Rehearsals, or previews as the shows are commonly labeled, are a 60 minute presentation with plenty of jokes that won’t make the final script. This clip is the last 30 minutes of a rehearsal, begining with an unfortunate choice of words that Bob used, not bad words, but ones that played on the raunchy side of the audiences mind.
The topic includes taking kids to Toyland in a department store to visit Santa Claus. Tough kids, floor walkers, gift exchanges with the cast, and dating are all included topics.
Based on the popular song, Santa Claus is coming to town, Bob presents his comic, dramatized version of it. In the spirit of the season, Bob shares ideas for toys. In the toy factory, Skinny Ennis helps in the doll department, as Bob runs the office. Office humor with the secretary is interrupted by more doll jokes with Skinny, and some botched lines by Bill Goodwin. Ad libs abound, and Bob plays off the gutter minded audience as phone calls inquire about toys. Sailors, dolls, brown bears, and more.
Business is booming with jokes about Bob’s writers, toys for unruly kids, gifts for dates and girlfriends, even phone calls from elves. Jerry Kolonna appears as Santa, and presents his wife, Santa Anita.
Jerry jokes about reindeer, his wife, and that dirty minded audience keeps finding laughs to the point of cracking up the cast.