Words of Wisdom From
"Don't you change the dial..."
"The Godmother" was a popular
comedy segment seen almost weekly on NBC's The Bobby Darin Amusement
Company (summer of 1972) and The Bobby Darin Show (Jan-April 1973.)
Riding high on the success of the film "The Godfather," the segments
consisted of interviews in a question and answer format with "The
Godmother" (Bobby), "a noted authority on many subjects" by series
regular Geoff Edwards.
Love, sex, marriage, money, child care.....no
topic was too challenging for The Godmother, who offered "her" pearls
of wisdom to the audience, in between "her" flirtations with "Cutesy
The writers of The Bobby Darin Show
included Charles Issacs, Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein, Jack Manrahan,
Don Sherman, Sidney Miller, Alan Thicke, Neal Marshall, Saul Illson
, Ernest Chambers and Bobby Darin.
THE GODMOTHER: (Smiling, holding bomb) "Oh, Please stay tuned for the second half
of the show, yes you gonna enjoy it, I know it! And if you don't stay tuned, I know
where you live and I'm gonna come over an fix the ignition in your car!"
THE GODMOTHER: Go ahead, more! I wanna hear more questions!
Geoff: Alright, this is...
THE GODMOTHER: (pinching Geoff's cheek) OH BELLO! Go ahead!
Geoff: This from a woman from California, it's very serious....
THE GODMOTHER: (getting serious) Oh sure!
Geoff: "My son is a chronic bedwetter, what should I do?"
THE GODMOTHER: Ah, and you say the lady lives in-a California?
Geoff: California, yes...
THE GODMOTHER: Well, thats very simple, all you do is, no more, you let him sleep in the bed, let him sleep in the swimming pool, huh?..then he can do what he wants and nobody knows the difference!
Don't invite nobody swimming...but that's ok...go ahead, next question!
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Geoff: (Looking at clipboard) Okay,"What is your feeling
about all the nudity we see
in the movies?"
THE GODMOTHER: Yes, that's terrible! That's a-
Last week, I'm not
kidding you, Geoff, you dont mind if I call you Geoff?
Geoff: No, thanks.
THE GODMOTHER: Good,it's so nice to hear...
, yes I like
Last week, I go to the movies, huh..I'm not kidding you, I go
to the movies
I see ***GASP*** the theatre with bodies wrapped around each other, with hugging
and biting and scratching!
Geoff: Wow, what was the name of that picture?
THE GODMOTHER: I never saw the picture, that was happening in the lobby!
I jumped right in there! Hee hee hee!! OOOO,I love it!
Geoff: Godmother, we got a final question here...
THE GODMOTHER: Yes!! I'm excited!
Geoff: This final question, a listener from Texas writes and he says "Dear Godmother".....
THE GODMOTHER: Ahh cute.
Geoff:(laughing)"I bet your personal love life with The Godfather has been good and I..."
THE GODMOTHER: You betta your goo-gootz Texas it's been good! Oh yes, no question
about that... it's been a wonderful life for the three of us.
Geoff: The three of you?
THE GODMOTHER: Oh yes... me, The Godfather and Nunizio.
Geoff: Who's Nunizio?
THE GODMOTHER: Nunizio's my body guard!
Geoff: Ahh I see.. he protects you from the outside world, right?
THE GODMOTHER: Oh no, he protects me from The Godfather!
The Godfather's a sex fiend!!!
That's all-a-men think about one thing nasty nasty! That's a no exception, they gotta one track mind! (Looking at Geoff) But for you I make an exception, you cutesy! You got any more questions?
Geoff: Yeah, where's Nunizio?
THE GODMOTHER: (climbing on Geoff's lap) Don't worry about Nunizio! He'll be
watching me! OH I like it! You a good boy!
Geoff: Alright, our first question comes
from Teeneck, New Jersey...
THE GODMOTHER: Nice Place! We got friends
there. Go ahead!
Geoff: It says "Dear Godmother..."
Ooo, Say it again, linguini lips,(Patting Geoff on knee)
I love the way it sounds....the way you say "Godmother",
Ooo-Ooo..makes my pantyhose
go boom ba boom-boom!
Geoff: Okay Godmother...
THE GODMOTHER: You gotta question, today?
Geoff: Yes we do...
THE GODMOTHER: Good.
a listener writes..
THE GODMOTHER: YES
Geoff: "Dear Godmother"..
THE GODMOTHER: Sure!
Geoff: "I would like.."
THE GODMOTHER: (affectionately) Say it again! Let
me hear it one more time......
Geoff: Alright, "Dear Godmother"...
THE GODMOTHER: You make-a my garter belt
go SNAP-A-SNAP! YES!!!
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