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oogyda

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I just talked to Ernestine!!
« on: March 28, 2013, 04:49:18 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. 
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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 05:31:50 PM »
I do remember her - I loved Ernestine!  Almost as much as Edith Ann  :)

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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 05:39:14 PM »
"One ringy dingy" - "2 ringy dingies"

Am I remembering the right charactrer?  Operator?
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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 05:45:11 PM »

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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 05:56:15 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

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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 06:01:49 PM »
Yes!  That is who I was remembering.
The trouble is not that the world is full of fools, it's just that lightening isn't distributed right.  - Mark Twain

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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 07:20:02 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.

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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 07:25:33 PM »
At 73 Lily looks great.  (She wears a grey/white wig on "Malibu Country" where she plays Reba McIntire's mother.)

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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 09:33:38 PM »
And she's McGee's Grandma Penny on NCIS. 

http://youtu.be/DZ4_9hyI0WA
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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 10:51:38 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. 

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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 08:39:45 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
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Thipu1

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Re: I just talked to Ernestine!!
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 10:47:39 AM »
Thank you.  I'll have to check that out.