I have been a fan of The Smothers Brothers from the moment I first heard them. The banter between them is so easy ... which makes sense, they being brothers and all. My humor, at least the parts that go for the easy stupid joke, was inspired by Tommy.
Anyway, I think my favorite recorded skit from them is a piece about John Henry. It's a song and story that just about everyone knows. But Tommy's storytelling is fantastic. And, if you listen closely, you can hear Dick caught off-guard ... something I'm sure that happened a lot during their many years of performing together.
Here, for you, is "The Saga Of John Henry" as performed by Tom and Dick Smothers. I hope you like it as much as I do.