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Possibly The Funniest Sketch of All Time

A reader in Tennessee: “Mr. Derbyshire—You wrote ‘I kept thinking of that

silly 1950s TV show This is Your Life, in which celebrities were tricked

into entering a TV studio, to be confronted with their long-lost friends,

grade-school teachers, sports coaches, etc.)’

“For one of the funniest things you ever saw, Mr. Derbyshire, look up Sid

Caesar’s parody version of an episode of THIS IS YOUR LIFE, called ‘This Is

Your Story’ … it’s on a recent set of videos he has issued.

“I can’t describe it, mere words are insufficient. One of the few things

that has stayed just as funny as I remembered it from years back.”

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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