Show: The humble Farmer

Episode: humble 2015 0308


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Synopsis of The humble Farmer TV show for March 8, 2015

Thank you for looking at a program called “Philip’s Antique Automobile”

56 minutes. This show includes 1.12 minutes of Denny Breau playing guitar in Florida in concert with Rayford Stark.

Although The humble Farmer is just as contrived as any reality show, here you will see no overweight people with tattoos pretending to repossess automobiles or emaciated wealthy models getting a massage. But don’t give up. In this show Maine natives haul an antique automobile from a barn with brute strength and a huge tractor.

Well received in Northern New England as a radio show 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 Philip and humble trying to get a 1926 Model T Ford out of a hen house where it has been stored for 20 or 30 years.

Music is by: Clark Terry, Al Cohn, Harry Allen, Oscar Peterson, Ted Weems, Sonny Stitt, Joe Venuti, Frank Sinatra, Rayford Stark and Denny Breau.

Tame fare, you say, for viewers expecting someone to be shot, arrested or blown up.

The show is tightly scripted. It starts out with a child fastening two shoes together with the statement: “These are the twines that tie men’s soles.” . It ends, as usual, with the Keystone Cops driving a car off the end of a dock.
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The humorous and/or informative commentary that humble delivers between the songs is approximated below:
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March 8, 2015 TV Rants
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1. This morning when I stepped out of the shower I happened to look up at the mirror on the wall. I saw a homely, stoopshouldered man. Do you know how good it feels to look in a mirror and realize that in 60 years you haven't changed a bit?
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2. One morning when I stepped out of the shower I happened to look up at the mirror on the wall. I saw a homely, stoopshouldered man. Do you know how good it feels to look in a mirror and realize that in 60 years you haven't changed a bit? I'm reminded that this is the kind of self-deprecating humor that Windham Hill's Will Ackerman didn't like when he came to see me do a show in Rockport. On the other hand, Larry Wilde introduced me at an international humor conference in Arizona. I had been asked to stand in for Dr. Lawrence Peter, who got sick and didn't show at the last minute. Larry Wilde has published 60 or so joke books. Larry Wilde told me that for the first five minutes on stage, you stand there and make fun of yourself. So go figure. If I had to make a decision on which method to use, I'd make fun of myself --- I'd have much more material.
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3. I didn’t start to learn French until I was around 65 years old and at present I can read French on perhaps a sixth grade level. In other words, I can read, with a startling amount of comprehension, Harlequin Romances and the French subtitles we get on three television channels. Of course I can’t understand spoken French --- unless it is on a tape or CD or, even easier, an American speaking French. Because no one can understand a French person speaking French. But --- I started to learn French after accidentally getting off a train in a small town in France, being trapped there overnight, and almost starving to death. Right then, when I came home, I started to learn French. Knowing what a cheerful, friendly person I am, it might surprise you to hear that I was studying French just to be spiteful. I was learning to speak French just to be nasty. I was resolved to learn some French just so --- the next time I was in France --- the French would have to listen to me talk French with a Maine accent.
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4. My friend Winky went to business college where he flunked accounting and bookkeeping. But somehow he got through school and showed up at his 15th reunion in his private jet. Of course, his old friends wanted to know how he made so much money, and he said, "I've got a little factory where I make can openers that only cost me a dollar to make, but I sell them for ten dollars. And you can't fail when you've got a business that brings you a steady nine percent profit.”
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5. My friend Winky has two sons. One became a doctor and one became a lawyer. You can believe that when Winky got hit by a car it just about tore the family apart. His doctor son wanted to cure him, but his son who's a lawyer wanted him to act crippled so he could sue for damages.
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6. . The last time my friend Winky went in for a physical the doctor asked him to hold his hands out in front of him. And Winky’s hands were shaking a leaf in a northeast gale. And the doctor said, "My word, Winky, how much do you drink?" And Winky said, "Not much. I spill most of it."
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7. One evening when Winky was reading the newspaper he said to his wife, "Here's a man up in Rangeley who was shot for a moose." And Winky's wife said, "Any man who can be mistaken for a moose is better off dead."
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8. Did you hear about the frugal equestrian who didn't change a bit in 60 years? I thought you’d get a horse laugh out of that one.
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9. Dear Humble, We used to listen to your radio broadcasts when visiting Boothbay Harbor for many years, and thoroughly enjoyed them! Is there any chance that you put them on a DVD? We would love to hear some of them again. No one does jazz the way the Humble Farmer does! Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Pat and Marv
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Your viewers and I thank you for considering The humble Farmer. Have fun.

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