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James Earl Jones Recites the Alphabet

June 2nd, 2008 by · 17 Comments


Back in the days before television devolved into the Love Cruise-taking, maggot-eating, Tanner-householding mess than it is now, families used to gather around the tube to watch wholesome entertainment such as James Earl Jones reciting the alphabet. Yes it’s true: James Earl Jones once was a young man. This clip comes from his three hour long 1967 special “James Earl Jones Recites Things” for which he pocketed a then unheard of sum of ten million dollars. I do have to say, they don’t call him James “One Take” Earl Jones for nothing. He nails it!

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