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!