Sickness, Death & Shopping – Fun!

Sickness, Death & Shopping – Fun!

One online commentator writes…

Ms. Robertson, I really enjoy your work. You are the best comedian I have heard of. I love a person who can be funny while staying clean! You are truly an inspiration Ms. Robertson.

Editor writes…

Regular visitors and bloggers will know that every now and then we have a  “good clean fun” thread – a bit of a rest from the serious stuff, so, it’s that time again. If you can think of any similar videos or jokes, feel free to share them here.  Enjoy!

Comments (17)

  • Athanasius Reply

    these are my all-time favourite comedians – Laurel & Hardy – whose comedy is as innocent as a child and eternal. I love these guys.

    July 31, 2022 at 5:27 pm
  • Josephine Reply

    I found this – two great jokes, LOL!

    July 31, 2022 at 6:26 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    This is hilarious.

    July 31, 2022 at 7:31 pm
    • editor Reply


      It strikes me that there will be visitors/readers who don’t realise that the above IM Jolly “Last Call” clip is based on an actual programme called Late Call which used to be broadcast late at night on Scottish TV, where different ministers (and occasionally a Catholic priest) would speak for around 5 minutes – an edifying talk to end the day. I decided to check YouTube to see if I could find an old clip and amazingly found this one – where, believe it or not, the minister is called Rev John Jolly! Obviously, the inspiration for Ricki Fulton’s IM Jolly 😀 So, here’s the real thing!

      July 31, 2022 at 10:19 pm
      • Athanasius


        Many thanks for finding and posting that video – brought back old memories of when Scotland still had at least some semblance of Christianity at the media level.

        I wonder, though, how many “words” the old Rev. Jolly spoke in those 5 minutes. Motormouth came to mind!

        July 31, 2022 at 10:55 pm
      • editor


        I was amazed to find that video. I remember once my aunt, who had been out quite late and arrived home when my uncle was sitting watching TV, just as “Last Call” (the spoof) came on. As she was chatting, she turned in astonishment as she heard “the minister” (Ricki Fulton) say: “Well, how are you all. What kind of week have you had. I’ve had a Helluva week!” She looked at the screen and said “Is that Late Call? Surely not?!” Priceless. I wonder how many others got caught out!

        August 1, 2022 at 12:03 am
      • Athanasius


        I’ll bet many were caught out – it was a truly priceless piece of comedy. My favourite of course was the Rev. W. E. Free but I won’t post it here because it was slighly risque. That was the one were he called all TV viewers hell hounds and imps of satan, except the ones who had kept their eyes shut till he came on. Brilliant!

        August 1, 2022 at 12:31 am
  • Theresa Rose Reply

    A Clear Conscience from ‘Yes Prime Minister’ television programme. Can a politician have a clear conscience! A conundrum, if ever there was one.

    July 31, 2022 at 8:51 pm
    • editor Reply

      Theresa Rose


      A tip. To get those videos to open on the page, just right click and select “copy embed code” and then paste the code back here – when you “post comment” the video will open up. Usually 😀

      July 31, 2022 at 10:22 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    Figured I’d score some brownie points with Editor:

    July 31, 2022 at 8:59 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      Peter Falk is brilliant and am sure this was all Ad Libbed . Also what a great Tableful of Real Entertainers, not the garbage that goes for Entertainment today. Falk is or was such a great actor that Columbo is as popular even more so today than in the past.

      July 31, 2022 at 9:37 pm
      • editor


        Yes, that was quite a line-up at the table – even Ronald Reagan was there!

        July 31, 2022 at 10:41 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      You figured right! I do miss Columbo!

      July 31, 2022 at 10:40 pm
    • Athanasius Reply


      I’ve watched that one a few times, along with all the other roasts. My favourite was the Groucho Marx roast of Johnny Carson.

      August 1, 2022 at 12:34 am
      • RCAVictor


        Yep, a classic. Those Friar’s Club Roasts were the precursors of the Dean Martin Roasts. All those comedians really loved each other, as far as I could tell, even as they treated each other like dart boards and/or used each other for target practice.

        No such love these days – only Hollywood leftist narcissism.

        August 1, 2022 at 3:37 pm
  • editor Reply

    Can’t resist posting this one – the old ones ARE the best, as they say 😀

    August 1, 2022 at 12:41 am
  • editor Reply

    I think this thread is the best place to publish this, my very own “English/Irish/Scots” joke.

    As I explained on another thread, the print copy of the August newsletters were posted on Friday and on Saturday a woman booked from England, she even booked a twin room in the hotel as she is coming with a friend. Then I met someone on Sunday after Mass who booked and now, today, a reader in Ireland has booked, so that’s the story of (wait for this…) An Irish reader, an English reader, and a Scots reader… 😊

    Or, put another way… a booking a day keeps (the possibility of) a cancellation, at bay 😀

    Drum roll…

    August 1, 2022 at 10:19 pm

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