4th July 08:06
Some funny "Jump the Shark" comments on Kiners Corner
These are funny!
First Show 1962
Slot Day Various
Slot Time Various
Jumped The Shark when... Votes
Never Jumped 19
Never jumped. Still a thoroughly entertaining end to any Mets game,
win or lose.
One of the finest comedies ever to air on public television,
intentional or not.
Ralph called Hubie Brooks "Mookie" for an entire show once. God bless
This show never jumped the shark. The sheer brilliance of allowing
Ralph to prattle on in malaprop heaven makes this pure genius since
1962. Who can ever forget the hijinks which would invariably ensue
when Gary Carter ("Cooper to Ralph") or Sid Fernandez (Hernandez to
our host) would appear, or back in the old days when both Bob and Ken
Forsch were pitching in the NL? Finally from the wayback machine, who
can forget Ralph asking Choo Choo Coleman about his wife? Ralph:
What's your wife's name and what's she like? Choo Choo: Her name's
Mrs. Coleman and she likes me. Classic, untouchable brilliance from
the cheesy set to the besotted host.
Kiner's Korner never jumped. But I don't want non New Yorkers to
mistake's Ralph's habit of getting names wrong and misspeaking as a
sign of stupidity. He is a very bright guy, and brilliant baseball
man. And he is modest to a fault. He rarely talks about his own Hall
of Fame career. My favorite moment was when he had Mookie Wilson and
Danny Heep on the show. Heep, who is white, was wearing that black
stuff under his eyes that many players wear. So Ralph said "Danny has
that black stuff to cut down on glare. He's not trying to look like
Mookie." Classic Ralph!
What about when Ralph had Darryl Boston on the show and called him
Darryl Strawberry 5 times?
Ralph Kiner to Cleon Jones, who had feet problems: "How are your feet"
Cleon: "My feets is feelin' well"
Who can forget the appearance of Lenny Dykstra's mom during the 1986
season? At first I thought I was watching a drastically aged Cyndi
My favorite Kiner line was when he asked Mookie if Doug Sisk's sinkers
were hanging because "he was holding his balls to tight"
it's "her names Mrs Coleman and she likes me,BUB." The Bub is the
icing on the cake...
One time he announced "today is Father's Day, so to all you fathers
out there, Happy Birthday." He said during a Mets game, not a KK
episode, but it's worth remembering. My most vivid KK memory is when
Expos pitcher Dan Schatzeder got mad at Ralph because he couldn't
pronounce his name. He continuously called him Shatner. Maybe he
thought he was talking to Captian Kirk. Kiner and Phil Rizzuto were
the broadcasters of my youth. They weren't great and they botched the
language quite a bit, but I really miss those Huckleberries.
Wow! I was amazed that this was even listed on Jump the Shark. I
couldn't stop laughing at all the mis-quotes poor Ralph would say. I
think that line with Choo-Choo Coleman is still hysterical after all
these years. Kiner's Korner was always a must see after every
televised Met's game. God Bless you Ralph! And as always "LET'S GO
Kiner's Korner was great! WWOR (Channel 9) consistently put garbage on
the air and KK was no exception, except for the fact it was somewhat
entertaining watching mastodon-headed beige-suited Ralph with his
flubs and foibles. I can't remember exactly, I think he was
interviewing Juan Samuel after he was traded to the Mets and Ralph not
only called him by some other name, if he didn't actually call him
Samuel Juan, but he forget his own name! "Welcome everybody to Kiner's
Korner, I'm ... (looks for a loooooong moment at the screen and then
turns to his guest) we have a guest on the show." Ralph was the
definition of a trooper.
When I was a kid Ralph would end each show with "and if you can't make
it out to the ball park we hope to see y'all right back out there."
Awesome quotes! Kiner's Korner was and is konsistant. No, it never
jumped. My favorite quote: Ralph always confused Mets catcher Ron
Hodges with the late great Gil Hodges. Once, during the highlight
portion of the show Ralph called a Ron Hodges homerun "...the game
winning homerun by Gil Hodges...damn it, I always do that!"
Hi! And welcome to Korner's Kiner! Yup, you guessed it -- poor Ralph
was also mildly dyslexic. But I loved this show, Yankee and Met games
and postgames were a key part of my childhood. Anyone remember when
Rizzuto was reading Bill White's cue card, and said, "Hi, I'm Bill
White?" You can't make this stuff up.
Ralph says to the ever-grinning Nails, Lenny Dykstra: Lenny, your
mother is a very attractive woman and that never hurts
Kiner's Korner never jumped the shark. Everyone's recollections of Mr.
Kiner's "Kinerisms" are wonderful and hysterical! Do you remember when
Mr. Kiner, during a Met-Pirate game, exclaimed excitedly, "And here
comes Pirate catcher 'Mel' Ott into home with the tying run!"? (FYI,
the Pirate catcher was ED Ott, not MEL Ott, who played for the old NY
Giants against Mr. Kiner and the Pirates many years before.) Of
course, I've always loved Mr. Kiner's "unique" pronunciation of
unusual baseball names, such as: Dan Billardello, Joaquim Andujar,
Jorge Roque, John Boccabella, Argenis Salazar and Coco Laboy to name
but a few. Long live Ralph Kiner!!!
KK never jumped! In the late 80's, early 90's I always wanted to hear
Ralph say, "And Nick Esasky is tagged out by Mackey Sasser!" Ralph
always knew his baseball, but had some problems with peoples names.
LET'S GO METS!!
4th July 08:07
Some funny "Jump the Shark" comments on Kiners Corner
My all time favorite:
Ralph was talking about Rusty Staub soon after the Mets acquired him from
Montreal. He said he had talked to Rusty and the conversation got around to
why he left Houston (when he started with the Astros). Ralph says " . . .
and Rusty told me how he was getting tired of his wife in Houston." Rusty
actually said he was getting tired of his LIFE in Houston!
PS - That should have been a red flag for Ralph. The phrases "Rusty Staub"
and "Wife" will never be used in the same sentence.