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[24 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,923 views]
Weekend OTR — Bob Burns Show

It should come as no surprise that old time radio personalities from the Natural State are viewed favorably here at First Arkansas News.
While Lum and Abner are generally the sentimental favorites in these parts, comedian Bob Burns deserves some attention, as well. The Van Buren native is perhaps best known for his invention of the bazooka (a ridiculous instrument made from a whiskey funnel and a couple of pipes and, yes, the namesake of a tank-bashing weapon from World War II) and portraying the more backward elements of rural Arkansas.
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