Sunday, June 12, 2011

'Cranetalking' vs. 'Jaywalking'

At one time or another, most of us have seen (or at least heard of) Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" segments on The Tonight Show. These hurried and harried men and women, minding their own business and wanting nothing more than to reach their destination quickly and without incident, suddenly encounter the late-night talk show host on the street asking them a ridiculous question. Thrown off balance, they search their minds quickly for the proper answer, and the results are often hilarious.

Back in the '50s and '60s, Bob was doing the same sort of thing for his KNX radio show. This clip (recorded circa 1957) puts Bob on the streets of LA, bothering, er, asking innocent and unsuspecting passers-by what they think of the traffic problem in the city.

As the saying goes, ask a silly question, and..........

Bob Crane  "Cranetalking"
KNX 5th Anniversary Show
February 15, 1962