Tune In Tomorrow

Nothing was campier than the old Batman TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward.

A nod to a one Mike “Franko” Franklin of Kansas City who came up with the ending line some thirty years ago for his comedy routine.  I don’t know where he is now or if he continued in the biz, but, if by some miracle he’s reading this, thanks, Mike.  Credit to where credit is due.

Rochelle is the Queen of FF.  Her husband, the Jan, the Consort, provided the pic.

Thanks, Jan!



I called my brother.  He came over, popcorn at the ready.  We sat down and played it … my newly acquired DVD of the old Batman series.  I slipped the disc into the player. No Batman.

Instead, of our beloved TV series we saw a guy dressed as a doctor talking about proctology.

“A training film?  What in the good …?”

I checked the disc.  It said, “Butt-man” in magic marker scrawl.  Someone pulled a prank.

“Imagine … somewhere a group of doctors is watching Batman.”

Bro shook his head.  “Yeah, expecting Butt-man and Boy Thunder Meet the Monster From Uranus.”



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54 Responses to Tune In Tomorrow

  1. neilmacdon says:

    I hate to imagine what the doctors will do after their training film. Biff! Sock! Pow!

  2. Dale says:

    I was thinking there is no way the other film is for doctors… last line assured me I was right! Hilarious!

  3. wmqcolby says:

    Good thing I didn’t come up with a training video on how to make candles … that would REALLY set back proctology to the stone age!

  4. Sandra says:

    Gruesomely good. You and Russell should get up a double act. 🙂

  5. wmqcolby says:

    I think there’s room for only one of us — on either side of the world.

    Thanks for reading and wonderful commenting, Sandra. 🙂

  6. Ta-dah! Got to love that punchline.

  7. Lynn Love says:

    Ha! Not exactly the way they expected to spend their afternoon! I wonder if they watched it all the way through, just out of curiosity? And what about the doctors needing tuition? Did they send for pizza and spend the afternoon laughing and reminiscing? Great tale 🙂

  8. Lizy says:

    Uranus was a schoolboy joke in my kid’s day too!

  9. Ha! No sniffs and butts as the bitch said to the puppy.

  10. Iain Kelly says:

    Not sure which I would prefer to spend the afternoon watching 🙂

  11. Dear Cuzzin Notnek,

    Not too long ago I watched a rousing Cesarean section film. It would make a great double feature. I agree with the general consensus you and Mr. Gayer could team up. Plunger and Flush. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? I give it five out of five scrubbing bubbles.


    Queen Shelley

  12. rgayer55 says:

    It seems a lot of your commenters have the impression that you and I are experts in the proctology field. Where they would have gotten such an idea is totally beyond me. I do have some knowledge and expertise in regard to flatulence, but it’s mostly through second-hand inhalation and not due to anything of my own creation. I do wish they’d stop spreading these malicious rumors about us.

    Yours truly,
    Pepe Le Pew

    • wmqcolby says:

      I remember the woman who said to the doc that her flatulence didn’t have any noise or smell, but it was still embarrassing. He gave her some pills, told her to come back the next day. She did and asked what was in those pills because the gas smell was atrocious. He said, “Good. Now that I cleared up your sinus infection, let’s go to work on your hearing.”

      Well, we’re running al little late. Goodnight, folks!

  13. This is a great switch-a-roo story. Smiling as I type – thank you.

  14. wmqcolby says:

    Thanks, Alicia.

    It was easy … which scares me.

  15. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Kent,

    Butt-man is the perfect shorthand for a hastily written label. We’ve all been there and done that. Good on you to have retained that punchline for all the intervening years.



  16. wmqcolby says:

    Thanks, Doug. Good to hear from you.

  17. ceayr says:

    I feel that, like the rear end of a donkey, I am behind the times here.
    Don’t assk me why, butt I plan to just bum-ble along till I get to the bottom of it.

    • wmqcolby says:

      Mister Stiltskin (or do they just call you Rump?), I have to say, in all honesty, if I had been drinking any liquids while reading your comment, I would have had a major spew-age. Thank-you for commenting on this little piece of tale. 😉

  18. draliman says:

    Ha! The doctors got the better deal there 🙂

  19. I couldn’t stop laughing on this one. Good story writing.

  20. wmqcolby says:

    Thank-you Neel. Much appreciated.

  21. plaridel says:

    i guess there’ll always be another day. 🙂

  22. Michael Wynn says:

    Laugh out loud amusing. Love Butt-man and Boy Thunder

  23. OMG. What a bummer!
    Wonder if the other was played before an audience. Imagine their reaction!

  24. LOL…so silly it made me laugh!

  25. Very funny story. Made me smile.

  26. I hope doctors’ training is a bit more thorough than a training film before they treat us. Especially if they watch the wrong film. Funny post, Kent. 😀 — Suzanne

  27. Rowena says:

    Don’t know quite how to comment or where to look with this one. Well done!
    xx Rowena

  28. gahlearner says:

    Hilarious. Can’t stop laughing. The comments are a hoot, too. Five out of five endoscopes.

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