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Stay tuned for more Bob & Ray humor

The New! Improved! Bob & Ray Book, by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 221 pp. $14.95. If, like Garrison Keillor in his introduction to the Bob & Ray book, you are a Bob & Ray fan, you'll enjoy Mr. Keillor's affecting, sentimental probing into his own fan status.

This radio team has kept audiences tuned in for 39 years, a record that would be remarkable if they weren't so remarkably funny. Their routines -- inventive, witty, relentless -- build up steam to a final explosion of laughter. Here, in easy-to-read type, you can catch up on Shaky Dopflyer, Wally Ballou, the Right Honorable Hummerback, Lawyer Pardew, and Jasper Witherspoon.

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Or, better still, check out Clinker University, and discover just exactly what is going on in Torpid, W.Va.

Also, please remember the Friendly National Chemical Loan & Trust Company. It has moved its Wall Street branch to Delancey Street and now wants to be known as the Canal Street branch. Oh, well.

Bob & Ray scripts are the next best thing to Bob & Ray -- turn the pages as you stay tuned.

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