@ Everybody: Please, boys and girls, we all know this is as bad as they ever got, but there is more to come, so let's agree no more photos of shit. Your point is taken. They may be scraping bottom, but we don't have to. No double entendre meant, but you'll notice I'm not erasing it.
@ Thump the Shoes: I've never heard this Beatles song, and I thought I'd heard them all. Is it post-breakup?
@ Thump and Percy Pomeroy: It's a shame that you guys couldn't see Derita on Steve Allen before they took it off youTube, he was really very good, fit them like a glove, and all three of them were fun and energetic and got big, sincere laughs. It was because they were performing good strong well-broken-in routines with good meaty parts for Derita, as opposed to the dreck written for the Besser shorts.
That's not Don Rickles.
That exact gold nugget joke had not been used before, to the best of my knowledge, but other gold nugget/gold coin/gold collar-button jokes were used in Cash and Carry, Cactus Makes Perfect, and, of course, Yes We Have No Bonanza. I'm sure you guys know this as well as me and all the other intelligent imbeciles on this site.
@ Desmond: I think you and I are agreeing from different angles about Derita vs. Besser. Yes, the Derita features were deliberately cuter and aimed more at the kids than ever before, but they succeeded brilliantly. The Bessers, if indeed they were aimed at kids ( and I'm not at all sure of that ), were still dismal failures which for the most part stunk out loud, and it's nice to find that now that we are watching them one more time ( hopefully just one more time ) as adults, we are almost all of us realizing that the person probably least at fault is Besser. Hate to see him be the scapegoat, he was a fine ( if bizarre ) comic with a good long career.
@ Metal: Oh yes you are too going to moderate Snow White. If the rest of us can hang on through the End Time Shemps and the Horsing Around Bessers, you can slog through Snow White. It's only one week. No one says you have to be sober.