Richard Lewis - Grandma

Brian Regan & Jonathan Solomon Season 1, Ep 0110 02/24/1992 Views: 1,789

Richard's grandmother actually knitted her will. (1:42)

THERE'S A VERY BEAUTIFULELDERLY COUPLE BACK THERE.

YOU REMIND MEOF MY GRANDPARENTS.

I WISH THEY WERE ALIVE.

THERE'S NO WOODTO BE SEEN ON THIS SET.

A TRANSSEXUAL PARROT--A PARROT LIVES UP THERE

AND A MARIONETTE WHO TRIEDTO COMMIT SUICIDE

LIVES IN THIS CAGE--FABULOUS SET.

BUT, NO, THEY WERE LIKE--

MY GRANDPARENTS--MAY THEY REST IN PEACE--

THEY LIVED IN A LITTLE DEATHAND BREAKFAST PLACE IN FLORIDA.

ACTUALLY, THEY WERE VERYSWEET, BUT THEY WERE--

THEY WERE IN THIS YIDDISH CIRCUSIN RUSSIA

AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.

MY GRANDFATHER WASA JEWISH JUGGLER.

HIS ACT-- HE USEDTO CLOSE HIS ACT--

I WAS TOLD-- HE USED TO WORRYABOUT SIX THINGS AT ONCE.

THAT WAS HIS CLOSE.

( laughter )

MY GRANDMOTHER RAN THE "I'LLGUESS YOUR WORST FEARS" BOOTH.

THAT WAS HER GIG.

SHE HAD ANTIQUE DOLLSWITH COLITIS-- IT WAS SAD--

AROUND THE HOUSE,AND ONE OF HER HOBBIES--

SHE ACTUALLY KNITTED HER WILL,WHICH WAS A LITTLE DEPRESSING.

THE REALLY DEPRESSING THING--SHE USED TO SING ME TO SLEEP.

IT WAS LIKE A NEGATIVE LULLABY

AND SHE MEANT WELL,BUT IT WAS LIKE--

I WAS, LIKE, THREE,SHE WAS 100.

THEN I WAS SIX, SHE WAS 103.

IT KEPT GOING UP LIKE THAT.

I LOVED HER.

SHE MEANT WELL, BUT SHE'D GO

♪ GO TO SLEEP, LITTLE RICHIE

♪ EVEN THOUGH THERE'S A HISTORYOF ANGINA IN THE FAMILY ♪

♪ AND IT'S SNOWING OUT, AND YOURFATHER-- LOOK OUT THE WINDOW ♪

♪ HE MIGHT GET A HEART ATTACK

♪ AND YOU'LL NEVERGET AN ERECTION AGAIN. ♪

I GUESS I GOT AN ERECTIONWHEN I WAS BORN.

THAT'S WHY SHE WAS WAY OFF

SO I LOST TOTAL RESPECTFOR HER INITIALLY.

I HAD TO OVERCOME THAT.