Post by Peter T. Daniels Post by RH Draney
Okay, here's Jerry Van Dyke, on Liza Minnelli's variety show, using
actual audio from the Lone Ranger's origin story on radio as the basis
for a comedy routine...pay special attention starting about 6:09 as
Tonto reveals the fate of the other rangers and what that means for John
Ah, those were the days! When a routine could go for 7 1/2 minutes
without interruption (and in a single take), and it shows why Dick
Van Dyke said that Jerry was the _funny_ one in the family. How many hundreds of times must he have done it for audiences to hone it so
I've been watching *The Dick Van Dyke Show* on Decades recently, and
it's remarkable how much like him he sounds (even as early as *My Mother
the Car*, he didn't really). Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be
a date on the clip -- Liza looks impossibly young (and slender).
Neither Wikip https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liza_Minnelli#Television
nor a TV Guide page on her or *The Complete Guide to Prime-Time ...*
knows of a Liza Minnelli Show (it would have been a summer replacement?).
It may have been an episode of *The Judy Garland Show* (1963-64), on
which he was a regular
so Liza would have been 17 or 18.