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What it Was, Was Football

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With a h/t to PauliePower and Roger Ebert - here's Andy Griffith's famous 1953 stand-up monologue about college football that made him a star.

The illustrations used in this video were drawn by George Woodbridge, a Mad Magazine artist. The comic illustration appeared in Mad Magazine in 1958. According to Wiki, "What it Was, Was Football" was recorded in Raleigh, NC for the Colonial label in 1953. Soon, Colonial had sold nearly 50,000 copies of the record and then sold the masters to Capitol Records. Capitol released the record in the same year, and soon had sold nearly 800,000 copies and was instrumental in launching Griffith's career in television, stage, and film. The record is still one of the biggest selling comedy records of all time.