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RIP Slim Whitman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bob Cook, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    God just ordered his favorite yodeler on 8-track (and cassette).


    His ads were ubiquitous in the late 70s and early 80s. He sold more than Elvis and the Beatles!

  2. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Robin Williams: "Do you ever listen to that man sing and think "God God. That man's balls are in vice". RIP Slim.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    He was a punchline to many because of those commercials in the 70s and 80s, but he was actually very influential.


  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Somewhere, Bill Tush weeps.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Several generations know only that Indian Love Call killed a lot of Martians.

  6. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Excellent. Yeah, his spots (as Bob alluded) were all over WTCG back in the day.

    During the same time period, the intro ramp of one of Whitman's songs was the music bed for the WWOR-TV (might still have been WOR) top of the hour legal ID. If nothing else, the man's name reminds me of the original superstations.

  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Slim was a guest star on the first episode of "Tush" in 1980. It was a Christmas show, and though I can't find the sketch on YouTube, my recollection is that Slim played a mailman delivering a copy of his album that Bill had ordered ("I've waited six to eight weeks for delivery...").
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Outlasted another one![/zamfir]
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I always thought "Wim Slitman" would be an awesome porn name. RIP.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Incredible voice. RIP.
  11. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    God needed someone to make his dogs howl.
  12. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    I guess the mail train came by.

    RIP to the original Slim Shady.
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