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Swim? Not a Bit, Stranger, but I Reckon if Ye'd Drap me down in the Middle of This Yhur River, I Reach Land ...
A "country bumpkin" meets a "city slicker" in this illustration

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Ernest H. Edison and Steve Porter performing "The Arkansas Traveler (Descriptive Scene)" in 1922

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Some comedy routines become classics. Meetings between "country bumpkins" and "city slickers" provided lots of material for jokes, and became a classic comedy routine. One popular sketch was called "The Arkansas Traveler." It was inspired by an 1852 print that showed a wisecracking, fiddle-player meeting a sophisticated city person. Dramatized, this kind of humorous sketch often included sound effects and music. Can you think of any modern comedy routines that include sound effects and music?
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CREDIT: "Swim? Not a Bit, Stranger, but I Reckon if Ye'd Drap me down in the Middle of This Yhur River, I Reach Land ..." 1887?. Cabinet of American Illustration, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: Edison, Ernest H. and Porter, Steve, performers. "The Arkansas Traveler (Descriptive Scene)." Recorded 1922. The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920, Library of Congress.