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Topic: 1 liners for straitjacket escape!
Message: Posted by: ROBERT BLAKE (Feb 6, 2005 07:42AM)
Does somebody has some 1 liners for a straitjacket escape? particularly where the spectators are buckle you.
Message: Posted by: scott b. (Feb 6, 2005 08:24AM)
"You look like you've done this before"

"I liked when you did it" (via Bill Malone)

I wonder if there is some sort of gag you could do, where when they are finishing putting it on you, your pants fall down (Might have been done somewhere else)
Message: Posted by: The Donster (Feb 6, 2005 09:43AM)
It's kind of hard to get the pants to fall down, especially when there is a crotch strap there. Or the person could have the pants right before the straight jacket gets put on him.
Message: Posted by: scott b. (Feb 6, 2005 10:07AM)
Hey Donster,

When I thought about this I was thinking about a straight jacket without the strap. If you did have the strap it could be done before the strap is put on.

Message: Posted by: The Donster (Feb 6, 2005 10:58AM)
Scott that's what I was thinking to, but it also cam be used after the person gets the sj off. Excellent Idea you came up with Scott.
Message: Posted by: Wolflock (Feb 7, 2005 03:53AM)
Who else wants a "I love myself" Jacket?

Lets get this straight! Jacket to come off! (straitjacket)

Now all I need is a padded room!

My hands don't get cold during the winter season.
Message: Posted by: The Donster (Feb 7, 2005 08:53AM)
Wolfie I thought you already had a padded room. You might also want to have a couple stooges in white coats waiting to take you away.
Message: Posted by: Scott Alexander (Feb 9, 2005 01:35AM)
I have a routine that culminates in a "pants drop". I do think that the straitjacket used in a comedy context should have some kind of "kicker" at the end. It can't just be all about the crotch strap. (funny as it is)
Two of the best kickers I've seen are:
Ed Alonzo - Duck production
Frances Minnotti - Re-jacketted at the end.

For the crotch strap lovers...here is a bit I do that you could use.

Bring out the jacket on a hanger and casually put the hanger on the floor at your feet. When it comes time for the traditional "crotch strap byplay"...stage cue the guy to pick up the hanger and use it to grab the strap thru your legs. It's a funny visual and gives the spectator credit for the joke.

Message: Posted by: Wolflock (Feb 9, 2005 04:39AM)
"My Mother always told me to strap my jacket on because it was cold out, but this is ridiculous!"

I do have my own padded room Don. Shhh. don't Tell. :o)
Message: Posted by: bnadworn (Feb 9, 2005 10:38PM)
I usually have to pay to have someone tie me up like this.

You are pretty good at this. Is this the way you put yours on at home?

I'm going to get out of this if it takes all night!

As you know, straight jackets are for crazy people - this one is my own.
Message: Posted by: The Mirror Images (Feb 10, 2005 07:28AM)
Stephen Bargatze is the master at some amazing one liners.

This is my dress coat!

Message: Posted by: bnadworn (Feb 10, 2005 10:28AM)
I'm going to give you 10 minutes to cut that out!

It hurts so goooood.
Message: Posted by: Wolflock (Feb 11, 2005 01:41AM)
(While they are putting it on) Ooo oo a little to the left... *Smile*
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (Feb 11, 2005 04:29PM)
Dropping the pants is something I've been doing for almost ten years now (in my magic shows that is).
Ya see what ya hafta do is this, get out of the SJ and just as you are throwing it on the floor after your amazing escape your pants fall down. On too many buckles undone I guess.
It gets one of the biggest laughs...
Message: Posted by: The Donster (Feb 12, 2005 06:40AM)
There is a lot that can be done.
Message: Posted by: bitterman (Feb 13, 2005 03:34PM)
Harry Anderson has a great gag where he pays the guy to help get him out with a free hand.
Message: Posted by: The Donster (Feb 14, 2005 06:39AM)
Anyone know the lines Harry uses.
Message: Posted by: harris (Feb 25, 2005 02:35PM)
As a M.O.T.(member of the tribe) depending on my audience.

1.This reminds me of when I was 8 days old

Find what works for you.

I used to do puppets till I found out a well known magician was doing a similar bit. Don't think he was a ventriloquist though. These days I use a distant voice to talk to one of my characters off stage.

Actually one of the funniest bits came from him and Gay Blackstone during a feedback session for me during a Magic Idol Session at a IBM Annual Convention.

He/or she gave me two words. ...

FASHION SENSE. Perhaps it was time to update my 70's wardrobe.

Be safe, well and funnnnnnny.

Message: Posted by: Tyler_Magician (Feb 26, 2005 07:13AM)
Here is one I just thought of. You should change it around though- "Don't worry, I have had a lot of practice at home."
Message: Posted by: The Donster (Feb 28, 2005 02:52AM)
I like number 2 from Harris. I hope it is related to the c strap. I might use the idea.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 13, 2009 08:02PM)
(After it is completely on)
"Oh, I forgot, I have to go to the bathroom!"
Message: Posted by: Yehuda (Aug 13, 2009 09:26PM)
Farrell Dillon has a very funny straight jacket routine. Link: http://vimeo.com/5209472 It's at the end, but the whole show is funny so watch the whole thing.

Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 15, 2009 11:25AM)
"Something told me I should have worn my 'Depends' today."