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02/25/2021

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Gary  Lee  Moser

"Did you hear about the guy who was half-BLACK and half-JAPANESE?
He commemorated December 7th by attacking Pearl Bailey!"

For many people [ by today's standards ]...about as racist and misogynistic as it comes, right?

But this was one of the only two actual jokes that Billy Crystal
worked into his "The Mood Comic" conceptual bit that he recounts here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfwyVVfkWrA

I saw this, as a college junior, when it aired "live" on January 22 1976,
and thought to myself: What an imagination. WHAT BALLS!

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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