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Nicknamed callers

Doug Hill
 

Larry gave nicknames to some of his regular callers.  As I recall, "the Chair" always had something clever to say.  "The Numbers Guy" was the numerologist who called in regularly.  I seem to recall Larry addressing him by his real name once.  Do I remember correctly?

As I've mentioned, I've contributed to the Larry King Show page.  (Of course, anyone can & is welcome to contribute there.)  The wikipedia page also lists 3 nicknamed callers but offers no sources.  (I think they were added before I worked on the page.)  They are "The Todd Cruz Caller", "The Water Is Warm Caller", and "Mr. Radio".  Were these actual regular callers to the show? 

Thanks, 
--Doug 


On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 7:21 PM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

Paul, you can find the Baby Tender story along with several others on this page from the Internet Archive.

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Re: Larry's "Baby tender story

David Goldfield
 

Paul, you can find the Baby Tender story along with several others on this page from the Internet Archive.

 

 

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From: LarryKing-Fans@groups.io <LarryKing-Fans@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Parravano
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:31 PM
To: LarryKing-Fans@groups.io
Subject: [LarryKing-Fans] Larry's "Baby tender story

 

Hello list members,

 

Does anyone have a recording of Larry’s often repeated story about a first time sales call for a new product called “The Baby Tender”? It is a hilarious retelling of a sales call where Larry and a friend try to convince new parents to buy this play pen type device. The story ends with the baby being launched in to the air and the demonstration goes terribly wrong.

 

Thanks for any information on this request.

 

Paul

 

 

 


Larry's "Baby tender story

Paul Parravano
 

Hello list members,

Does anyone have a recording of Larry’s often repeated story about a first time sales call for a new product called “The Baby Tender”? It is a hilarious retelling of a sales call where Larry and a friend try to convince new parents to buy this play pen type device. The story ends with the baby being launched in to the air and the demonstration goes terribly wrong.

Thanks for any information on this request.

Paul


Re: Voice of Gork?

Walden Hughes
 

Hi Everybody,

 

Does any one have the cassette listings  that a company offer of the Larry King radio shows back in the 1980s?  I am looking for such a list.  Thank you so much,

 

Walden

 

 

 

From: LarryKing-Fans@groups.io [mailto:LarryKing-Fans@groups.io] On Behalf Of Doug Hill
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:41 PM
To: LarryKing-Fans@groups.io
Subject: [LarryKing-Fans] Voice of Gork?

 

Thanks David.  I had forgotten about the baby tender story, and I don't think I'd heard his story about falling asleep on the air.  

 

I've worked on the "Larry King Show" page at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_King_Show and would like to list the voice of Gork.  How do you know that it was Herb Cohen?  BTW, that makes a lot more sense than the answer at the one Gork recording I can find online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lycL5_3oULg . (I think that its poster must have confused Gork with Mork--but still managed to post a treasure.)

 

On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 9:53 PM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

Yes! This page has five or six of these classic stories! If you haven’t heard them you’ll love them. If you’ve heard them from his original show on Mutual you’ll love the memories! I haven’t heard the Baby Tender story since the 1980s but I plan to listen to that one next.

https://archive.org/details/Larry_King_Stories

 ... 

Best,
--Doug

Douglas E. Hill, Ph.D.
http://kuci.org/~doug/


Re: Voice of Gork?

David Goldfield
 

Doug,

I’m so thrilled that you reached out. A public source for you for verifying that Herb Cohen was the voice of Gork is from Larry King’s first autobiography, “Larry King” published in 1982, which is very hard to find now. However, you can probably find it from sources which sell used books. I just bought a copy from Thriftbooks. In this book Larry discusses the character and verifies its source.

I have added a comment to Philavideo’s page with the information. I can assure you that the character is most definitely not Williams and I also jokingly wondered if the person who posted the video mistook Gork for Mork when I found what may have been this same video with that mistake.

