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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Godfather

by United States Comedy Team

The hilarious hit Comedy sketch album of 1972 targeting Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo's movie classic "The Godfather" and gangster movies before and after including "Goodfellas" (which Scorsese didn't even make till 1990)
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1. A Special Announcement US Comedy Team
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2. The Favor US Comedy Team
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3. Another Favor US Comedy Team
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4. Protocol US Comedy Team
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5. At The IRS US Comedy Team
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6. The Wiretap US Comedy Team
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7. At Home US Comedy Team
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8. At The Restaurant US Comedy Team
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9. For Better Or For Worse US Comedy Team
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10. The Complaint US Comedy Team
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11. An Arrangement US Comedy Team
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12. The Contract US Comedy Team
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13. A Commercial Message US Comedy Team
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14. At The Psychiatrist US Comedy Team
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15. Bad News US Comedy Team
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16. At The Employment Agency US Comedy Team
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17. A Day In The Life US Comedy Team
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18. The Trial US Comedy Team
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19. The Treaty US Comedy Team
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20. This Is Your Life US Comedy Team
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Godfather…But Don't Ask

For the first time in years “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Godfather….But Don't Ask” the album and the original comedy salute to The Godfather is available once again.

Billboard Magazine the premiere music business trade publication called the album “hilarious”.

Acclaimed as one of the greatest films of all time “The Godfather” premiered in 1972 after Mario Puzo’s classic crime family novel had already spent three years on the Best Seller List. They say that since it was published no other modern novel has captivated, been read and become familiar to so many people around the world.

As the movie was close to release Joe Lauer developed an idea for a comedy take on “The Godfather” and made a deal to produce the album. Joe assembled a crew of his favorite writers to work with him creating a top notch send up of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece about the frightening, colorful, fascinating world of the Italian Mafia.

At the time Lauer was in the midst of producing a string of sharp, hilarious cast albums of political satire starring the reigning master of political impressions David Frye whose uncanny copycat versions of Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon Baines Johnson as well as of their political cronies electrified the Watergate era. Among others Lauer also oversaw the extraordinary improvised eponymously named album of the groundbreaking Improv team the Ace Trucking Company.

The creative team was a terrific group of acclaimed writers headed up by John Boni they included Ken Friedman, Mike Preminger and Mad Magazine’s legendary Dick DeBartolo and Nick Meglin. They decided to expand upon what they knew from Puzo’s book and assumed Coppola had covered in the as yet unreleased film, among other things they take us behind the scenes for the Godfather’s meet with Luca the Hitman’s agent (Sure sounds like he’s with the William Morris Agency) and along with Don Vito Corleone on his trip to the I.R.S. office.

Long before Tony Soprano hooked up with Dr. Melfi, the stuff you better not ask about the Godfather crew wondered what it would be like if a mob hitman (J.J. Barry) took his personal problems to a genuine Viennese shrink (Steve Landesberg) and the result is laughs packed.

The cast assembled by Lauer were first rank comedy actors and included J.J Barry and Mina Kolb from The Second City, Marilyn Sokol, comedians Dick Lord, Mike Preminger and Steve Landesberg and as the Marlon Brando inflected Godfather Joe chose the versatile and wonderful Chuck McCann.

“Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Godfather….But Don't Ask” is loaded with laughs, its great fun and you can relax and safely enjoy knowing it’s been vetted by the mob…but that’s another story.



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Paul

One of the FUNNIEST comedy albums of ALL TIME!!!
This spoof on the Godfather, is truly one of the funniest comedies I've ever heard! My father and I used to love this when I was a kid, and we played it quite frequently. We had it on vinyl of course, but had a little mishap. We held a garage sale one summer, and had a record player out by the garage. We were playing the record, and the sun warped it! Well, we thought we had an out. We'd heard that you can straighten out a warped record by putting it in an oven between 2 cooking sheets for a certain amount of time, and that it would all be okay... NOOO!!!! We left it in too long, and that was the end of that! We've talked about it on and off for years, but were never able to find it again. Then my father remembered that Chuck McCann was the one who did it, and I found we could listen to parts of it on his site. But his site isn't working for that feature anymore, so we were left with nothing again!

You can imagine my joy, when I found it here! Thank you so very much, for making this available again! I have ordered 2 cd's, and will be surprising my father with the gift of one of them.

If you love the Godfather movies, all things Mafia, and comedy, you NEED to get this!!! Even if you can't afford it, MAKE IT HAPPEN! I promise you will NOT be dissapointed!!!

Billboard Magazine

Billboard Magazine Review
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Godfather*
*But Don't Ask

With the phenomenal success of the film it figured a comedy
take-off would follow and a hilarious one it is. With Chuck
McCann taking the part of The Godfather producer Joe Lauer
and writers John Boni, Dick DeBartolo, Ken Friedman, Nick
Meglin and Mike Preminger could have a heavy chart item
with items such as “The Favor” and “The Arrangement”.