Friday Videos like Baseball and Shakespeare

Karen McCullough sent in a video link that so amused me, I watched it twice, sent it to Hubby, and am debating about unleashing it on the entire 12 member manager roster of my rotisserie baseball league (yes, confirmed, I am a dork). Nothing is better than mixing Canadians, baseball, and Shakespeare.

“‘Tis a tale told by an umpire, fill of sound and fury, signifying one-nothing.”


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  1. 1
    Nathalie says:

    TV or no TV, that is not the question!!!


    Man, I needed that. :)

  2. 2

    Perfect summer fun!  Thanks for sharing.

  3. 3
    Gennita Low says:

    That was just excellent!  I’m going to share it with my biz partner who has to read Shakespeare in class.  He moans about missing baseball all the time.

  4. 4
    Suze says:

    Ah, Wayne & Shuster! Sunday night TV through the 70’s. So campy. And so much fun!


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    Tinkerbon says:

    CLAS-SIK Canadian comedy, thank you very much!

    I grew up on (Johnny) Wayne & (Frank) Schuster, and their very literate and ahead-of-it’s-time brand of comedy. Sadly they have both now gone on to that great Yuk-Yuk Club in the sky. I used to pray that my family wouldn’t go to church on Sunday evenings, just so I could watch Disney and W&S!!

  6. 6
    Sandra D says:

    Oh man, where was that when I was in high school and we had to go to Stratford every spring. I was too young to appreciate Shakespeare then but THIS I would have enjoyed lol.

    spaminator: indeed14, no I think I was indeed16 the first time I went.

  7. 7
    Robyn says:

    Fabulous. I wish they were still around.

  8. 8
    miaserene says:

    I was in this in high school. Well, a very low-budget student adaptation of this, anyway.

    I’d completely forgotten about it.  I think I was a last minute stand-in for…MacDuff.

    Speaking of classic sketches, it occurs to me a Shakespeare-recast of Who’s on First might work….

  9. 9
    Anj says:

    Get thee to an optomitrist!

    amazing. That is so funny.

    thank you. so. much.

  10. 10

    I wish I’d been able to see them. This was freakin’ brilliant.

  11. 11
    MS Jones says:

    I think my favorite line is “Alas, poor Durocher, I knew him. A man of infinite lip.”

    Thanks for sharing this.

  12. 12
    Susan/DC says:

    Having seen two Shakespeare plays in the past week, I actually recognized the source of some of the lines—which only made this funnier.  Thanks so much for posting.

    Spam filter is work85—no, I didn’t go to work today but helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity (anything to get out of the office on a beautiful day).

  13. 13
    Mary Lynn says:

    Hmmmm…  an acquired taste methinks!

  14. 14
    Arsie says:

    Yay for Wayne and Schuster!

    They’re awesome.

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    Jools says:

    absolutely brilliant.  Thanks for sharing.  I have a friend who is crazy about baseball and Shakespeare.  He’s going to so love this!

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    LDH says:


    That’s AMAZING! I think that the Macbeth bits at the end were my favorite just because I had to memorize the “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” soliloquy. It’s all pretty wonderful, though.

    I’m glad I’m in theater, because it means that I have so many people to send this to.

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