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Waffles The Clown
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I saw this during a Weekend Update segment on an old "SNL" (circa 1978-9) on E! a few days ago.

(Bill Murray reading...)
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Nominations for Update's Quote Of The Year have piled up over the months and even though two weeks remain in the year, the front-running quote looks hard to beat. It comes from the former member of Tony Orlando and Dawn, Tony Orlando himself. It was on Bob Hope's 75th Birthday Special that Tony said, and I quote here, "If you could put all the laughs that Bob Hope has gotten, one after another, they would stretch all the way to the universe and fill up the black hole in space." Unquote. Jane?
Did Tony Orlando really say such a stupid thing? Mind you, if the quote really occurred in the context stated above, it most likely would have been on TV (albeit 25 years ago, if one can remember stuff that far back).
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Dr. Van Thorp
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Tony Orlando was no genius, and people said a lot of really stupid things in the '70's.
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Chris J
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Yeah, I remeber that SNL rerun. They also showed a rather unflattering photo of Tony while Bill was reading the quote. [Embarrassed]

This guy's resume does list an NBC Bob Hope 75th birthday special that aired 5/25/78 with Tony Orlando and Reg Powell.

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