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The Sad But True Story Of Bird And Macdonald
By 1980, Bird & Macdonald were well on their way to being a unique
comedy act. Combining music with a very sick sense of humor, their parodies and
rap songs were played by radio celebrities like Dr. Demento and Dave Pratt.
Their "Candy Wrapper" song hit the charts just in time for the Hershey Candy
Company to sue them in Federal Court for trademark infringement. Their "Fish
Rap" was borrowed by another comedian and turned into the hit novelty song "The
Dave Pratt of KUPD in Arizona locked himself in the studio and played "Candy
Wrapper" 99 times in a row and was later called to Washington to apologize to
the FCC. "Shotgun" Tom Kelly of KGB in San Diego played the same song and
received the largest fine in radio history
(probably only topped recently by shock-jock Howard Stern).
Always a day late and a dollar short, Bird and Macdonald fizzled out after a ten
year partnership leaving behind disappointed fans, a pending movie deal and a
number of groupies with an assortment of exotic and mysterious diseases. Bird
pursued an acting career but never landed "the big part." Macdonald lost most of
his hair and has a really big part. They broke up a year before the comedy boom
of the early 90's. Bird & Macdonald were before their time.
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great CD's and DVD's.
We also carry Mac Macdonald,
who has carried on the tradition of the famous duo he was part of.
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