(Included in the volume YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING)
THE STORY: I'M HERBERT is a sketch about two old, old people sitting on a porch in a pair of rocking chairs and talking. Just talking—and of course they don't know how funny they are. Each has had one or more previous marriages and perhaps a few flings, but they are hazy as to details. In fact, they don't always know which one the other one is.
One of the four plays comprising YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING, one of the most successful comedies in Broadway history. YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING is a warm-hearted quartet of hilarious short plays. The topic is sex, in all its mysterious and fascinating manifestations, and the treatment of this is so skillful, tasteful and explosively funny that the plays are not only captivating and touching, but universal in appeal. "Everything about this production of four short plays has a masterly light touch…we have a delightful gift of springtime in the Broadway theatre." —NY Daily News. "The best and brightest new American play of the season…" —NY World Journal Tribune. "…notably fine comic and dramatic episodes, written with skill and insight…" —NY Post.