Containing Multitudes Since 2004
The last episode of "The Monkees" TV show: "The Frodis Caper", where Rip played the evil Glick - sublime lunacy.
A favorite - pure silliness.
This is what happens when you send someone to the Senate (Rip Taylor had been a page in the US Senate).
Isn't Rip Taylor fabulous? I've always loved him.
Same here. Something about Rip Taylor has always set him apart from other comics in my book, and I think it's this: He's got an act that should not work. I mean prop gags are rarely, if ever, funny (no matter who does them), and every joke he does, as a joke, is either obvious or old or wretched . . . or all three at once. Yet he injects this blisteringly insane comic energy into every second of performance. He's a little like Gilbert Gottfried in this respect. He just barrels ahead and somehow carries you along despite every theoretical defect. It's almost as if he wills us to laugh; and, at least in my case, he's never failed to succeed. Guy's brilliant, y'ask me.
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