Am I supposed to be laughing or taking notes?
Comic Charles Fleischer, who played Carvelli on Welcome Back, Kotter
and voiced Roger Rabbit, gives a Ted talk
which degenerates into what appears to be a dissertation about the number 37 and its relationship to string theory, delivered in a rapidly shifting sequence of accents; watch the audience get more and more uncomfortable as they try to figure out whether they're watching a stand-up routine, a Kaufmannesque prank, or a guy going crazy right before their eyes. TED should have known what they were getting; Fleischer has been performing some form of this routine for decades
. (Warning: numbered suit.) Transcript of the routine. Fleischer's strange myspace page.
(Warning: strange music/talking on click which I can't figure out how to turn off.)
posted by escabeche
on Aug 12, 2010 -