Bobby Pickett Heads To The Great, Big Graveyard Party In The Sky

Today we mourn the passing of Bobby “Boris” Pickett, who died of leukemia earlier this week. You know Bobby’s novelty hit, “Monster Mash,” which topped the charts in October 1962, and again, inexplicably, in August (!) 1970, and May (!!) 1973. That’s pretty interesting. As is the fact that a then-unknown Leon Russell played piano on the recording.

But there is one reason and one reason only we’re posting the obscure obit: without Pickett’s graveyard smash, there would be no “Monster Parties: Fact Or Fiction,” the greatest (don’t argue with us) Mr. Show sketch of all time.