Theremin is Wayne and Schuster Sketch

Posted: 9/8/2008 9:40:44 PM

From: Alberta Canada

Joined: 1/5/2008

Even though I've been a fan for ages, I just now realized that a theremin is heard in the classic Wayne and Schuster Shakespearian Baseball Skatech. I'm almost entirely certain that it is a theremin that begins playing when Wayne is hit on the head by a baseball.
Luckily theres a link available on youtube!
Posted: 9/9/2008 7:07:03 PM

From: Toledo, Ohio United States of America

Joined: 2/22/2006

How Hilarious! I guess I was to young to remember seeing these great skit comics.
I think that the head-bump-sound could indeed be a Theremin, or perhaps, an expertly played theatrical slide whistle, or even an Ondes Martinet.

Good Luck!

Posted: 9/10/2008 7:38:53 AM
Brian R

From: Somerville, MA

Joined: 10/7/2005

I have to wonder... from the sheer regularity of the vibrato (and stable intonation on the sustained pitches), I suspect it's an analog synthesizer patched to imitate a theremin. (And none too shabby, I must say.)

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