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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: John Mulaney attends 'In & Of Itself' Opening Night - Arrivals at Daryl Roth Theatre on April 12, 2017 in New York City; LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Tom Jones performs on stage during the National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 25, 2017 in London, England.

The last thing you’d think Tom Jones, who celebrates his 77th birthday today (June 7), would help inspire is a stellar stand-up comedy bit, but comedian John Mulaney puts that notion to shame on his 2009 album The Top Part.

The last track on the album titled “The Salt and Pepper Diner” chronicles Mulaney recounting “the best meal he ever had.”  It involved an adolescent Mulaney and his best friend entering a Chicago diner, ordering their food and then proceeding to pump money into the diner jukebox and selecting 21 plays of Jones’ hit “What’s New Pussycat?”

What proceeds is one of the best laugh-out-loud tales of people watching ever told.  If you’re looking for a laugh today, we suggest you listen to the clip below.  (Warning:  Use headphones, because there’s some NSFW language ahead.)

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.