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The Dr. Demento Show (on KMET) - December 10, 1978 (6p-10p)

Special Topic: highlights from the version of the Dr. Demento Show that's heard coast-to-coast on almost 100 stations; the bottom nine (nine of the worst records in my whole collection)
NOTE: Dr. Demento was on vacation this week, so he assembled this KMET show in advance by editing together the first three hours from parts of 78-40, 78-11, 78-38, and 78-39, plus one segment (the two Christmas items in the third hour) recorded just for KMET. The final hour was also recorded just for KMET.
Beep Beep - The Playmates
Snatch And Grab It - Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends
Automation - Allan Sherman
Waffle Whiffer - Brad Stanfield
Them Moose Goosers - Mason Williams

The Biggest Aspidistra In The World - Gracie Fields
I'm A Cranky Old Yank - Bing Crosby
Mr. Custer - Larry Verne

Stinkfoot - Frank Zappa
Your Feet's Too Big - Fats Waller
Another Puff - Jerry Reed

Booglie Wooglie Piggy - Will Bradley & His Orchestra
Barnes & Barnes interview

My Bicycle Tillie - Bill Samuels & The Cats & Jammers
Lumberjack Song/Monty Python Theme (Live At Drury Lane) - Monty Python

Cohen On The Telephone - Barney Bernard
Hello, This Isn't Anna - Ron Crick
Dirty Don - Don Bowman
Boogie (All In The Name Of Love version) - John Hartford

Seven Old Ladies Locked In A Lavatory - Oscar Brand
He'd Have To Get Under - Billy Murray
Chula Vista - Possum

Stop Your Ticklin' Jock - Harry Lauder
Ringo For President - The Young World Singers
Alvin For President - David Seville

Isch Ka Bibble - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
Wonderful W-I-N-O - George Carlin
Mommy Gimme A Drinka Water - Danny Kaye
Hippety Hop - Allen & Grier

Nose Job - The Dellwoods
Cocaine Habit (early fade) - Memphis Jug Band
Whole Lotta Love (w/ intro) - Temple City Kazoo Band
Whole Lotta Love (brief in-studio kazoo performance) - Damaskas

The Beatles' 1968 Christmas Record (edit) - The Beatles
Green Chri$tma$ - Stan Freberg

A Song With A Peel - Spike Jones, Jr.
The Ballad Of Walter Wart/It's Warts On The Flip Side That Counts - The Thorndike Pickledish Choir
Some People Think Chickens Have Lips - Meyer & Drake

The Old Philosopher - Eddie Lawrence
I've Never Seen A Straight Banana - Jones & Hare
Giddyup Donut - Don Bowman
Stars And Stripes Forever - Crazy Rick's Psychedelic Flea Band
I Smell Like 90 Weight - Jef Jaisun

#9 Can I Pawn My Teeth To You - Roy Esser
#8 Be Prepared - Jack Eljan

#7 (tie) My Wild Irish Rose - Richard Nixon
#7 (tie) Salt Peanuts - Jimmy Carter
EXTRA: Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
#6 My Letter To Santa - Tina Starr
EXTRA: I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas - The Goons

#5 Smokum Hokum (The Indian Jive) - Lee Alden & Jack Barron
#4 Dear Abby/An Interview/Psychic Vibrations - Jerry Solomon
EXTRA: Mr. Sheene - Dirk & Stig

#3 Punk Rock Medley - Weirdos, etc.
#2 I'm Surfin' - George W. Husak
EXTRA: Singin' The Blues - Frankie Trumbauer & Bix Beiderbecke
#1 Musical Snuffbox - Florence Foster Jenkins
Musical Snuffbox (brief in-studio performance) - Dr. Demento
next week: a real live top ten
in two weeks: the Christmas show
in three weeks: the top 50