In the midst of getting caught up in all of the crazy things we waste our time with these days (aka I was on my iPhone browsing through Twitter, Instagram and a dozen other apps) I came across a reminder of a simpler time; the 1990’s. Before high definition was the norm – as you can clearly see from the fuzzy screen capture above – and the only handheld screen you stared at for hours at a time was a Game Boy or terrible portable television.
Even though the options available to us back then were nowhere near as varied and plentiful as they are today, there sure were some classics on television. One of my favorites came roaring back into my memory last night after a mention from a fellow Los Angeles Clippers fan on Twitter who brought up the original famous “Bey” (step aside, Beyonce), Richard Bey.
I miss the days of coming home from school at noon, watching Montel & Richard Bey, taking a nap, then going to play basketball at the park.
— LAdesignGuy (@LAdesignGuy) November 22, 2013
The decade was a golden age for insane daytime television and Richard Bey was a pioneer in all sorts of zaniness and gags. His famous sound effects peppered each show and had the audiences in attendance and across the country laughing all the time. From You’re Busted! to Uh Duh, insane Tarzan and the voice of truth and so many more. While the comedy was more on the crude side, it also shows how times have changed, since some of his targets might have him searching for bail bonds if he made the same jokes today.
Hilarious segments included Mr. Punyverse (a bunch of
wimps skinny guys showing off their skeletal frames), Miss Big Butt, countless others and the infamous Wheel of Torture. I could go on and on about the show (trust me), but we’d all be better served if we just saw the master at work. Ladies and gents, Mr. Richard Bey.