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OMG! If You Never Watch Another Video, You Have To See This

Jim Burroway

July 9th, 2013

Thanks Homer.

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TampaZeke
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

Oh, sweet Jesus!

Michael
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

Lawrence Welk must have been high when he approved that song. Poor thing. I can’t believe he didn’t know. . .

TomTallis
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

Looks like Myron might have taken one toke too many.

jpeckjr
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

Well, Jim, that was, um, certainly, um, you know, um, really, it was, um, over the line.

Will
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

I think I need a toke now . . .

Timothy Kincaid
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

Oh it’s a modern spiritual

Soren456
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

Explain how you even know about this . . .

Kaleo
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

That was pretty funny – thanks for sharing.

Richard Rush
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

Oh, sweet Jesus! I can’t escape it! I grew up in a household where The Lawrence Welk Show was MUST SEE TV since it started in 1955 in black & white. My mother was still watching reruns in a nursing home until early this year.

I could reveal something else, but I would need to garner some courage first.

MattNYC
July 9th, 2013 | LINK

They were talking about this on the Stephanie Miller show last week. I can’t remember the context, but the story is that Welk apparently had no idea. Or there may have been a story that this wasn’t the song they had originally planned to sing (I may be mixing my stories).

JCF
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

I remember hearing this song as a child and not knowing what it meant—it sounded like Gospel Music to me! [Then again, I was not a producer for “The Lawrence Welk Show”]

jpeckjr
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

You know, Jim, there seems to be quite an archive of Lawrence Welk clips on YouTube. Perhaps “You Weekly Welk” could be a new feature on Box Turtle Bulletin. Whaddyathink?

james
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

@JCF. I still don’t really know what it means, but I knew as a child it wasn’t a Spiritual!

Albert McMeen
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

The real video to watch is the new YouTube country-music sensation: All American Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjiyjYCwNyY

Timothy Kincaid
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

Richard, tell!

jerry
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

@ jpeckjr…fie on you sir. Such a suggestion. I’m an old man I can’t possibly scrub my brain once a week to rid it of this garbage.

Richard Rush
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

jpeckjr,

NOOOOOoOOOOooOOOoooOOooooOooooo!!!

homer
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

1). My grandmother refused to believe Welk had died because he was on PBS every Saturday.
2). My mother watches every Saturday.
3). I was always jealous of the singers’ kids on the Christmas show because they got to open cool presents at the end of the show.

Priya Lynn
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

“@JCF. I still don’t really know what it means, but I knew as a child it wasn’t a Spiritual!”.

It means you’ve had the one additional puff of marijuana that was needed to get high.

james
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

@Priya Lynn. The one toke over the line part I understand. Yes, I have heard that some people actually smoke marijuana to get high.

It’s the whole downtown railway station / waiting for the train that goes home / who do you love part I really can’t figure out unless it is just the ravings of someone who is too high to make any sense.

No, wait, given the time this was made, it’s about a totally messed up soldier returning from Vietnam waiting for the train that takes him to his hometown hoping that the girl he left behind still loves him.

But I am pretty sure it’s not about two sweet-faced, strangely dressed, people sitting on the steps to a tree house in the backyard talking about Jesus and his mother.

jpeckjr
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

@Jerry and Richard Rush. You could cope with it if you were one toke over the line, you know.

RoyD
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

My, but that moved me.

Mainly, it moved the contents of my stomach in an upward direction!

StraightGrandmother
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

When Jim Tweeted this yesterday I retweeted the hell out of it. I got a ton of people who saved it as a favorite.

ROTHLMAO! And the audience Loved it as well, they got a big round of applause.

Priya Lynn
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

James said “@Priya Lynn. The one toke over the line part I understand. Yes, I have heard that some people actually smoke marijuana to get high.”.

Very few people are aware of that so I figured I’d explain it.

Timothy Kincaid
July 10th, 2013 | LINK

It’s just that “One medicinal chocolate bar over the line” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

David
July 11th, 2013 | LINK

Oh, the flashbacks, the awful, horrible, terrifying flashbacks to being captive every Saturday night, unable to escape the transplants from Wisconsin who were my genetic source material, hanging on in sheer misery as they got their weekly dose of Lawrence Welk. And to think these old tapes have found a home at (gasp!) PBS.

Richard Rush
July 11th, 2013 | LINK

I know I’m slow, but I think I finally got it! The “line” in “one toke over the line” refers to the line you cross when you accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior! And of course, the “toke” is the high you feel once you cross that line. I always assumed it was a lot like being on drugs.

timbo
July 11th, 2013 | LINK

I will admit that I watch every Saturday…I have good taste :)
Tom is my man….he never married hmmmm

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