Back in the Laugh-In days, Lily
Tomlin gave us the snorting phone operator, Ernestine, and the raspberry-blowing
Edith Ann. Shed go on to appear in dozens of films, television sitcoms,
and one-woman Broadway shows that astonished theatergoers and critics
alike. An array of hilarious and touching characters, all Lily Tomlinone
in the same. Most sketch comedy has no intelligence behind it,
she said. I want a glimmer of hope, a little spirit.
As the insightful Edith Ann points out, The problem
with being a kid like me is you've got your whole life ahead of you.
Lily Tomlin is the first to admit that when she was a youngster in Detroitwith
her whole life ahead of hershe had a strange fascination with
the stuff advertised in the back of comic books. Things like itching powder
and hand buzzers. She bought em all. Sometimes she skipped school
to do chores for the neighbors. The income supported the comic-book, gizmo
This is a Recording, Polydor, 1971, LP.
And That's The Truth, Polydor, 1972, LP.
Lily Tomlin On Stage, Arista Records, 1977,