 

Btw, many thanks for correcting my memory in that Fringas was said to be 31 days ahead of Earth but I incorrectly remembered it as 30 days. I will correct my blog post.

 

 

David Goldfield,

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From: LarryKing-Fans@groups.io <LarryKing-Fans@groups.io> On Behalf Of Doug Hill
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:41 PM
To: LarryKing-Fans@groups.io
Subject: [LarryKing-Fans] Voice of Gork?

 

Thanks David.  I had forgotten about the baby tender story, and I don't think I'd heard his story about falling asleep on the air.  

 

I've worked on the "Larry King Show" page at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_King_Show and would like to list the voice of Gork.  How do you know that it was Herb Cohen?  BTW, that makes a lot more sense than the answer at the one Gork recording I can find online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lycL5_3oULg . (I think that its poster must have confused Gork with Mork--but still managed to post a treasure.)

 

On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 9:53 PM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

Yes! This page has five or six of these classic stories! If you haven’t heard them you’ll love them. If you’ve heard them from his original show on Mutual you’ll love the memories! I haven’t heard the Baby Tender story since the 1980s but I plan to listen to that one next.

https://archive.org/details/Larry_King_Stories

 ... 

Best,
--Doug

Douglas E. Hill, Ph.D.
http://kuci.org/~doug/


Voice of Gork?

Doug Hill
 

Thanks David.  I had forgotten about the baby tender story, and I don't think I'd heard his story about falling asleep on the air.  

I've worked on the "Larry King Show" page at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_King_Show and would like to list the voice of Gork.  How do you know that it was Herb Cohen?  BTW, that makes a lot more sense than the answer at the one Gork recording I can find online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lycL5_3oULg . (I think that its poster must have confused Gork with Mork--but still managed to post a treasure.)

On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 9:53 PM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

Yes! This page has five or six of these classic stories! If you haven’t heard them you’ll love them. If you’ve heard them from his original show on Mutual you’ll love the memories! I haven’t heard the Baby Tender story since the 1980s but I plan to listen to that one next.

https://archive.org/details/Larry_King_Stories

 ... 

Best,
--Doug

Douglas E. Hill, Ph.D.
http://kuci.org/~doug/


Re: Original Recording of The Famous Carvel Ice Cream Story

David Goldfield
 

Yes! This page has five or six of these classic stories! If you haven’t heard them you’ll love them. If you’ve heard them from his original show on Mutual you’ll love the memories! I haven’t heard the Baby Tender story since the 1980s but I plan to listen to that one next.

https://archive.org/details/Larry_King_Stories

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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From: LarryKing-Fans@groups.io <LarryKing-Fans@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:50 AM
To: larryking-fans@groups.io
Subject: [LarryKing-Fans] Original Recording of The Famous Carvel Ice Cream Story

 

The Internet Archive has a very good quality recording of this very funny story told on the Larry King radio show. This story was recorded and Larry would periodically play the recording on his show. I remember it quite well and I used to have a copy that I recorded as a teenager. I no longer have that copy but the quality of this recording is actually better than the one that I had. I’ll warn you that the Internet Archive is a very tricky site to use with screen readers but it’s well worth it. I suspect there are other gems here which I’ll be looking for.

https://archive.org/details/Larry_King_Stories/Larry+King+Stories+-+3+Scoops.mp3

 

 

 

David Goldfield,

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Original Recording of The Famous Carvel Ice Cream Story

David Goldfield
 

The Internet Archive has a very good quality recording of this very funny story told on the Larry King radio show. This story was recorded and Larry would periodically play the recording on his show. I remember it quite well and I used to have a copy that I recorded as a teenager. I no longer have that copy but the quality of this recording is actually better than the one that I had. I’ll warn you that the Internet Archive is a very tricky site to use with screen readers but it’s well worth it. I suspect there are other gems here which I’ll be looking for.

https://archive.org/details/Larry_King_Stories/Larry+King+Stories+-+3+Scoops.mp3

 

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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www.DavidGoldfield.org

 

 

 

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