The Jester Interview:
The Apple Sisters
Seedy, Candy and Cora Apple.
holiday season, Jester had the privilege of getting to take a trip back
in time, to the 1940s, and while there, met and interviewed the
Apple Sisters, who just performed their
Thanksgiving themed variety show at the People’s Improv Theater and
whose Christmas show will run there at 7 p.m. Fridays, November 30 and
December 7, 14 and 21.
Jester: Hello, Apple Sisters!
Seedy: Thank you so much for joining us here at our WXYZ studio.
J: Thanks for inviting me.
Candy: We got your telegram and we’re thrilled that you are here. Have
Cora: Right here next to me. Would you like a highball?
J: Say girls, let’s get to the questioning! What are you most thankful
for this Thanksgiving?
Seedy: Oh that’s easy ... I am thankful for my sisters of course -- but
especially the lord. God is my boyfriend.
Candy: I am thankful for my husband Cheryl, who is a man, and is
fighting in the war overseas.
Cora: I'm thankful for all the sailors... I just love seamen.
J: How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?
Seedy: We love to have a big feast and most importantly saying grace!
Candy: But this year is especially special because the president FDR is
joining us and pardoning Gobbly the Turkey.
Cora: Why does the turkey need pardoning? (whispers) Does the turkey
Candy: Oh Cora.
J: Who’s in charge of cooking the turkey?
Cora: Oh that would be me...
Candy: Yes and I am in charge of the mashed potatoes
Seedy: And I am in charge of baking the pies!
Candy: I just love sticking my finger in pies.
J: What’s your favorite holiday?
Seedy: Well I want to say Christmas since its when my boyfriend was
Candy and Cora: buzz buzz buzz BORING....
Seedy: Girls!! But to be truthful my favorite holiday is Valentines
Candy: Me too!
Cora: That’s the anniversary of our very first show!!
J: What’s different about performing holiday themed shows? How are they
different from other shows you do?
Candy: Every show involves some sort of holiday.
Cora: Yeah pal, Arbor Day is our biggest show ever.
Candy: Cora, you ninny knacker, that’s not true.
Seedy: I do feel closer to the Lord around Christmas and Easter.
Cora: And I can wear bushes on Arbor Day.
J: What are your plans as a group after the Thanksgiving and Christmas
Cora: Well, we'll be hopping on the Apple Bus to go to Charleston to do
the Charleston with Charlestonians.
Candy: Yes, we're going to the Charleston Comedy Festival to perform
with some of our Charleston Chews Charleston.
Seedy: We’re also going to be recording a record.
Girls: Buzz Buzz Buzz excitement, aniticipation!
Cora: We’re also going to blow around in Chicago – it’s the Windy City
Candy: Write us an electronic telegram and we’ll tell you all about
J: When did you begin performing? How long have you begin performing?
How did your act and shows come together?
Seedy: We started performing when we were kids.
Candy: We performed in billiard halls for nickels.
Cora: Then someone from WXYZ and Mountabrother Studios saw us and gave
us a radio show!
Candy: We've had a wildly successful movie career in addition to our
Cora: "Oh Applesauce" was our first movie. We were kids who took over an
Seedy: "Newton's Apples" -- it's about 3 sisters who solve crimes.
Candy: "Crab Apples" -- we don't talk about that one...
J: Do you have arguments about what you’re going to do in your shows?
(pie fight ensues)