Show: The humble Farmer

Episode: humble 2013 1201

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The humble Farmer TV show for December 1, 2013

Thank you for looking at: “Repairing the Bedroom Window”

56 minutes. This show includes a short clip of Denny Breau playing and 4.52 minutes of guitarist Ken Goodman at the November 17 Denny Breau concert in Lewiston.

Well received in Northern New England for 35 years, this is the same old fashioned music and humorous social commentary show that has delighted young and old alike every week since April 6, 1978 for radio --- and now for television.

Most of the video over the music is of humble repairing his bedroom window and pressing apple juice with neighbors Jo and Steve.

One of the highlights of this show is humble using a Maine moose call to coax an alligator into the water.

Music is by: Clark Terry, Marian Petrescu, Natalie Cole, Joe Venuti, Mezz Mezzrow, Ken Goodman and Denny Breau.

humble is joined again on camera by his smiling young friend, Sylvia with a testimonial from Christine in Portland.

Being chased by an alligator is tame fare, indeed, for viewers expecting someone to be shot, arrested or blown up.

The show is tightly scripted. It starts out with Christine telling us how she is inspired by The humble Farmer show. The show ends, as usual, with the Keystone Cops driving a car off the end of a dock. humble dug out an original clip and this time the cops and car actually reach the water.
The humorous and/or informative commentary that humble delivers between the songs is approximated below:

1. Calling Mr. Alligator
2. From watching me on television, you might get the impression that I’m quite a natty dresser. I spare no expense to look good for you. But my wife Marsha, The Almost Perfect Woman, is from Connecticut, where they have a different standard. And one day she asked me why I always wore such ratty clothes. I said, “Clothes don’t amount to nothing. It’s the body underneath that counts.”
And she said, “Don’t make it any worse than it already is.”
3. For years you have had me say that I don’t see any sense in keeping a pet that you can’t eat. But only a very foolish old man would boast that he never changes his mind. Yes, your buddy humble has have arrived at the age where he would not mind having a pet that did absolutely nothing but wander around in his house and keep him company all day. So --- keep your eyes open. If you can find an animal that can be taught the Heimlich Maneuver and administer CPR, I will bring it to my home and feed it.
4. We all have things that we can do. And there are other things that we cannot do. Perhaps an adult might be defined as: “a person who knows what he can do and what he can’t do --- and isn’t afraid to admit it.” The email I recently received said, “humble, Don't you remember what I thought of as Plan A?” Of course I don’t remember anything about Plan A. Because I’d like you to learn a little more about me, you might listen closely to the reply I sent to this person: “Please realize that I don’t remember much of anything. My talent is not in remembering, but in synthesizing that which I have recently heard and presenting it to friends as original material.”
5. You should look forward to getting older because as you get older, life gets simpler. One day I called a man in Farmington who said I called him last week and asked him the same question. It is true that you might do the same thing two or three times but it doesn’t worry you because you don’t realize you’ve already done it. And when you get old you have reached the age of impunity: nobody knows or cares if you’ve done anything or not. You probably know that I learned the word “impunity” when I first read about poor old Rip Van Winkle. I quote: “Having nothing to do at home, and being arrived at that happy age when a man can do nothing with impunity, he took his place once more on the bench.” When you read Rip Van Winkle, did you see an aged man coming down from the mountains to rejoin his neighbors? Or did you ever do the math? The way I read it, after poor old Rip Van Winkle woke up from his 20-year nap and came back to town to retire as one of town elders, he was 43 years old.
6. And it came to pass that my wife Marsha and I got into a big motor home with friends and went down to Key West for a few days. I like Key West. It is different. Don’t you think it is interesting that I also like Smogen and Monhegan? Key West and Smogen and Monhegan are all islands. My wife Marsha, The Almost Perfect Woman, packed food and clothes. I didn’t bother to pack much of anything which was a mistake because I forgot to bring a belt or suspenders. Most of my pants are so small that I can navigate without a belt, but the pants I took to Key West had about an inch of slack around the waist. Yes, I know. I could have corrected the problem with a piece of rope, but I didn’t think of it at the time. So I walked the streets of Key West for two days with both hands hanging onto my pants so they wouldn’t fall off. Anyone who saw me probably thought, “Look at that old fool trying to dress like a teen aged kid.”
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