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Chiyo-chichi

(3,640 posts)
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:58 PM Jan 2012

Loudon Wainwright III song: Newt Gingrich is Running For Prez



Just discovered this. I believe Loudo has updated a version of this song that he wrote when Gingrich was speaker, called "Newt Gingrich is Running the Town," which appears in his new box set.

Loudo is the best. Pity I couldn't share this before the holidays, as it is (sort of) set to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," but I hope you enjoy it anyway.
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Loudon Wainwright III song: Newt Gingrich is Running For Prez (Original Post) Chiyo-chichi Jan 2012 OP
Isn't he the teenage commedian who used to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show? Jack Rabbit Jan 2012 #1
My favorite "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road..." rfranklin Jan 2012 #2
I don't think so. Chiyo-chichi Jan 2012 #4
You're right Jack Rabbit Jan 2012 #5
He also had a small bit part on M*A*S*H* on CBS. no_hypocrisy Jan 2012 #3

Jack Rabbit

(45,984 posts)
1. Isn't he the teenage commedian who used to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show?
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 03:05 PM
Jan 2012

I date myself; Jack Rabbit is a gray hare.

Chiyo-chichi

(3,640 posts)
4. I don't think so.
Fri Jan 6, 2012, 04:53 PM
Jan 2012

He's always been a musician as far as I know. He's a truly great songwriter whose songs are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant.

Yes, he had a hit with "Dead Skunk" in '73 and was on M*A*S*H. He was also the priest in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the gynecologist in Knocked Up (for which he also wrote the music), and was on Judd Apatow's TV show, Undeclared.

I've been a fan since I first saw him on David Letterman's morning show in the summer of 1980.

Oh, and his father was a well-known columnist & editor at LIFE Magazine.

Jack Rabbit

(45,984 posts)
5. You're right
Sat Jan 7, 2012, 06:22 PM
Jan 2012

The teenage comedian I was recalling was apparently London Lee, who apparently was 29 at the time he was a "teenage" comedian.

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