Monday, November 19, 2018

Quintessential Radio : Dr. Love

Dick Clark American Bandstand 1961.JPG
Dick Clark, a legend in radio and TV
Radio Host:  Okay, you’re on live.  Let's speak to ...I don't know who he is, but here he is...Mr. Memphis.  Take it away, Dr. Love.

Mr. Memphis: Okay…I wrote this girl a letter…I gave it to the postman and he put it in his sack…

Dr. Love:  So he put the letter in his sack, and…?

Mr Memphis:  (sobs) Bright and early next morning, he brought the letter back…

Dr. Love:  So, the letter was returned?

Mr. Memphis:  …she wrote upon it:  Return to sender, address unknown…(quiet sniffling)

Dr. Love:  You had a quarrel?  A lover’s spat?

Mr. Memphis:  I wrote “I’m sorry!” But my letter keeps coming back…(indistinct nose blowing).

Dr. Love:  So, the letter was returned....What did you do next?

Mr. Memphis:  So then I dropped it in the mailbox, sent it special D (delivery)…

Dr. Love:  And the next morning…?

Mr. MemphisIt came right back to me…RETURN TO SENDER…

Dr. Love:  Same thing?  Address unknown?

Mr. Memphis  ...and, ‘No such person…No such zone’! (soft crying)

Dr. Love:  What the heck?  What’ll you do next?

Mr. Memphis This time, I’m gonna take it myself! (determined voice)

Dr. Love:  And put it right in her hand?  Isn’t that stalking?  I mean, really?

Mr. Memphis:  …if it comes back the very next day, then I’ll understand the writing on it…

Dr. Love:  I think that's best.  Take a hint.  Move on, buddy.  Move on...Next Caller, line 2...something about "Your Cheatin' Heart" you're saying?...






This is a re-post from 2013. You can't go wrong with Elvis Presley.

27 comments:

  1. Some people sure can't take a hint

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    1. It's their pride. I mean, who wouldn't accept a letter from Elvis.

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  2. Not sure how I feel about this. I guess I just don't get it. Never was an Elvis fan, maybe that's why......

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    1. Growing up, Mom, sister Mary and I listened to the radio while we worked in the kitchen this was part of the inspiration.

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  3. Heeheehee! He was determined to give it every possible try before giving up. That was acceptable then, especially as he was trying to apologize.

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  4. I was in elem. school when this song was released. I really didn't know what he meant. Then.

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  5. I remember that song well, and every time I hear it I say in my head, give up man, she doesn't want you, take the hint.

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  6. Yes, I remember it well. I was an Elvis fan.

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    1. Strange to finally hear more and understand what was being said. I was in 3rd gr. when girls were excited about going to his movies. They wore the poodle skirts and b/w shoes.

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  7. I remember the song but some how never got the meaning till I read it here. Those days if it had a good beat you could dance too, that was all that was needed.

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  8. My mom and grandma loved Elvis so I recognized this right away.

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  9. My mom loved Elvis. He did have a few songs I liked.

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    1. He sure was. Elvis held his own.

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    2. I have a fifth grade student who loves Elvis. I asked how he came to it. Are his parents fans? Nope, just him. He likes John Wayne, too. Old soul.

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  11. These are fun. Not for the protagonist, however...

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