Comedians: The Fourth Rose

"Why did Pierre Salinger lose the senatorial election last fall in California? Because he wrote that dirty book, The Catcher in the Rye."

With that one-liner, a new young folk singer named Biff Rose begins his lead-in to a song extolling Salinger's conquer or, George Murphy, the actor-hoofer who is now the junior Senator from California. He then goes on to recite a poem about the days of the whaling ships, supplying the sound of the anchors schlurping up from the bottom and the howls of storms at sea. His hero, Captain Medford, was a big man in New...