Frank Shuster

Well I see by the clock on the wall,
That’s it’s time to bid you one and all
So long
Be Good
Stay Well
Till à prochaine,
good bye till when we meet again!

Frank Shuster, dead at 85.


Ann Thurlow's picture
Ann Thurlow on January 14, 2002 - 19:28 Permalink

Another great example of misheard lyrics…it’s “A la prochaine” not “Til la prochaine”. I had to check with several W&S authorities. Lovely intherview with FS on This Morning…they were so talented!

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stephen good on January 16, 2002 - 02:22 Permalink

i actually didn’t see this, i heard it, but you can tell the W & S nature of it:

man in bar: I’d like a martinum.

bartender: Don’t you mean a martini?

m-i-b: No, I only want one.

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dave moses on January 16, 2002 - 16:56 Permalink

The first play i was ever in (not counting elementary school) was “Rinse the Blood of My Toga” I was Marc Anthony to my pal Jamie Riddel’s detective. Jamie was interogating me: what was i doing? “All I did was say Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your ears.” “Oh, yeah? What do you have in the sack?”….I lift up the ketchup stained pillow case: “Ears.” The audience roared and that was it for me.

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Christopher Ogg on January 17, 2002 - 15:25 Permalink

I recall it as JW asking for a martinus in the Julius Caesar sketch; FS replied “Don’t you mean a martini”, to which he replied “When I want more than one, I”ll tell you”. But it was many years ago and I may be misremembering.