[9] Garfield in Paradise, in 1986, was the last recorded time he used his signature phrase. In 2014 he produced and directed the smash-hit "I’ll Say She Is", the first ever revival of the Marx Brothers hit 1924 Broadway show in the NY International Fringe Festival. Various ", and Frank would bellow, "Oo-oo-oo-ooh, DO they!" The perfect Yes FrankNelson HotDogs Animated GIF for your conversation. catchphrase, as part of the fast-food chain's highly successful "You Deserve a Break Today" vacation sweepstakes promotional campaign, in which he played an over-the-top passport agent. He’s that guy who had endless cameos and guest shots on sit-coms and commercials, who made a career out of saying “EEE-Yeeeeeesssssss?” He’d gotten his start doing this turn on Jack Benny’s radio show in the 40s (and later the tv version), a la: Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. ", and sometimes referred to as "The Obnoxious Yes Guy" by Homer, is a resident of Springfield. Nelson's trademark greeting was a loud, drawn-out “Yeeeeesss? In 1954, he narrated Walter Lantz's cartoon short Dig That Dog. He also served as national president of AFTRA (a performers union) between 1954 and 1957. He also did a cameo appearance on the December 5, 1981 episode of Saturday Night Live as a newsstand vendor, when Tim Curry was the guest host. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Trav has been in the vanguard of New York’s vaudeville and burlesque scenes since 1995 when he launched his company Mountebanks, presenting hundreds of acts ranging from Todd Robbins to Dirty Martini to Tammy Faye Starlite to the Flying Karamazov Brothers. He’d gotten his start doing this turn on Jack Benny’s radio show in the 40s (and later the tv version), a la: In the 1950s he was frequently on I Love Lucy. In 1926, at age 15, Nelson played the role of a 30-year-old man in a radio series broadcast from the then-5,000-watt KOA (AM) radio station serving the Denver, Colorado market. Voiced by [3] Apu considers the Yes Guy to be very, very funny. He is known for bellowing “Eeeh-Ye-e-e-es? This wasn’t just luck — he was very funny. The Yes Guy, possibly named Frank Nelson-Type, but normally referred to as "That Annoying Guy Who Always Says "Eeeh-Ye-e-e-es?" View all posts by travsd. !” This was often augmented with a sarcastic "OoOOOoooh!" To find out more about show business past and present, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. Details Duration: 2.803 sec Dimensions: 498x373 Created: 5/15/2020, 6:43:31 PM. The writers made a quick change to the script, and later, when Benny approached Nelson and asked if he were the doorman, the latter replied, "Well, who do you think I am in this uniform? Learn how your comment data is processed. #yes; #sweet; #Hell-Yes; #Pump-It catchphrase. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. [15] He was also parodied in the Merrie Melodies cartoon "Canary Row". The Yes Guy He always says "Yeeeeeeeees" that might be his catchphrase. Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/The_Yes_Guy?oldid=918434. or That Jerk That Goes '"Eeeh-Ye-e-e-es? - Duration: 14:34. "Mayored to the Mob" has been parodied frequently in film, radio and television, most notably with the character on The Simpsons called the "Frank Nelson Type" (aka "Yes Guy"). The Yes Guy is a tribute to character actor Frank Nelson, and his familiar persona on The Jack Benny Program (modified for appearances on I Love Lucy, The Flintstones, Sanford and Son, Garfield & Friends, and others). [8], Toward the end of his life, Nelson enjoyed some newfound stardom among a younger generation of fans. (www.travsd.com) is best known for his books "No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous" (2005) and "Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube" (2013). Benny, who collapsed in laughter (as did the audience), later cited it as one of the longest laughs ever on his show. Here’s four of his turns from Sanford and Son from the 1970s – -essentially the same thing he’d done for Benny two and three decades earlier. Change ). ( Log Out /  He also appears in The Simpsons: Tapped Out has a character for your Springfield. ", and sarcastic responses like, after being asked at an airport ticket counter if he was the ticket clerk, "No, I'm a 747 with a moustache. [citation needed], In addition to his onscreen work, Nelson was an in-demand voiceover artist for animated cartoons. During the call, he used his catchphrase (and a "No" version of it) several times.