How many of you were fans of Firesign Theatre? When I was a teenager in the 1970s, my older brother and I would laugh uproariously at the absurdity of their records: “Waiting for the Electrician, or Someone Like Him,” (1968) “How Can You Be Two Places at Once When You’re Not Anywhere at All?” (1969) “Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers,” (1970) and “I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus” (1971).
The name Firesign Theatre came from Mr. Bergman’s fascination with astrology and that the four members were all born in “fire signs.” The name was also a play on the NBC television show from the 1950s, “Fireside Theatre.”
The story notes that fans would quote lines from the comedy albums word-for-word by heart. I’m in that category. Anyone recognize these lines?
“You can sit here in the waiting room or you can wait here in the sitting room.”
“Cyrano, what has happened to your nose?”
And let’s not forget Rocky Roccoco listing off the names Melanie Haber, Audrey Fraber, Susan Underhill, and Betty Jo Bialowski! (Everyone knew her as Nancy.)
What were your favorite lines from Firesign Theatre?