What a Great Line!: Laugh Lines from Classic TV

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Why is one line funny and another one's not? TV writers know the answer! We've all heard great lines on TV. We crack up at the moment, and we tell ourselves we have to spring this one on the folks at work tomorrow. But when the moment comes, we forget the line. To a world floundering to recall exactly what it was Lucy said to Ethel in the chocolate factory, Barry LeFevre brings his wonderful little book, What a Great Line! What a Great Line! is the handy volume where their funniest lines are stored. Here we find such gems as McCloud's dry You're comin' in as clear as a skunk with a tail wind, side by side with the Law and Order exchange, What about Dr. Hampton, any love in her life? Yes, but his name is Fluffy and he's been neutered. The laughs are arranged by topic, and we are surprised to find humor hidden in such ordinary affairs as getting old, police work, and marriage (you knew that one was funny, didn't you?) or my favorite, Crime Does Not Pay. The author has been a public speaker for years, and he has found many times that these lines are perfect to break the ice and get people paying attention. Many a tough crowd he has brought around with a wisecrack from Hill Street Blues or Colombo. At parties he can produce a quick laugh line for any situation. People love the humor, and if they recognize the show it is a quote from, they laugh all the harder. Now his secrets are available to you in this little volume. Be the life of the party, without even putting a lampshade on your head! As a self-confident public speaker, you will many times thank Mr. LeFevre for this superb collection of witty remarks. But use them wisely - it might be as well, when someone shouts Help! Help! I can't swim, not to answer, Well then, you shouldn't have jumped (magnum p.i.).

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Barry LeFevre was a busy partner of a CPA firm in Newport Beach, California. But one day everything changed for him, when his wife died suddenly. Tragedy calls us all to look deep into ourselves and the world around us for comfort and meaning. Mr. LeFevre found himself chuckling over a line in a sitcom, and realized he had found the therapeutic solace he sought. He began compiling the really great lines he heard on TV. What a treasure trove of creative language play he found! Gradually he brought together into one place the thousands of separate hours many different TV writers had spent sweating over a good line. We have the cream of their crop before us in What a Great Line! It is a coherent body of folklore unto itself, like the proverbs that represent a society to the core. Here we find the world of TV in miniature, where the laugh line is so important the studio audiences laugh for you, so you know it was a joke. Here, as Barry has shown us by his own example, is a therapeutic, healing world, available to anyone with a television set: a world where it is OK to laugh at almost anything. Especially, in these laugh lines we meet ourselves, and because it is TV we feel safe to laugh at our own silliness. There can be no better medicine in the stress-filled modern world than laughter. The TV shows Barry mines for their humorous gold are an American anatomy of the healing spirit. They are like the court jester in the old medieval castles - the only man in the court allowed to tell the king the truth, because he frames it as a joke and we cannot help but laugh. So with laughter we heal ourselves, and these are the lines that do it. Barry's discovery of the healing medicine of laughter led him to spend eleven years collecting the best quotes from TV. His focus on healing brought him to spend eight years as a member of the Hospice, as a patient volunteer, fundraiser, treasurer and Board Member. For six years he has been a certified practitioner of Healing Touch. Portions of the proceeds from these books will be donated to Kaua'i Hospice and Healing Touch International.

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