Dr. Demento

Every Sunday night before I went to sleep I would tune my radio to the Dr. Demento Show. For those of you who do not know Dr. Demento, he had a two hour radio show that featured… well… basically wacky songs. That was my first exposure to musical artists such Wierd Al Yankovic and Spike Jones.

I use to record his shows onto 8 track tapes. I wish I still had those.

I think my all time favorite was Mr. Wizard who was doing the science experiment with Timmy. Let’s see if we can come up with a top 10.

  1. Mr. Wizard and Timmy
  2. Dungeons and Dragons – Dead Alewives
  3. They are coming to take me away
  4. Shaving Cream
  5. Existential Blues
  6. Space Invaders
  7. Fish Heads
  8. Pencil Neck Geek
  9. Monty Python’s Spam
  10. Yoda by Wierd Al

There were a lot of them but these stick out for me. How about you? What would be your top 10?

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