurse, etc?
Have Googled to death but no joy - hope you erudite JBers can help!
Many thanks.

22nd Dec 2006, 23:50
Jerry Stiller and Ann Maera?

23rd Dec 2006, 00:14
Mike Nichols and Elaine May ?

23rd Dec 2006, 00:43
If you are refering to television you might be thinking of Laugh In with Judy Carne as Ernestine the telephone operator,try http://www.amazon.ca/Laugh-Boxed-Set-Harvey-Jason/dp/fun-facts/B00008PHCV
for a rundown of sketches.

23rd Dec 2006, 01:00
Sorry, wasn't that Lily Tomlin?!? From "Laugh-in"...

"One ringy-dingy........ two ring-dingies..... Three -
"Oh, a gracious Good afternon, Is this the party to whom I am speaking? - A Mr. Milhouse? Good day Sir, this is Ernestine at the telephone company, and I see that your phone bill is seriously over-due, and I'm afraid service will be disconnected if the bill isn't resolved. May I confirm your address as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.? Uh-huh... um-hummm... WELL, Mr. Milhouse, there's no reason to take THAT attitude, and further more..... Hello, He-hello?"

Loved it!

Oh, sorry, got off thread - George Burns and Gracie Allen?

23rd Dec 2006, 01:30
Related but not, just HAD to post this since we're talking comedy:



23rd Dec 2006, 01:40
It was Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Rollingthunder. Thank you so much!!
I knew Prooners would have the answer (as always!).

23rd Dec 2006, 22:48
No that's not who you were thinking of