Posted ByLL on January 18, 2003 at 18:18:10:
In Reply to: Re: Longest Sustained Laugh in Radio History? posted byGerry O. on January 17, 2003 at 19:29:27:
: : : Or is this story just one of those things that got better and better in the retelling?
: Yes, I have always thought that the 4/24/38 "Snow White" show had a longer and louder laugh than "Your Money Or Your Life" did. In fact, the "Money Or Your Life" line, while very funny, didn't really send the studio audience into WILD hysterics...at least not like "Snow White"'s raspberry sound effect did! (I LOVE hearing Don Wilson completely LOSE IT during that audience laugh...There's no mistaking Don's hearty laugh!).
The two "longest laugh" stories that are often told (besides "Your money or your life") are Jack's maintaining the Mary's "Oh shut up" line during Dorothy Kirsten's performance, and Frank Nelson's "Drear Pooson" line. These stories are pretty well-known, so I'm going to let someone else enjoy telling the details...