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Conjugal Visits and Tow Truck Complaints
February 15, 2003 6:45 PM   Subscribe

With the weighty world events, many of us are in dire need of a little levity. A double dose of comedienne Wanda Sykes and her prank calls might just do the trick...here are two audio clips -- Conjugal Visits and Tow Yard Complaint -- both are quite amusing, but not certainly NSFW. More info on Wanda. courtesy of Davezilla.
posted by madamjujujive (16 comments total)

 
She's about the funniest woman alive! Grazi for that!
posted by LouReedsSon at 6:59 PM on February 15, 2003


Prank calls always make me cringe. I don't know the reason, to be honest, and most folks seem to love them so. I guess it's my hatred for the telephone in general as a means of communication (not luddite).

That said, I will listen to these later, 'cause the madam is right : we need some levity to go with the gravity these days.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:16 PM on February 15, 2003


Ow. My face hurts, I'm crying, and I have a stomach cramp.

I wanna hear it again.
posted by hama7 at 7:20 PM on February 15, 2003


Wanda Sykes is flat-out hilarious. She contstantly steals the spotlight on "The Chris Rock Show." I tried to find a transcript or sound clip of her brilliant bit on the 2000 Election, but no luck. Here's a brief sample from memory:

Chris: Our correspondant Wanda Sykes is covering the election results live from Florida. Wanda, how are you doing?

Wanda: Chris, I am PISSED OFF! I been here THREE FUCKIN' WEEKS and ain't nobody picked a winner yet!

posted by Dirjy at 7:45 PM on February 15, 2003


Holy smokes, that was amazing, thanks madamjujujive
posted by saladin at 8:04 PM on February 15, 2003


Does your husband suffer from chapped dick?
Another favorite. (Transcript only, unfortunately. I have an mp3 if someone can tell me where to put it. So to speak.)
posted by Wet Spot at 8:04 PM on February 15, 2003


Stavros-
This sorta stuff always gets to me too. I think it's because I feel embarrassed for the other person. This causes a lot of problems when I watch comedy movies as well, because many use this trick. Do you think that's what's bothering you?
posted by stoneegg21 at 9:26 PM on February 15, 2003


I think the recipients of these calls enjoyed them from the sound of it. I don't care for pranks that seem to just piss off people.
posted by 2sheets at 9:48 PM on February 15, 2003


I adore Wanda Sykes! One of her funniest bits is when she tells about performing at a feminist convention with Gloria Steinem in the front row. She said she ad-libbed a line about how she couldn't stay long, she had to get back home and cook her husband dinner.

Apparently no one laughed. Too funny. Thanks for the yucks madam!!
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:01 PM on February 15, 2003


God, my face hurts, that was hilarious. The second one wasn't as great as the first because the guy sounded genuinely upset at the beginning, and I hate those awkward conversations between employees and customers. But both call-ees were having a great time at the end, which can't be said for other (mean-spirited) prank calls.
posted by lychee at 10:12 PM on February 15, 2003


Stavros & stoneegg21, I pretty much share your sentiments about prank calls - I generally find them cruel and mean-spirited. I always empathize with the call-ee since I can be pretty gullible (although I prefer to think of it as trusting). The calls that morning-drive radio shockjocks make are particularly odious to me - they seem designed to humiliate.

But as 2sheets and lychee pointed out, these *victims* sounded like they really enjoyed being victims once Wanda got rolling - nothing malicious about these calls, just hilarious absurdities.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:17 AM on February 16, 2003


Absolutely hilarious, thanks madamjujujive :-)
posted by Tarrama at 5:53 AM on February 16, 2003


Funny stuff. The first time I heard Sykes was when I bought one of her tapes at combination gas station / Taco Bell / Subway (I think that's the right mix) in Lagrange Texas, on my way to Houston from Austin.

I think that's the only audio tape I have ever purchased in a gas station. I tmade me laugh the rest of the way home.
posted by syzygy at 9:38 AM on February 16, 2003


I'll have to look for a tape, syzygy. I've never seen her doing stand-up, but apparently she had a televised special in January, at least according to the Comedy Central link I posted. There are a few interviews with excerpts from her act there.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:56 AM on February 16, 2003


I was just checking out that Davezilla, madamjujujive. I see yet another mention of My Creepy Valentine. My God, that's the most meme-a-licious thing I've seen come from anyone here for months. I've been getting it from friends who have never heard of MetaFilter or Davezilla but found out about it via e-mail. That is so cool. Iconomy rules.

You and she have done the heavy lifting, as in spirits, here of late--I think Matt should make you two the official substitute guest hosts and philosopher queens here.
posted by y2karl at 11:36 AM on February 16, 2003


At least hama7 and I can cry together.

That was too good.
posted by crasspastor at 1:17 PM on February 16, 2003


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