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Best of Bloopers by Kermit Schafer

Best of Bloopers

by Kermit Schafer

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This aging collection of descriptions of television and radio broadcast mistakes is fairly humorous, but would probably be more enjoyable as a video collection than a book. It didn't help that I was unfamiliar with most of the hosts, announcers and shows described, and that the vernacular has changed quite a bit since this was written. In fact, the subtitle, featuring the word "boners" to describe the gaffes is proof of that. One sentence sums up this offering; "I guess you had to be there." ( )
  EmScape | Sep 7, 2013 |
Cute, pretty dated at this point, but some fun classic TV blooper humor. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Oct 14, 2011 |
This hardcover book was published in 1973 and features a collection of bloopers from TV and radio. I was thrilled to discover two of these blooper books for 40-cents each at the Phoenix VNSA sale; I collect books on bloopers and own a battered paperback of Schafer's 1963 book, Super Bloopers. It turned out that part of that volume was included in the Best of Bloopers, but I won't complain. They are great to read over and over again. Some of them are raunchy and profane by modern standards, so I can only imagine the shock they caused in the 1950s-1970s.

Some examples:

The disc jockey of radio station KOLO, Reno, Nevada, announced the next number to be played on his program: "A Hard Man is Good to Find."

"We will return to the story of the Seven Dwarfs after a pause for a short message."

ANNOUNCER: "This portion of 'Rawhide' brought to you by Vaseline Petroleum Jelly!" ( )
  ladycato | Mar 10, 2011 |
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