But before we quite get to it (Fester can you dust off the screen please? Thanks, I'll get everyone another round... oh where are those mixed nuts?).
As I was saying, before we get to it I want to give the littlest bit of an explanation for anyone who might not get the joke here (if you already do, just jump to the video with my apologies. Here's some Chex mix).
I saw looks of utter bafflement on most of our guests' faces over Hallowe'en during this sketch; but I saw very fine smiles of recognition and amusement in some faces.
I think a little exposition might help you find your way into the latter group.
See, there's this really infamous recording that's been floating around the world since the '70s, of the great Orson Welles suffering a disdainful, self-important and hilarious meltdown during a recording session for various food products.
The whole story (so far as is known) behind the incident can be read here, and (most of) the original recording here. You should probably take five minutes and familiarize yourself with the hilarity.
Remember too, that this was not the magnificently brilliant bastard of his glory days:
No, this was quite a bit later, when he was this bastard -- though still brilliant and utterly mad:
Okay, so this 'Orson Welles Tape', or 'Frozen Peas Tape' has been memorialized in pop media in numerous references over the years, most notably in a fantastically accurate (if cleaned up for cartoon-watching kids) and hip episode of Pinky & The Brain.
Well(es), since I'd already recorded the Raven's 'Welles-ish' voice for other routines, I thought a meager, shortened reference of my own couldn't hurt anything.
Ladies and gentlemen (and whatever else you are), I present the Pirates, Nevermore the Raven, and the Lean Bros. & Ghoul in
The Headless Orson!
I regret not using "always -- p-past that!" and "Yyesss!" from the original... but there are more Hallowe'ens to come -- I don't want to use it all up for a single display.
By the way, that's Kay Starr singing with Billy Butterfield's band in 1949.
DDSPeas... a big dish of peas...