A Prairie Home Companion
A Prairie Home Companion is a recorded live show featuring comedy sketches, music and more from host Garrison Keillor and company.
"Last Saturday night, people in Lake Wobegon ate supper on their porches and went outside after the sun went down, in their shirtsleeves, and walked out under the full moon." Earl and Ruby Dickmeyer plan a trip to visit their daughter Debbie in Fort Myers, Earl's "World's Largest Pile of Burlap Bags" attracts international acclaim, and Ruby and Sister Arvonne argue about the latest selection for the ladies' book club, in a monologue from October 1997.
"Summer has come on, the raspberries are ripe, there are hummingbirds everywhere -- it's been getting warm and humid here." Wally brings a case of mead to the Sidetrack Tap, the parents of Lake Wobegon deal with high school and college students who are home for the summer, and the perfect cover story for laziness, in a monologue from June 2013.
"We came to Minnesota from California to simplify our lives, but maybe we forgot something..." -- A message from the Catchup Advisory Board.
"It's good to be here in Hollywood, especially if you grew up evangelical, it makes it more meaningful..."
"It was a beautiful, beautiful summer day, one of those perfect summer days that we think are rare, and actually they are not. And, anyway, how many do we deserve, I mean, how many do we expect as our due?" The host delivers his final update from his hometown, describes reading and playing baseball in his younger days, recalls a few of the town's residents who've passed away, ponders his legacy as a writer, and offers a few limericks to live by.
"So, so beautiful, what a beautiful week of summer. This green all around us and this blue sky and these big white puffy clouds, like a picture that you would have made in the 4th grade with your crayons and been so proud of." Pastor Liz takes a group of teenagers on a Boundary Waters canoe trip, leads a "Kumbaya" sing-along, and tells them about her favorite boyfriend.