Allen Blooper Laughing Steve
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Posted by admin on April 5, 2011 6:07 am
Classic clip of Steve Allen cracking up at himself during a sportscaster sketch on live TV.
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Whenever Steve Allen did this sketch, he always called himself “Bill” Allen – I think both in imitation of many of the sportscasters of the time (like Bill Stern) who had that first name, and maybe in honor of his father, who was also named Bill.
This clip and the Timex gaffe with the outboard motor are a couple of the funniest moments ever in live television. Personally, I remember as a high school kid in the mid to late 60′s hurrying home from school so I wouoldn’t miss a minute of Steve’s afternoon talk show from LA. He reprised many of the characters from the original Tonight show a la Louis Nye, Tom Poston, Bill Dana and Pat Harrington, Jr. Steve also renewed his “Man In The Street” bits out on the Streets of LA. Pure genious!
“The 1958 ouch baseball season . . . ” gets me every time!
What was he laughing at?
Steve played trumpet, too. He wrote a song called “Impossible”. He played it on a 45 rpm record, gave out a guffaw, started playing again, a longer guffaw…you know the rest…the record was released with mostly Steve laughing and trying to get back to playing “Impossible:”…a must for fans of Steve’s laugh!!!
I am in tears! This made my morning!
Hilarious, he had a great laugh!
A real treasure this one………..I remember seeing it the first time it aired!
He’s laughing at his hair.
What I loved the most, was when Steve would crack up and never seem to stop.
He was one of the bests!
Thank you so much kgammill. I have’nt seen this side-splitting moment in something like twenty years.
This is the BEST!!!! What a total crack-up!
I have not seen this in years, and I am going to watch it whenever I am having a bad day.
Thanks SO MUCH for posting this wonderful classic!
@jacicch I don’t think this was from the Tonight Show. He had a syndicated show many years afterwards. This guy was a gift from God.
IMHO, the funniest guy I ever saw. He never failed to get me laughing too..LOL
One of the funniest clips ever. I never get tired of seeing it.
Steve Allen was a comic genius and to see him lose it this bad is indelibly etched in my mind.
I saw this live too. He was laughing at his own image in the monitor. I loved it when he broke up.
@redkos Absolutely! I have’nt seen this clip in at least 15 years. I can’t blame him. If roles were reversed, I’d lose it myself.
Reminds me of my dope smokin’ pals.
I remember seeing this live. I didn’t know at the time, of course, why he was laughing so much, but I think for the rest of the night, I was crying laughing myself. God, how I miss Steve Allen. Funny, intelligent, master ad-libber, social conscience, the whole 18 yards.
@dagwood39 – As soon as he saw himself in the monitor, his hair was cracking him up so bad he could barely continue.
I never got what was so funny?
this is SUCH good stuff! What a bummer when Jack Paar took over, although we was cool in his own way, but GAWD, Allen was SO fun ny.
Allen once said the greasy kid stuff used on his hair made it “look dumb”, which made him start laughing.
@hollyyt53 What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.
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