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By Tim Hollis

There was once a time whilst rural comedians drew so much in their humor from stories of farmers' daughters, hogs, hens, and hill nation excessive jinks. Lum and Abner and mom and dad Kettle would possibly not have toured fortunately lower than the "Redneck" marquee, yet they have been its precursors.

In Ain't Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy within the 20th Century, writer Tim Hollis strains the evolution of this vintage American kind of humor within the mass media, starting with the golden age of radio, while such comedians as Bob Burns, Judy Canova, and Lum and Abner stored listeners guffawing. The ebook then strikes into the films of the Nineteen Thirties, Nineteen Forties, and Nineteen Fifties, while the verified radio stars loved moment careers at the silver display and have been joined through live-action renditions of the sketch characters Li'l Abner and Snuffy Smith, in addition to the much-loved mum and dad Kettle sequence of flicks. Hollis explores such rural sitcoms as The genuine McCoys within the overdue Nineteen Fifties and from the Nineteen Sixties, The Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Hee Haw, etc. alongside the best way, readers are taken on aspect journeys into the realm of lively cartoons and tv advertisements that succeeded via a relatively rural experience of enjoyable.

While rural comedy fell out of fashion and networks sacked indicates within the early Nineteen Seventies, the emergence of such hits as The Dukes of Hazzard introduced the style whooping again to the mainstream. Hollis concludes with a quick examine the present kingdom of rural humor, which manifests itself in a extra suburban, redneck model of standup comedy.

Tim Hollis is the writer of diverse books, together with Hi There, girls and boys! America's neighborhood kid's television Programs and (with Greg Ehrbar) Mouse Tracks: the tale of Walt Disney Records.

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