Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre: Dan Coffey, Jim Turner, Merle Kessler, Leon Martell, Bill Allard (left to right).
Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre: Lonni (Leon Martell), Doctor Science (Dan Coffey), Mr. Nifty (Bill Allard), Ian Shoales (Merle Kessler), and Tommy Dells (Jim Turner) appearing left to right.
Support the preservation and access of Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre comedy by buying six Sleepy Bear MINUTE MYSTERIES for $3 at Bandcamp.com.
— Sleepy Bear (Leon Martell)
Originally broadcast in 1983 and 1984, these whodunits challenged millions of public radio listeners to test their crime-solving mettle by finding the culprit in a series of baffling murders, not all of which were caused by the sponsor’s product.
Sleepy Bear Minute Mysteries were originally written, performed, and recorded by the comedy troupe Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre: Bill Allard, Dan Coffey, Merle Kessler, Leon Martell and Jim Turner.
These six mysteries were re-mastered by Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre archivist Taylor Jessen who is also the archivist for Firesign Theatre. It’s a small world after all.
Cover Art is by Ward Jenkins.
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