Once upon a time I was up late watching Nick at Nite when I tuned into the old Martin Mull and Fred Willard master series known as Fernwood Tonite. For those of you who don't know, FT was one surreal little TV show, but maybe that makes perfect sense if you consider the gents on the thing. Then magic happened: Tom Waits came on the show.
I've told so many people about this that I had begun to worry I had made it up, but now I have internet proof!
(YouTube has a ton of other great Tom Waits videos, too. Search around.)