The Untouchables

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Rico! Youngblood! Wake up!
Prohibition is over, but the country's still a mess!
They need us out there!
We've got some cleaning up to do -- especially when it comes to
THIS GUY . . .
Get those sport coats on with the big lapels . . .
They're back -- they're fashionable again!
Okay -- let's look at some mug-sheets
of the suspects from the 80's . . .

ADMIRAL POINDEXTER! Get back on "Felix The Cat" where you belong!
Get the damn pipe out of your mouth!
You're history, you're gone!

OLIVER NORTH! No "Secret Government" for you, buddy!
You're over! you're trough!

BILL CASEY! You're dead!
(I mean that . . . )

BUSH! You're still a wimp -- I'm sorry -- You're history!

DEAVER! NOFZIGER! You're crooks! Book 'em Dan-o! Dan-o? How'd he get in the show? Get outta here!

REAGAN! You're asleep! Wake up! The country's in a mess!
You're anyway out in the way, buddy
You're history -- you're meat -- you're through!
You're vapor -- you're baloney without the mayo, buddy!
You're outta here -- In fact, it's Robin Leach instead!
"I don't know why . . . "

Hey, fellas -- take me to the bridge! I want it now!
Rico! Youngblood! Let's get outta here! It's all over!


FZ: And The Untouchables are: Ike Willis . . .
Ike: Thank you!
FZ: Mike Keneally . . .
Ike: History!
FZ: Walt Fowler, Bruce Fowler, Paul Carman, Albert Wing, Kurt McGettrick, Chad Wackerman, Ed Mann, Robert Martin, Scott Thunes, Eric Buxton . . . Thanks for coming to the show, and good night!

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"The Untouchables" was an American crime drama TV series (1959-1963) based on Eliot Ness' fights against organized crime during the 1920s when Prohibition was still law.

Actors from the series, Frank DeKova, Joe De Santis, Bruce Gordon, Herman Rudin,... were mentioned in the Freak Out! list.

Zappa later wrote a song called "The Untouchables" about the Ronald Reagan administration.

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