Milestones in Comedy

At first, nightclub audiences in 1963 were delighted by “Randolph and Mr. Flopsy,” the world’s first canine ventriloquist act. Their enthusiasm cooled, however, when they inevitably noticed Randolph’s jowls moving.

Via Eselsmann.



  1. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Dat lab

    Dose soulful eyes

    Dive into dose pools of love

    Watch out for the tongue

  2. I love that this beautiful baby had his formal portrait taken with his favorite toy! He looks so proud, too. My heart is one big squishy mess right now. 🙂

  3. Lab assistant

  4. He really needs to have his nose booped and his ears pet, doesn’t he? He’s a handsome boy!

  5. He does look Very Regal there.

  6. Such a serious ans handsome boy!

  7. Well, they are no Wayland and Madame, but I loff them anyway. 🙂

  8. Randolph was fine – I’m sure it was Mr. Flopsy who didn’t hold up his end of the act.

  9. Ouch! I think I need a CAT scan after that one!

  10. Alice Shortcake says:

    Yes, Mr Flopsy never got the knack of drinking a gottle o’ geer.

  11. WIN!!!

  12. Mary (the first) says:

    He does have a “Yes, I’m a big strong dog, but I have a sensitive side, so what?!” look about him, doesn’t he? Very handsome, indeed.

  13. It was all a media beat up. Don’t believe a word!

  14. Do ya think Mr Floppsy ever had eyes, or were the surgically removed by Randolph’s teefs? Perhaps they were licked off. Randolph looks like a licker to me.

  15. And Doc says I need a PET scan.

  16. They said licker’s quicker, altho candy is dandy.

  17. warrior rabbit says:

    I love how their paws are parallel and just barely touching. And how the toy is all, ‘Baroo?’

  18. Blue Footed Booby says:

    He has intelligent eyes. It’s not like the normal canine “photographer has a treat” look.

    He’s either the best dog ever or a giant butthead. Knowing labs, probably both.

  19. *giggle* (no pun enclosed)

  20. Licker? I hardly know ‘er!

  21. Exactly! Both my Labs fit that description.

  22. Do you think you can still baroo without eyes?