08 July 2013

"Beyond The Fringe" - the Farewell Performance

Re the American political system:
"They have inherited our two-party system, haven't they?"

"How does that work?"

"Well, let me see, now.  They've got the Republican Party, you see, which is the equivalent of our Conservative Party.  And then they have the Democratic Party, which is the equivalent of our Conservative Party."
Note this was performed in 1964.  


  1. Oh awesome! I have a cassette tape of this show and delighted to be able to watch it (especially as I don't have anything that plays cassettes well anymore). thanks so much for posting!

  2. When we lived in California (we're Canadians), we used to be amazed by how people thought the Democrats were socialists. To us, it was exactly what you quoted above -- the Democrats were like our Conservatives and so were the Republicans. Shades of difference.


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