Anyone remember Franklin & Nick?

In honor of LaFlavour performing at the Red’s 90th Birthday Bash, we decided to dig though our archives to find some footage from old shows.

Once upon a time, LaFlavour,  added two new members to the group, Franklin and Nick.  These two puppets evolved from being just a couple of minutes of comedy to a full-half hour skit.  In the video below, you’ll hear LaFlavours’ Pete and Gino describe what they did when Arnie asked them to tone-down the show and see actual footage of a 1987 stage show.

*Please note:  If you have any children, tell them to leave the room before you play this video.   Not that we are rating this, but if we did, it should be rated “R”.  If you get easily offended, be prepared.  The puppet’s joke are both dirty and politically incorrect. Right or wrong, remember this is from 1987, not from today’s PC, cleaned-up world.

The Night of Angels

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Every so often, a few members of the Hells Angels would come into Red’s.  They were great guys and heads of the Ohio chapter.  It was always good to see them and a lot of fun every time.

Although, one evening turned out a little different.  It was a busy night when the front doors flew open and all you could see were Angels!  Full leather jackets and vests as far as you could see. I would guess that there had to be about 50 or more bikers. We had a capacity limit at the time and there wasn’t any room for all of them, but that didn’t matter.   We also  had a dress code and biker gear was not on that list.  My dad ran to the door and stopped them, “NO, NOT TONIGHT!” he yelled.  Jimmy Mansfield came to the door to help, when one of the bikers, with a big black eye, pointed at him and yelled, “That’s the Motherf#cker that hit me.” Needless to say, it got a little tense. Yet, cooler heads prevailed and they peacefully turned around and left.  Everyone at the bar went outside expecting to see the array of motorcycles as they sped away. But there were no bikes, only a tour bus they had rented for a bar crawl. Disappointing from a bystanders point of view.