Palindrome is a character in skits performed by the singing cowboy
group, Riders in the Sky
, and played by group member Too Slim
. His "real" name is Otto Bob Otto, and he only speaks in palindromes. The theme song for the skit is a parody of the theme to the old Western TV series, Have Gun, Will Travel
, whose protagonist went by the moniker
Woman: (played by another Rider, in falsetto) Oh, Palindrome, I brought you some of my special Chinese soup!
Palindrome: Wonton? Not now!
Bar Patron: Why does that gunslinger have two heads?
Palindrome: Neil, an alien.
Woman: Oh, Palindrome, do you think you'll ever be on TV?
Palindrome: I, madam, I made radio. So I dared--am I mad, am I?