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Estelle Winwood and the Algonquin Round Table? (wow)
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Doug Elrod
2015-12-09 21:38:53 UTC
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I happened upon this recently:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algonquin_Round_Table

I wonder if there are any other interesting connections between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and classic humor....

-Doug Elrod (***@cornell.edu)
_No wonder_ Crow is taken with her! ;-)
Joseph Nebus
2015-12-13 07:14:54 UTC
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Post by Doug Elrod
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algonquin_Round_Table
I wonder if there are any other interesting connections between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and classic humor....
I had no idea Estelle Winwood was affiliated with the group.

I don't know of direct links between the Brains and the roundtable.
But Robert Benchley and George S Kaufman are major influences on the Brains
as comedians and writers. And, well, Harpo, of course. Surely some of
the Brains are influenced by Franklin Pierce Adams, Alexander Woollcott,
Dorothy Parker, Noel Coward, and Donald Ogden Stewart.

In his memoirs Harpo characterized his real role in the
roundtable as being the good audience member, the person they could
tell jokes *to*. Which is a particular skill, certainly.
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Joseph Nebus
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