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In this irreverent and warmly silly ode to America’s number one G-man, longtime comic collaborators Harry Shearer (This is Spinal Tap, The Simpsons) and Tom Leopold (Seinfeld, Cheers) gathered up a veritable who’s who of American comic voice talent-from Dan Castellaneta to Christopher Guest and Annette O’Toole. Together they deliver a rousing send-up of the modern American musical. Sounding as Tin Pan Alley as humanly possible, Kelsey Grammer, as the FBI’s foundering director, J. Edgar Hoover, and John Goodman, as Hoover’s protégé, Clyde Tolson, happily sing their hearts and lungs out on their way to taking modern American history to new hilarious heights. Biting satire never sounded so in tune.
- Writer's Guild of America Award, Best Radio Comedy, 1994
"...the inspired silliness of the premise, the able cast, and direction by Shearer carry the day." (L.A. Weekly)
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- K. Davis
Funny because it's true
funny because it's true.."So do you think this McCarthy fellow is going to be around awhile."
"Listen to mr. Hoover, I don't hitch my wagon to just any starter but he's got a real fire in his belly for the commies and the degenerate fellow Travelers.
"Great! if it's one thing, I'll be called by my party name."
"I'm sorry, can I get you another drink, Mary!."