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Firesign Theater's Peter Bergman passes away
http://firesigntheater.com ^ | March 10, 2012

Posted on 03/10/2012 5:33:10 AM PST by sand lake bar

We are sad to report that Peter Bergman passed away in the early morning hours of Friday March 9, 2012 due to complications from leukemia. We will have more details as they become available.

(Excerpt) Read more at firesigntheater.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Humor
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"More sugar!"

Sorry to hear of this.

1 posted on 03/10/2012 5:33:13 AM PST by sand lake bar
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To: sand lake bar

A unique comedy troupe - RIP

How can you be two places at once when you’re not anywhere at all.


2 posted on 03/10/2012 5:38:04 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

the bozo has left the bus.......


3 posted on 03/10/2012 5:39:30 AM PST by brivette
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To: sand lake bar
Rest in Peace.

I've been shopping for a new car lately, and I really wish I could go see Ralph Spoilsport.

Nissan doesn't offer a Handy-Dandy Masonite Wild-West Gun Rack, with the Look of Real Wood.

Pity.

4 posted on 03/10/2012 5:42:18 AM PST by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

Dave’s not here...


5 posted on 03/10/2012 6:02:58 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: sand lake bar
The dog is NOT for sale...isnot for sale...snot for sale... But seriously, when I read about his passing, my Bear Whiz beer just about went flat. RIP
6 posted on 03/10/2012 6:03:07 AM PST by equaviator
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To: sand lake bar

Now he is relaxing on the banks of the Wahdidoodah.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 6:13:02 AM PST by W.Lee (No compromise)
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To: sand lake bar

for many hours of enjoyment in my youth, Prayers up... RIP


8 posted on 03/10/2012 6:13:02 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: sand lake bar

Porgie? Porgie Tirebiter? Say it ain’t so...


9 posted on 03/10/2012 6:14:13 AM PST by Kenton
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To: sand lake bar

“Shoes for industry, shoes for the dead!’’. Wow. Bummer. I was a Firesign fan for over thirty years. Saw them twice. Damn shame. RIP Porgie Tirebiter.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 6:17:32 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: sand lake bar
Fianally .... the Antelope Freeway exit.

Thank you all for an enjoyable excursion into my comedic hip consciousness.

11 posted on 03/10/2012 6:18:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

1/256 mile....1/512 mile...


12 posted on 03/10/2012 6:20:52 AM PST by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

If you lived here, you’d be home by now...


13 posted on 03/10/2012 6:23:57 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: sand lake bar; Perdogg; decimon

Urns? We don’t have urns. All we have are these cremated remains surrounders.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 6:27:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: RetroSexual
I was mesmerized by the brilliance of FT.

I'm Feb 29th and I've had a theory ( I think I invented it on an acid trip), that we never touch the ground while walking using the same principle that Antelope Freeway is never reached.

Anyway, that was my excuse for being an airhead.

15 posted on 03/10/2012 6:29:24 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: sand lake bar

It’s a mesa.

And it’s a butte.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 6:32:06 AM PST by 11Bush
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To: 11Bush

Right purty, too...


17 posted on 03/10/2012 6:44:46 AM PST by Sledge
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To: sand lake bar; All

“How can you be two places at once, when you’re not anywhere at all??”


18 posted on 03/10/2012 6:59:37 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sand lake bar

“Shoes for industry. Shoes for the dead.”

RIP, Lieutenant Bradshaw.

Just remember what the boys down at the precinct house say, “Oh it ain’t no use if it ain’t got the boost - the bost you get from Loosener’s. Loosener’s Castor Oil Flakes.”


19 posted on 03/10/2012 7:03:11 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Nick Danger

Ping!


20 posted on 03/10/2012 7:04:39 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sand lake bar; All

“That Louise Wong’s got a balcony you could do Shakespeare from!!”


21 posted on 03/10/2012 7:06:35 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Don’t step on that dwarf, pass me the pliers.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 7:08:19 AM PST by freedom1st
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To: All

From the “Deputy Dan Coloring Book”:

“Don’t follow the balls when they make the street!!”


23 posted on 03/10/2012 7:09:03 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"Dave's not here" is a line by Cheech and Chong, I think.

Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

24 posted on 03/10/2012 7:19:24 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: sand lake bar

Another disturbing milestone in my quest for immortal life.

These guys were pure genius even if a full bubble off the straight and level.

RIP and thanks for the decades of smiles and outright laughs.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 7:20:27 AM PST by No!
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To: sand lake bar

“In high school, he was an announcer on the campus radio system, but was dismissed when he joked that Communists had taken over the school. The principal, Russell Rupp, who issued the discipline was the inspiration for the Firesign character Principal Poop.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-peter-bergman-20120310,0,6089210.story


26 posted on 03/10/2012 7:23:44 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: sand lake bar

Their records employed sound effects in ways considered pioneering in audio comedy at the time. More generally, they were considered important forerunners of comedy shows like “Saturday Night Live.”

Ed Ward, writing in The New York Times in 1972, described the third Firesign album, “Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers,” as “a mind-boggling sound drama” and a “work of almost Joycean complexity.”

“It’s almost impossible to summarize any Firesign album,” Mr. Ward wrote, because most of their albums were so filled with “intricate wordplay, stunning engineering and use of sound effects, breakneck pacing and, of course, a terribly complex story line.”

