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Old 09-08-2008, 12:14 AM
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Peter Brough and Archie Andrews made history as the only ventriloquist and dummy to make their names on radio, which made it hard to see Brough's lips move. Their big hit radio show was "Educating Archie".

The boozy Lord Charles [wore a monocle, I believe] was the dummy of Ray Allen.

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Hi Simon,

You're right on both counts. Personally, I always loathed ventriloquists, lifelike dolls and clowns....I'm going to have nightmares tonight, I know I am!!

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Old 09-08-2008, 12:20 AM
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Hi Simon

When I was very young I watched an Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV show about a young lady who falls in love with a handsome stage ventriloquist who has an extremely ugly dummy. At the end she is invited backstage and reaches out to touch the ventriloquist and his head falls off.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:21 AM
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Hi Graham,

Just as a closing note, I would love to see a ventriloquist on the psychiatrist's couch explaining the transference of their alter-ego to an inanimate object.

As you so rightly say—scary!

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Old 09-08-2008, 12:32 AM
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I would love to see a ventriloquist on the psychiatrist's couch explaining the transference of their alter-ego to an inanimate object.
It must be a defence mechanism of some sort, Simon; or perhaps, in the case of a ventriloquist's dummy, a wooden-fence mechanism
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:39 AM
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Hi Stephen,

I don't remember this particular Hitchcock, but I can tell you that most ventriloquist's dummies heads did fall off if you didn't handle them properly. They were nothing more than a painted smile on a stick. The silk-lined cases various ventriloquists had built for their dummies were nothing short of coffins. The dummies were "laid to rest" with comforting words in between performances. I kid you not. I still cannot watch a good "vent" act without thinking about voodoo dolls and bringing people back from the dead. Inexplicable, I know, but there you are.

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Old 09-08-2008, 12:41 AM
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Hi Sam,

I knew I could rely on you to pop up with a really crap joke.

Thanks for not letting me down.

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Peter Brough and Archie Andrews made history as the only ventriloquist and dummy to make their names on radio...
Hello Simon,

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Simon. How could you forget them? W. C. Fields certainly didn't.

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Graham, I agree "Dead of Night" was superb. But there were five stories involved (or six if you count the framing story with Mervyn Johns) : the "room for one more inside" story ; the children's party ; the haunted mirror ; the two golfers ; and of course the devil doll.
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Does anyone know, where to buy mr. Carpenter's Halloween masks?!

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(PS. Yes, Claire, this is probably the Finnish Gothic Humour!)
Get a Captain James T Kirk mask, paint it white and cut out the eyes!

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I saw a programme with Derren Brown "explaining" how people make Ouija Boards work but they still give me the creeps
That was the show that got me hooked on Derren, its called Seance.
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