WINTER HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Young people may have never heard of it, but fifty years ago "Bert and I" were household names in New England.
Created by two Yale University students in 1958, "Bert and I" was unique - quirky, sometimes lengthy stores, sometimes with snappy punch lines, all told in thick Down East accents.
Marshall Dodge and Bob Bryan were the brains and talent behind "Bert and I", and recorded four record albums, which Bryan says didn't make him rich, but sold enough to help pay for his children's education.
Dodge died in 1982 in a hit-and-run accident in Hawaii. But Bryan has carried on their legacy, with the help of Maine humorist Tim Sample.