Charley Weaver's Letters from Mamma Author:Cliff Arquette From coast to coast more people are keeping their television sets on much later, more nights because of Cliff Arquette. — A regular on NBC's "Jack Paar Show," Cliff's meteoric rise to fame among late evening watchers is the result of his portrayal of a likable old codger Charley Weaver, who hails from Mount Idy, and reads side-splitting letters f... more »rom his "Mamma."
These letters are a complete report on the doin's in the old home town. Through the magic of television, and now the pages of this book, Charley's "Mamma" has made real people out of Birdie Rodd, Grandpa Ogg, Elsie Krack, Dr. Beemish and all the others. Real people and normal people. Normal except that the darndest things happen to them!
As Jack Paar says, "Charley Weaver is a witch. He knows more about comedy than anyone alive, which he isn't.... Old Charley not only gets laughs on a Monday night but he gets them all during Lent ... even when we are playing to a convention of Martian undertakers who have just heard bad news. That's witchcraft!"