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Tennessee Ernie Ford: Guilty Pleasures

Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, March 1991

MY MOTHER TELLS the story of a Bob Hope television special that aired in the 1950s. The comedian had just made a crack about the new summer swimsuit fashions that were "so skimpy the girls will have two sets of cheeks to powder instead of one," when the screen suddenly went blank then to an "Experiencing Network Difficulty" super that remained on until the top of the hour.

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