When the Library of Congress placed “Don’t Crush That Dwarf” in its National Recording Registry in 2005, The Los Angeles Times described Firesign Theater as “the Beatles of comedy.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/arts/peter-bergman-satirist-at-firesign-theater-dies-at-72.html


27 posted on 03/10/2012 7:27:34 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: sand lake bar

“...sleepin’ with tha bees!”


28 posted on 03/10/2012 7:27:38 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: sand lake bar

Uhh, Clem


29 posted on 03/10/2012 7:28:48 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Josh Painter

Mmmmm made with real glycerin vibrafoam?

I think it may be time to dig out the old lp’s.


30 posted on 03/10/2012 7:31:04 AM PST by Slainte
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To: sand lake bar
I'm sure Nick Danger and myself are in agreement on this one...

Thanks for the laughs Peter...RIP.

And now, back to the freeway, which is already in progress....

31 posted on 03/10/2012 7:32:31 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: sand lake bar
Had dinner with Pete and Phil Proctor back in 1980. Most folks won't know Pete was a true genius. His day job was as a scientist. I actually have his business card around here somewhere, not to mention all their albums, plus those he made with Proctor, touring as "Proctor and Bergman."

A significant wing of our library has officially burned to the ground.

Now, he and the others cut their teeth on Pacifica Public Radio, and were, or are, huge libs, but that won't stop me from listening and ROTFLMAO the rest of this weekend.

32 posted on 03/10/2012 7:33:13 AM PST by Prospero
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To: sand lake bar

GIANT TOAD SUPERMARKET!
Peach pits 3 for forty nine.
Moleskin cookies while they last.
Don’t worry about the flies; we won’t weigh them.


33 posted on 03/10/2012 7:35:55 AM PST by Walmartian (An update is available for this tagline. Click here to download.)
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To: sand lake bar

The Adventures of Nick Danger. Sigh.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 7:36:12 AM PST by aruanan
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To: RetroSexual

Or a radio you can get Tierra del Fuego on, bucko!


35 posted on 03/10/2012 7:44:15 AM PST by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Prospero

“Most folks won’t know Pete was a true genius. His day job was as a scientist.”

True. He helped produce a machine for viewing angio cardiograms and measuring the blockage of the arteries of the heart.

In 1969, the “4 or 5 Krazy Guys” did some wacky TV ads for a local Los Angeles car dealer, Jack Poet Volkswagen:

http://www.archive.org/details/Firesign_Theatre_Podcasting_003

Brings tears to my eyes.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 7:46:47 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: knarf; RetroSexual
I've had a theory ( I think I invented it on an acid trip), that we never touch the ground while walking using the same principle that Antelope Freeway is never reached.

Zeno's paradox

37 posted on 03/10/2012 7:56:01 AM PST by wideminded
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To: sand lake bar

RIP


38 posted on 03/10/2012 7:56:29 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: RetroSexual

We’re discounting everything that happens here at the world’s largest new used and used new automobile dealership: Ralph Spoilsport Motors here in the city of....Emphysema.

Let’s just look at the extras on this fabulous car! Wire-wheel spoke fenders and two-way sneeze through wind vents, star-studded mud guard, sponge-coated edible steering column, chrome fender dents - and factory air conditioned air from our fully factory-equipped air conditioned factory!

It’s a beautiful car friends, with doors to match! Birch’s Blacklist says this car was stolen but for you friends a complete price: only two-ninety-five hundred dollars in easy monthly payments of twenty dollars a week twice a week and never on Sunday!


39 posted on 03/10/2012 8:03:57 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: sand lake bar

“Come in out of the cornstarch and dry your mukluks by the fire”

Sometimes I think that life is a parody of Firesign Theater

Firesign Theater
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Part of my DNA

RIP Peter Bergman

from a Bozo


40 posted on 03/10/2012 8:05:36 AM PST by Dstorm (Palin 2012)
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To: Prospero
Proctor & Bergman: "It Ain't Necessarily Soap."

Album: TV or not TV: the Channel 85 Story.

41 posted on 03/10/2012 8:06:38 AM PST by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: musicman

Mudhead, at Communist Martyrs High School: “What are all of these Mexicans doing here?”


42 posted on 03/10/2012 8:17:08 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: wideminded
Hokey smokes, Bullwinkle ... what a page !!

Thanx wideminded ... I guess I'm just another in the line of great thinkers/dreamers/acid heads


/8^)

43 posted on 03/10/2012 8:17:36 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: RetroSexual

...or original factory air in the tires.

I guess Peter finally got the Really Big Disease.

Rest in peace. Thanks for all you did.


44 posted on 03/10/2012 8:20:48 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: sand lake bar

In the next world, he’s on his own.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 8:55:27 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Walmartian

Drop your load on the Giant Toad!


46 posted on 03/10/2012 10:14:15 AM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: sand lake bar

RIP.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 2:19:30 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: equaviator

"Back from the Shadows again !
Out where an In-jun's your friend!
Where the veg'tables are green,
And you can pee into the stream!
Yes, we're back from the Shadows again!"

48 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:03 PM PST by Lee N. Field ( "You fool! Don't you know every Taurus purchased brings us closer to TEOTWAWKI?")
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