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Tales of Young Robert Thanksgiving Radio Promo (11​-​24​-​88)

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Tales of Young Robert used to record radio promos for the great CSUF college radio station KFSR 90.7 FM, and we had great fun making them. This Thanksgiving promo was unusually elaborate, with a detailed script and sound effects, all recorded on a 4-track cassette recorder.


NARRATOR 1 (Mark): Good evening. We take you now to Plymouth Rock, USA. The year: 1988. The pilgrims: The Tales of Young Robert.
(ocean sounds)
NATE: I dunno, I'm getting' a little seasick …
DARREN: Oho, land ho!
JOHN: Look out!
(sound of screeching tires and crash)
MARK: I think we've hit on something!
JOHN: Where are we?!
STAN: I don't know, where are we?
NATE: And what year is it?
NARRATOR 2 (Darren): Didn't you hear the intro? The year's 1988!
NARRATOR 1 (Mark): You're Tales of Young Robert, and you're at Plymouth Rock.
JOHN: Who's the president now?
NARRATOR 3 (Stan): It's, why it's George Bush, of course!
ALL: Bush?!?
NATE: You guys still haven't got the picture, eh?
DARREN: Wise up! We just left one King George.
NARRATOR 1 (Mark): Or was it .. the Boy George?
WHOLE BAND: I dunno, man .. We ain't stayin' here .. We're outta here .. See ya!
DARREN: But where to now, guys?
WHOLE BAND: Back to The Wild Blue!!!
JOHN: We wrote thirty tunes on the way over here!
WHOLE BAND: Yeah! Let's play!!!
NARRATOR 1 (Mark): Thanksgiving, with Tales of Young Robert, November 24th 1988, at The Wild Blue.
DARREN: Eat your turkey,
MARK: They'll provide the trimmings,
JOHN: And if you're not careful,
STAN: You may leave grinning!
NATE: I'll give thanks to that!
WHOLE BAND: Thank you, thank you, thank you, Fresno ...



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