“It Pays To Be Ignorant” Professor Irwin Corey, Jayne Mansfield, Frank Fontaine
Amazing how this concept was the forerunner to SCTV’s “Halfwits,” which could be argued was the inspiration to SNL’s “Celebrity Jeopardy, ” etc etc
Thanks for posting!!
Gleason is Genius! Mansfield is Gorgeous! And Irwin is Insane! I LOVE IT! Thanks for posting!
Lemme know how that work’s out…
Corey was Enrico Banducci’s favorite comedian. He’s still kicking (Corey, not Banducci).
@russocomedy Thanks a lot for sharing that!
I remember watching this show every Saturday. The sketches were priceless. Jackie was a comedic Genius.
A friend of my father’s knew Jane and Mickey well. He was devastated at the news of her death. He, too, said that she was a bright and kind-hearted individual. God bless and rest her soul.
Thanks so much for your reminiscence. Jayne was a true American original. Her daughter, Mariska, is such a gift to us, too.
I’d guess its 1964 or near that time.
I toured with Jane for the troops in Asia and Vietnam. Hard working, intelligent, a gentle person who anguished over the great distance that separated her from her loved ones back home. During one of her last press conferences which I attended with her two weeks before her death, asked by one cynical reporter: what she wanted in life? ” To know God,” She said. I’ll not state the reporter’s rude retort, but she knew the truth better than any there the time capsule of her life was completed.
I’ll take Mansfield over Monroe any day.
What year was this?
That’s Jayne Mansfield, who often portrayed blonde bombshells in films & tv. Jayne appeared as a Playboy Playmate of the month in the 1950′s before her acting career. She was far from being “dumb”, with an IQ above 160. She also spoke several languages and was a classically trained musician (violin & piano). Jayne died in a car accident at the age of 34.
Who is the Babe?
Priceless, I’m still laughing.
He is a genius.
The delivery man was Sidney Fields, who you might remember from the Abbott and Costello show.
Prof. Corey is my role model!
I enjoyed listening to the original “It Pays To Be Ignorant” on radio during WWII, with a prize of $25 for a correct answer to questions like “Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?”