Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

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Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

Postby Ed Watz » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:27 am

Buster's July 6, 1950 guest appearance on The Ed Wynn Show, demonstrating the art of pie-throwing with assistance from The Keystone Cops (Hank Mann, Chester Conklin, Tiny Ward and Heinie Conklin). This is taken from an edited clip, copied by Lord-Knows-Who, which eventually made its way to me on a flash drive; Snub Pollard's bit is missing although he can be partially glimpsed behind the bed's headboard.

https://youtu.be/iNwisP2UxmQ
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Re: Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

Postby Richard M Roberts » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:58 pm

Wonderful Ed, thanks for sharing it with us. I liked all of the reactions of the various Kops, everyone worked out a different one. The whole sketch felt like a predecessor to the early Monty Python bit about the Cambridge lecture on custard pies.


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Re: Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

Postby Rob Farr » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:19 pm

I may be gullible, but that couldn't possibly be William S. Paley could it?
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Re: Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:28 pm

Rob Farr wrote:I may be gullible, but that couldn't possibly be William S. Paley could it?



I would really doubt it, but it does sort of look like him:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_S._Paley


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