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Title: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: oogyda on March 28, 2013, 03:49:18 PM
Anybody remember the character Ernestine from Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In?  Well, I just got a "promotional offer" over the phone, and I swear it was her!! 

The same very nasal, somewhat drawn out words with that little bit of condensation thrown in for good measure.  Although, there were no snorting chuckles. 

I miss Ernestine. 
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: EmmaJ. on March 28, 2013, 04:31:50 PM
I do remember her - I loved Ernestine!  Almost as much as Edith Ann  :)
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: heartmug on March 28, 2013, 04:39:14 PM
"One ringy dingy" - "2 ringy dingies"

Am I remembering the right charactrer?  Operator?
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: Amara on March 28, 2013, 04:45:11 PM
Absolutely. Ernestine was an AT&T (aka Ma Bell) operator who just loved disconnecting people.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ernestine+lily+tomlin&oq=Ernestine+lily+tomlin&gs_l=youtube.3..0.482.26223.0.27034.46.22.8.9.11.1.514.2135.4j3j3j1j0j1.12.0...0.0...1ac.1.2p6OkBmUGSU

Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: reflection5 on March 28, 2013, 04:56:15 PM
Cool!
Coincidentally, Lily Tomlin (Ernestine, Edith Ann) was on "The Talk" today.  I don't usually watch that show, but glad I had it on and saw her.

"One ringy dingy.  Is this the party to whom I am speaking?  You want me to do WHAT with the telephone!?  Sir, I am a loyal employee of the telephone company.  I would never abuse the instrument."   ;D
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: heartmug on March 28, 2013, 05:01:49 PM
Yes!  That is who I was remembering.
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: Thipu1 on March 28, 2013, 06:20:02 PM
Ernestine may not still be around but Lili Tomlin certainly is.  May we enjoy her style of comedy for many, many years to come.
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: reflection5 on March 28, 2013, 06:25:33 PM
At 73 Lily looks great.  (She wears a grey/white wig on "Malibu Country" where she plays Reba McIntire's mother.)
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: BB-VA on March 28, 2013, 08:33:38 PM
And she's McGee's Grandma Penny on NCIS. 

http://youtu.be/DZ4_9hyI0WA
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: Thipu1 on March 29, 2013, 09:51:38 AM
At 73 Lily looks great.  (She wears a grey/white wig on "Malibu Country" where she plays Reba McIntire's mother.)

On GMA, Lily said that she based her character in 'Malibu Country' on her own mother.  That's a movie I have to see. 
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: reflection5 on April 13, 2013, 07:39:45 PM
At 73 Lily looks great.  (She wears a grey/white wig on "Malibu Country" where she plays Reba McIntire's mother.)

On GMA, Lily said that she based her character in 'Malibu Country' on her own mother.  That's a movie I have to see.

Thipu1, "Malibu Country" is a TV show - airs Friday evening on ABC.  You might be able to see past episodes on abc.com
Title: Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
Post by: Thipu1 on April 14, 2013, 09:47:39 AM
Thank you.  I'll have to check that out.