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Archive for April, 2011

Martin Z. Mollusk Creeps Again on May 5th; Ted Prior News

Because of his advanced age, MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK will receive a comprehensive physical check up prior to his annual creep on May 5th at the 9th St. Beach at 11 a.m. His blood pressure, vital signs and shell will be tested by Dr.Ernest Frankenstein assisted by two nurses. The testing has been ordered by NASCRAB, the National Association of Crab Activities at the Beach. This is the same organization that sanctions all Ocean City crab activities including the Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant and Hermit Crab Races. “Martin is over 100 in Hermit Crab years,” notes Mark Soifer, NASCRAB Chairman, Martin’s spiritual advisor and chef and City Public Relations Director. “We don’t want to put him under too much stress. It would be bad publicity if he expired at the beach.” But not to... Read More


Despite the weather, we were able to sandwich in the Doo Dah Parade between a morning drizzle and late afternoon rain storm. (Thank you Dean Schofield.) It was a windy event, to say the least but that didn’t stop the marchers or affect the enthusiasm of our PieAscoites who plastered each other in front of the Music Pier as a tribute to Soupy Sales. Meadowlark Lemon was a gracious grand marshal. He was accompanied in the Parade by a band playing Sweet Georgia Brown, the theme song of Meadowlark’s Harlem Globe Trotters. Meadowlark ended the day at the Tabernacle Youth Center where he presented an inspirational talk to a mixed audience of children and adults. He concluded his talk on the Youth Center basketball court where he demonstrated some of the finer... Read More

Meadowlark Lemon leads Doo Dah Saturday after Basset Olympics, Comedy Revue Friday

Meadowlark Lemon, the legendary Clown Prince of Basketball, famous for his skill and humor as a member of the Harlem Globe Trotters, will be grand marshal of the City’s 26th Annual Doo Dah Parade on Saturday. Meadowlark traveled over 5 million miles and participated in more than 16,000 basketball games in 100 countries as a 25 year member of the Globe Trotters. He was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2003 and received the NBA Lifetime Achievement- Jim Bunn Award in 2,000. He is also a member of the International Clown Hall of Fame, a tribute to his comedic talents. At 78, Meadowlark still plays basketball with his own team, has a ministry and is active in numerous charitable organizations. He is frequently in movies and on television. Just three... Read More

The Orgins and Development of the Doo Dah-Earth Day Weekend

Over the past 26 years, the Doo Dah Parade has expanded into a Weekend Celebration of Mirth and Earth. What began as a take-off on California’s spoof of the Rose Bowl with unusual brigades has developed into a unique celebration of humor available only in Ocean City. One element that has added to the event is the honoring of legendary comedians who serve as grand marshals in the Parade and appear in a comedy show. These have included Carol Channing, Mickey Rooney, Soupy Sales, Edie Adams, Bill Dana, Larry Storch, Shelly Berman, Dr. Irwin Corey, Charlie Callas, Zacherly, Frank Gorshen, Joe Franklin, Jay North (Dennis the Menace) and this year the Clown Prince of Basketball and America’s Ambassador to the World, Meadowlark Lemon. We also honored W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello and... Read More