Back in the day, long before I discovered WFMU and other weird radio stations, I caught The Avalanches' music video for Frontier Psychiatrist (YouTube link) on MTV, and I was immediately hooked by its bizarre beauty. And memorable lines like "That boy needs therapy" and "And he also made false teeth" were stuck in my head ever since. Many of those were sampled from the 1959 comedy piece "Frontier Psychiatrist" by Wayne and Shuster, Canadian pioneers of live radio comedy. In an attempt to finally get all of these quotes out of my head, here it is: Wayne and Shuster - Frontier Psychiatrist (MP3).
Apart from cowboys and psychiatrists, Wayne and Shuster referenced Shakespeare, TV, Baseball, Sir Francis Bacon, Julius Caesar, and much more. If you think you can handle it, you can purchase a best-of compilation on CD or 4 cassettes. And if you want to see what they looked like on TV, here are a few more links: Candid Criminal on the Dinah Shore Show (YouTube link) | The Shakespearean Baseball Game (link to script and streaming video) | Rinse The Blood Off My Toga (link to streaming video)