Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Classic Mormon Vaudeville Routine


Elder Abbott:
Who’s On The Lord’s Side Who?
Elder Costello: That's what I’m asking you.
Elder Abbott: Well I just told you.
Elder Costello: You just told me what?
Elder Abbott: Who’s On The Lord’s Side Who.
Elder Costello: Well then, Who is On The Lord’s Side Who?
Elder Abbott: Naturally.
Elder Costello: Just tell me Who’s On The Lord’s Side Who.
Elder Abbott: That’s right.
Elder Costello: What’s right?
Elder Abbott: Who’s On The Lord’s Side Who!
Elder Costello: THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO KNOW!!!

(General Conference was a lot funnier back in those days)

25 comments:

David J. West said...

It sure was. (Wipes away a tear)

And Amy Adams was ever in the Church? Thats a new one to me.

Matsby said...

Yep, she's one of us. Maybe a little inactive now, but who isn't a little inactive to some degree or another?

Darwin said...

Oh, Say What Is Truth?

Mrs. B. Roth said...

If we ever have another Stake Film Festival, I am totally going to use this.

Homer and Queen said...

Has "Izzie" been a Mormon of the Week yet? This post reminds me of the old Road Shows...

rameumptom said...

What's the name of the guy NOT on the Lord's side?

Matsby said...

Ever since I put this up yesterday, I've had the hymn stuck in my head. But I can't remember the tune, so I've been singing it to the tune of Who Let The Dogs Out.

"Who's on the Lord's side? Who who who who! Who's on the Lord's side? Who who who who!"

brossettelewis said...

I was so looking for a freaking awesome skit for the ward campout, ya mind? I'll totally write your blog address in the dirt with rocks or something cool.

Matsby said...

That would be awesome. As long as you come back and let us know how it goes. Even if it doesn't go over well.

Noelle said...

excellent.

Rusty! said...

Comedy gold has been struck yet again.

Rusty! said...

True story: I remember on my mission (I can't believe I'm using that phrase) but we were starting this song in Sacrament and it didn't sound too hot. The choirist made us stop and said something to the tune of, "That sounded terrible. Let's start over and show the Lord's who's on his side."

Matsby said...

I think no matter what hymn you're singing, that's a good attitude to go into it with.

annegb said...

I. hate. that. song.

mormonhermitmom said...

Now, now, Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words To Each Other

Matsby said...

Sister Annabg, how can you hate one of the holy hymns? That just doesn't seem right.

Nancy Nina said...

Matsy, I believe the correct phrase in reference to Amy Adams is "less active" not inactive. It may have been 23 years since Sister Adams was last seen at Sacrament Meeting, but let's not peg her "inactive" just yet.

Also, my friend always thought the hymn, "Nay, Speak No Ill" was 'Nay, Speak Number 3"...she always wondered where No. 1 and No. 2 were...

Nancy Nina said...

Uh, sorry, I know it's Matsby

Anonymous said...

Bring back the days of fat and skinny GAs, says I.

Matsby said...

You're right Sister Nina, I was being a bit extreme when I said Sister Adams was inactive.

Activity is all relative. For instance she may be less active than, say, a General Authority - but she is more active than say someone who hasn't been to church in over 30 years.

And I also agree with you, Anonymous (though I don't agree with your being anonymous). I also wish there was a fat GA. I know the two best bishops I've ever had have been really large old guys - so spiritual, so loving, so huggable...

Matsby said...

(though for the record, I never did hug them)

Jeff said...

it's a little known fact that the second "who" in this hymn is supposed to be sung in a high-pitched and sustained manner a la Little Richard.

so it's like "Who's on the Lord's Side WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

annegb said...

I won't sing that song. Ever.

Dane said...

A friend of mine used to comment that LDS hymns can be divided into two categories: spirtual songs and pirate songs. "Who's on the Lord's Side" is definitely a pirate song.

Perry said...

Whom sayeth among you that is on third base?

"I am"

Who?

"I am, the great I am".

(said with a Popeye voice, for effect)