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I Can’t Believe I Ate The Whole Thing is another strong release for Rudy Ray. This album contains some of his best jokes (track 1 and track 8) as well as some of the comedy stylings of Lady Reed. While his toasts are not on par with the ones from Eat Out More Often, he gets extra credit from branching out into some unique rhyming structures.
Hit Her With a Rock
Rudy Ray opens with two of my favorite jokes. I ain’t lyin!
Another one of my favorites and a rare use of the term “piss trough,” something that most men have had the unfortunate pleasure to use.
Smells Like He's Spoiled
Still killing the crowd with basic jokes. No shit.
As Much Ass
The final joke sounds like the bar scene from Smokey and The Bandit.
For his first toast on the album, Rudy Ray uses the same basic formula made famous in Dolemite. This particular version was sampled heavily by Two Live Crew on their album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be.
La Toscha Tay
Rudy lays another toast on a particularly pleased audience member who mumbles in approval throughout the whole performance. For me, this is one of his most interesting because he used the same long-A rhyme scheme throughout.
Romeo and Juliet
A few spare jokes lead into a duet between Lady Reed (Queen Bee) and Rudy Ray. This toast is another one that was sampled by Two Live Crew on their album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be. There are three distinct examples within the first minute of the performance.
Everybody Kneeling Ain't Prayin'
These series of jokes appear to be the opening to a separate performance, which opens with the often-sampled line, “I want you to get ready to get on, cause I got some ole nasty-ass shit to talk tonite!”
Another classic that I’ve been known to tell myself. The key to it is to tell it exactly the way Rudy Ray does, being sure to pronounce it “Herkaleez.”
This joke was later reused in Dolemite II: The Human Tornado.
The single strangest joke Rudy Ray ever told.
The joke about the Marines makes me laugh because he forgets to use the voice during the punchline.
A quick toast, again deviating from the AA BB rhyme structure Rudy Ray typically used. Here he rhymes entire verses, often for 5 lines or more.
In much the same way Redd Foxx would tour with LaWanda Page, Rudy Ray often would relinquish the mic to Lady Reed, The Queen of the Party Records.
Lady Reed preaches about the “United Whores”.
I Never Did It Before
“Don’t tell nobody!” The background singers are fantastic… and if I’m not mistaken, I think Rudy Ray is singing along as well.
These series of jokes are introduced by a short toast about Petey Wheatstraw. And what’s with that guy at the beginning? “I’m a dog. Bow wow.”
Hoochie Coochie Papa
Rudy Ray concludes this album with a song. His voice is a perfect match to the walking-bass blues.