Show: The humble Farmer

Episode: humble 2016 0313

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Synopsis of The humble Farmer TV show for March 13, 2016

You might want to read this note from Irving Gilbert: “You are certifiably insane and I love you...
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Thank you for looking at a program called “The Real Husbands of Maine put a sign on the St. George grange hall. A Maine Reality Show.”

56 minutes. This show includes 5.55 minutes of guitar virtuoso Denny Breau.

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 you will see humble climbing like a monkey and risking his neck to replace the newly painted sign on the St. George Grange hall. Which, without a doubt, makes this a TV show that is only redeemed by the music in the background. In other words, unless you hope that humble will fall off the roof, it is a show you might want to listen to rather than watch.

Well received in Northern New England as a radio show for 37 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 putting the huge sign on the Grange hall. This is not a show to be watched but to be listened to. It is, and always has been, a radio show adapted for television.

Music is by: Clark Terry, Aaron Robinson, Scott Hamilton, Django Reinhart, Erroll Garner, Duke Ellington, Mark “Guitar” Miller and Denny Breau.

Tame fare, you say, for viewers expecting someone to be shot while stealing seaweed, arrested, attacked by cows, or sink while paddling inside a 1,000 pound pumpkin.

The show is tightly scripted. It starts out with humble engaging in several different projects around his farm. . The show ends, as usual, with the Keystone Cops driving a car off the end of a dock.
The humorous and/or informative commentary that humble delivers between the songs is approximated below.
Rants March 13, 2016
1. Do you laugh when you see trucks coming down the road with Oversize Load written on them? You know what I’m talking about. There’s something hanging out of both sides of the truck like a big piece of machinery or a half section of one of those manufactured houses. Here’s the way that works. You’re driving along. All of a sudden you see this huge truck coming toward you with something hanging off each side of it, and you say to yourself, “My word, what is this in the middle of the road?” And five or ten seconds after that you see a little car in front of it carrying a sign that says, “Oversized Load.”
2. Why did you go to college where you did? What was it that made you choose to go to Potsdam instead of Fredonia? Did I tell you about --- I think it was Paul who told me why he went to Stanford instead of Harvard? Harvard sent him pictures of ice on the bend in the Charles River. Stanford sent him a picture of girls in bikinis at Lake Lagunita. Paul said that it was an easy decision.
3. One day when we were talking with friends I chanced to mention that my wife does not get as tired as I do. My wife looked at me and said, “No one gets as tired as you do.”
4. I read somewhere that you always eat more when you have company. You might believe that and you might not believe that. And your opinion probably depends on where you were born and brought up. Anyone brought up on a farm on the coast of Maine is very likely to believe that you always eat more and you eat faster when you have company. That’s why a Maine farmer always keeps at least two pigs.
5. If you’ve watched my television program, you might notice that when I show a film of a dog, I have little letters on the screen beneath the dog. And the letters say, “Real dog. Not a paid actor.” What do you think of these letters on the screen that say, “Real person. Not a paid actor.” Don’t you think it is very important for my audience to know that doggie is chasing the stick of his own free will and has not been trained and remunerated to do so.
6. When you wake up in the morning and the sun is shining and the birds are singing, what one thing --- more than anything --- makes you glad to be alive? A cup of coffee so you can get through the day?
7. At my age, multi tasking is necessary because I have so much to do. For me multi tasking is taking a nap while I have an ice pack on my knee. I didn’t realize that I was really getting along until I went to the doctor and was given a form to fill out in the waiting room. On the bottom of the form it said, “Cause of death.”
8. If you used to teach school, you know that not everything about being a school teacher is something you like to think about. If you’ve ever taught school, you know that it has its bad moments. Let me give you an example, and then you tell me if anything like this has ever happened to you. You are pushing a shopping cart through your favorite grocery store when a hunch backed old woman comes teetering and tottering up to you and says, “Hello Mr. Skoglund. I’d like you to meet my youngest granddaughter Alice. Alice is doing post-doc in linguistics at MIT. You know, I’ve told her many, many times how much I enjoyed having you as my third grade teacher.”
9. Do you notice things that some people might not see or be aware of? Have you ever been in a place where they had postcards from all over the world pasted up on the wall? It might have been in your favorite restaurant or in your doctor’s office. Take a good look at those postcards the next time you are there and you will see cards from Warsaw, London, The Virgin Islands, Peru, Singapore, Rome, Smogen, Vigiland and Key West. I would like you to notice that nobody but nobody has ever sent a postcard boasting that they just spent a weekend camping in Machias.
These TV shows are now being posted on YouTube under Robert Karl Skoglund.

The radio version of this show now covers metropolitan New York City on WFDU.

Your viewers and I thank you for considering The humble Farmer. Have fun.

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