Thursday, June 23, 2011

Episode 71: Big Max Calvada

"Dick Van Dyke Show" producer Sheldon Leonard plays mobster "Big Max" Calvada, who hires Rob, Buddy, and Sally to write a nightclub comedy routine for his less-than-talented nephew, Kenny Dexter.

DVD once again demonstrates his knack for generating laughs from his sneezing, as he does the comedy routine of a train conductor with allergies calling out the train stops ("Sche-NEC-tady! Chi-CA-go! Wi...Wi...WI-CHI-TA!").

Big Max: “Edmund Boik, in his ‘Reflections on the French Revolution’, he said: ‘The age of chivalry is gone, and that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded it.’ That Boik sure knew his potatoes.”
Rob: "You sure know your Boik -- Burke!"


  1. I like it when Rob says, "Some are born great, some achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them." Al Copone. Too funny.