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This article is from the Firesign Theatre: Lexicon FAQ, by Niles D. Ritter ritter@earthlink.net with numerous contributions by others.

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NANCY: Also known as Melanie Haber, Audrey Farber, Susan
Underhill,and... Betty Jo Bialowsky! {NICK DANGER}'s old college beau,
in "Cut 'em off at the Past!". Her name is a {BEATLES} reference.
Tom Teslacle names his "Automated Pushover" after Nancy, based on
{TESLACLE'S DEVIANT}, a corollary to {FUDD'S LAW}, in {BOZO}.
Also, in British Slang Nancy is a prostitute or loose woman. "Comes in
and goes out like anything!"

NASI GOERING: An FT song. Also a type of dutch food, apparently:

Nasi Goreng..."A Spicy Dutch Treat"
Indonesian Rice, vegetables and pork, with a fried egg and
Kroepoek

NICK DANGER: A private-eye, made popular in the FT play,"Nick Danger,
Third Eye", on the {TWO PLACES} album, and in the video episode, "The
Case 0f the Missing {YOLKS}". His Japanese counterpart is {YOUNG GUY},
Motor Detective! He is tied to George {TIREBITER} via {ANCHOVIES},
which George doesn't like on his {PIZZA}s. He is also tied to {BOZO}s
when the Whisperin' Squash suggests to {CLEM} that he could "Cut Em'
Off at the Past". Parts of the "Cut 'Em Off at the Past" episode are
conjectured to have been influenced by Philip K. Dicks 1962 novel,
_The Man In The High Castle_, which also used the {I CHING}.

NOT INSANE: The reason you should have voted for {PAPOON}, rather than
those other {BERZERKERS} and {BOZO}S. He's not insane! Refers also to
the FT's album of the same name. Crazy {ROCKY} also said, "I'm not
insane!" in the {YOLKS} video.

The 1960 Lenny Bruce album "Togetherness" contains a bit called "Our
Governers." On it, Lenny does a surreal take on a supposedly real
comment made by "Gov. Long" (probably Earl Long of Louisiana). The gov.
apparently said, on the campaign trail, "I'M NOT A NUT!!!!!!--which
Lenny really admires as a political slogan, adding: "I DON'T WET THE
BED---ELECT ME!"

Also: George McGovern's original 1972 running mate, Thomas Eggleton, who
was dropped from the ticket when revelations of earlier psychiatric
analysis came out. The comments at the time referred to the fact that
whatever had been wrong with him had been cured...thus he was now
diagnosed as "Not Insane".

 

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