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The Okeh Laughing Record, a novelty recording, was first released in 1923 and rose to #8 on the Billboard charts, becoming the highest ranking anonymous* recording ever. It's history and provenance is completely unknown**. It has since appeared as the soundtrack to cartoons, on Dr. Demento and on Jean Shepard's radio show. *At least one YouTube poster claims that one of the voices is German comedian Karl Valentin who, strangely enough, generally played the straight man in his routines.