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NOTE: Shows 78-1 through 78-29 were sent out with a "week of" air date listing the previous Monday. So show 78-29 was scheduled to air the week of September 4, although since most stations aired the show on Sunday, that would translate to September 10.

Starting with 78-30, the numbering scheme was changed to be "weekend of", and due to an apparent miscalculation at Westwood One, 78-30 was scheduled for the weekend of September 9-10, i.e. the same as 78-29.

What the stations ended up doing is unclear. Some may have skipped one or the other or some may have found time to air both. Some may have remained a week behind for several weeks after this. If anyone has any further information about this, please contact us! Thanks.

The Dr. Demento Show #78-29 - September 10, 1978

The Crusher - The Novas
Give Me That Old Unemployment - Steve Karmen
Gibberish - Eric Idle & Neil Innes
Who'd You Do The Ju-Ju To? - Alan Kirk

You Went The Wrong Way, Old King Louie - Allan Sherman
(Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste - Tuff Darts
Is That All There Is? - J. S. Bork

What's Up Doc? - Mel Blanc
Inka Dinka Doo (later Decca version) - Jimmy Durante w/ Six Hits & A Miss
Champagne Charlie Is My Name - Leon Redbone
Light My Fire - The Templeton Twins

The Biggest Aspidistra In The World - Gracie Fields
My Gee Gee From The Fiji Isles - Chuck Thomas (Woody Herman)
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
If You're A Viper - The Jim Kweskin Jug Band

Them Toad Suckers - Mason Williams
Johnny Had A Yo-Yo - Ruth Wallis
Nincompoops Have All The Fun - Yogi Yorgesson
Ain't We Crazy - Haywire Mac

Normal - Martin Mull
Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee - The Osmond Brothers
Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee (brief excerpt) - The Osmond Brothers
Leader Of The Laundromat - The Detergents
Wah-Hoo - Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers

#5 They Don't Make Nun Names (Like That No More) - Tommy Sharp & The Sharptones
#4 My Dead Dog Rover - Stu, Dave, Hank & The Aeolian Duo-Art
EXTRA: The Cockfight - Archie Campbell

#3 Beep Beep - The Playmates
EXTRA: The Elements (live, w/ intro) - Tom Lehrer
#2 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! (Demented Mix) - Napoleon XIV
EXTRA: I'm Normal - The Emperor

#1 Dead Puppies - Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band

The Dr. Demento Show #78-30 - September 10, 1978

William Tell Overture - Spike Jones
Cookies, Pie And Cake - Yogi Yorgesson w/ Johnny Duffy & The Scandahoovians [first few lines replaced by singing from caller]
Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? - Frank Zappa

A Little More Gauze - Mike Nichols & Elaine May
Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie & His All Star Quintet
I Owe A Lot To Iowa Pot - Jerry Samuels

I'm Popeye The Sailor Man - Billy Costello
Lyle Crosbie interview

The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
The Trouble With Harry - Alfi & Harry

Tell Me A Story - Jimmy Boyd & Frankie Laine
Grass Seed - Ivor Cutler
Run For Your Life - The Ladmo Trio
Step Right Up - Tom Waits

Lulu - Dave Kirby
New Math (w/ intro) - Tom Lehrer
New Horizons In Music Appreciation - P.D.Q. Bach

The Martian Boogie (edited version) - Brownsville Station
Turn Your Head Sweetheart - Hawthorne

#5 Making Love In A Subaru - Damaskas
#4 My Name Is Larry - Wild Man Fischer

#3 Who's On First - Abbott & Costello
#2 Argument Clinic - Monty Python

#1 Stardrek - Bobby Pickett & Peter Ferrara