[4]. [1] He was entombed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale. Nelson performed on a number of Hollywood-based radio shows during this time, including Fibber McGee and Molly, and did radio work well into the late 1950s, on the few shows that remained on the air, including dramatic roles on such programs as Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. The Yes Guy, possibly named Frank Nelson-Type, but normally referred to as "That Annoying Guy Who Always Says "Eeeh-Ye-e-e-es?" He is known for bellowing “Eeeh-Ye-e-e-es? For example, needing airline tickets, Benny would call the ticket agent, "Oh Mister? catchphrase. When Lisa was put on trial for teaching fellow students about Darwin, Yes Guy was juror number twelve. Occupation And he was still rocking it in the 80s, when he did a memorable series of McDonald’s commercials. Status [12] Nelson's appearance and mannerisms were also parodied multiple times in the Disney Afternoon series TaleSpin, with Nelson represented by a large hippopotamus in a suit. Discover and Share the best GIFs on Tenor. [1] He is often seen working at Costington's department store, and is apparently on good terms with Mr. Costington. Today is the birthday of Frank Nelson (1911-1986). - Duration: 3:04. Writer and performer Trav S.D. You just THINK you don’t know who he is. He’s that guy who had endless cameos and guest shots on sit-coms and commercials, who made a career out of saying “EEE-Yeeeeeesssssss?”. Nelson appeared as various characters during all seasons of I Love Lucy (most notably game show host Freddie Fillmore) before beginning the recurring role as the character Ralph Ramsey, after the Ricardos moved to Westport, Connecticut in 1957. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. ( Log Out /  [1], Nelson was not as prolific in motion pictures as he was in radio and television, but he occasionally appeared in variations of his oily clerk characterization. In television cartoons, he made several appearances on The Flintstones, Calvin and the Colonel, The Jetsons, and (as Governor Wetworth) on The Snorks, among other programs. [citation needed], After Jack Benny, Nelson continued to work in sitcoms in similar roles, most notably in The Hank McCune Show and I Love Lucy. The Yes Guy also once worked for the reality show Frame Up, where he pretended to take a phone call from the governor regarding whether a condemned Homer should be reprieved. Hair From 1981 to 1986, he appeared in a string of popular commercials for McDonald's doing his trademark "EEE-Yeeeeeeeeesssss?" Frank Brandon Nelson (May 6, 1911 – September 12, 1986) was an American comedic actor best known for playing put-upon foils on radio and television, and especially for his "EEE-Yeeeeeeeeesssss?" ", and sometimes referred to as "The Obnoxious Yes Guy" by Homer, is a resident of Springfield. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Mister?" The character would follow up that memorable introduction with dry wisecracks, and it never went out of style. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. When Homer asked the Yes Guy why he talked like that, Yes Guy responded with, “I had a stro-o-oke!”. First appearance [5] An especially noteworthy example occurred on the episode that aired Jan. 8, 1950. [13][14] The Daily Show often featured a Nelson impression by host Jon Stewart after a setup clip, often "Yeeesss?" !” in a rising inflection, and appears to be highly eccentric in both his speech and appearance. Nelson's sudden appearances usually led to spontaneous laughter or applause on the part of the audience. ( Log Out /  [10][11] Nelson shares a columbarium niche with his longtime friend and fellow radio actor, Hanley Stafford, both men having been married to radio actress and singer Veola Vonn. He further appeared in The New Phil Silvers Show[7] and The Addams Family in the 1960s[citation needed], and Sanford and Son during the 1970s. His distinctive appearance and manner of saying "yes?" You just THINK you don’t know who he is. A Brazilian doppelganger of the Yes Guy can be seen in the episode "Blame It on Lisa," uttering a Portuguese variation of the catchphrase: "Eeh-Sí-íí-íí-ííííí"?! He also appears memorably in So You Want to Know Your Relatives, a Joe McDoakes spoof of This Is Your Life; Nelson plays the master of ceremonies, happily ushering unsavory guests onstage. He also provided voices for animated series such as The Flintstones, Mister Magoo, The Jetsons, Dinky Dog, and The Snorks. Early in the show, announcer Don Wilson mispronounced columnist Drew Pearson's name as "Poo Drearson," which got a big laugh. !” in a rising inflection, … [1] The first sponsored radio show he appeared in to reach a national market was Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel,[1] a situation comedy radio show that aired from November 28, 1932, to May 22, 1933, starring two of the Marx Brothers, Groucho and Chico, and written primarily by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman.[2]. Dan Castellaneta. Nelson first found fame as the put-upon foil to Jack Benny on Benny's radio show during the 1940s and 1950s. His other catchphrase, that would be worked into every routine, would have Benny asking something mundane, such as, "Do these shirts come in a medium? 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