"Now then, Pooh. Time for a little something!"
June 12, 2017 11:54 AM   Subscribe

From The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour in 1970: "Chapter 6: In Which Eeyore Has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents" from A.A. Milne's Winnie The Pooh. (work-safe, family-safe, spoken-word only).

Presumably approved by neither Disney nor the Milne estate, more's the shame. And quite a break from the anarchic and surreal underground radio show it was originally performed on. Firesign, Firesign Theatre, Firesign Theater previously.
posted by ardgedee (7 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
This was not what I expected. Includes one of my favorite useful exchanges:

>"I'm giving this to Eeyore," he explained, "as a present. What are you going to give?"
>"Couldn't I give it too?" said Piglet. "From both of us?"
>"No," said Pooh. "That would not be a good plan."
...
>"It's a nice pot," said Owl, looking at it all round. "Couldn't I give it too? From both of us?"
>"No," said Pooh. "That would not be a good plan. Now I'll just wash it first, and then you can write on it."
posted by PandaMomentum at 1:24 PM on June 12 [1 favorite]


I've always liked telling this story because I Totally Get Eeyore and also it ends surprisingly well for him, (spoiler) happy at the end.

"No, but I – I – oh, Eeyore, I burst the balloon!"
There was a very long silence.
"My balloon?" said Eeyore at last.
Piglet nodded.
"My birthday balloon?"

posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:59 PM on June 12 [3 favorites]


Did the Disney Corporation sue Firesign Theater over this?
posted by Bee'sWing at 2:12 PM on June 12


I often refer to mindless activities that I find hypnotic and totally satisfying as Eeyore's Balloons.
posted by Grangousier at 3:34 PM on June 12


all kids need pooh read to them.
posted by shockingbluamp at 7:00 PM on June 12 [2 favorites]


Hadn't heard that for years! Hmm, thinking about it now as an adult, curious what objects were chosen as gifts... Innocent story, or allusion to birthday sex?
posted by mantecol at 8:12 PM on June 12


Jesus Christ does everything have to be made filthy.
posted by winna at 4:59 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]


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