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The last thing you’d think Tom Jones, who celebrates his birthday today (June 7), would help inspire is a stellar stand-up comedy bit, but comedian John Mulaney puts that notion to shame on his 2009 album The Top Part.

The last track on the album titled “The Salt and Pepper Diner” chronicles Mulaney recounting “the best meal he ever had.”  It involved an adolescent Mulaney and his best friend entering a Chicago diner, ordering their food and then proceeding to pump money into the diner jukebox and selecting 21 plays of Jones’ hit “What’s New Pussycat?”

RELATED: John Mulaney: 7 Hilarious Videos from Stand-Up & TV Appearances

What proceeds is one of the best laugh-out-loud tales of people watching ever told. If you’re looking for a laugh today, take a listen to the clip below.

(Warning:  Use headphones, because there’s some NSFW language ahead.)

John Mulaney: 7 Hilarious Videos from Stand-Up & TV Appearances

  • Mick Jagger Told John Mulaney He’s Not Funny - 'John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City' (Netflix)

    What’s it like to be told by a billionaire in leather pants that you’re not funny? Let Mulaney tell you.

  • John Mulaney’s Parents Don’t Make For A Great Date – 'CONAN'

    Two older Catholic people don’t make for a great date? Nonsense! Also, Mulaney’s bit on Ice T on Law & Order: SVU is perfection.

  • Terrible Driver – 'New In Town' (Comedy Central Special)

    If you’re the parent to a teen that’s new to driving, Mulaney’s tale about driving in Texas will make you think twice about their skills.

  • John Mulaney Shares His Best Heckle Story – 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

    Being heckled as a comedian is par for the course, but Mulaney’s heckling tale is just classic.

  • Home Alone 2 – 'New In Town' (Comedy Central Special)

    One part tribute to Home Alone 2 + one part tribute to classic Def Jam comics = brilliance!

  • Peace Be With You – 'John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid' (Netflix)

    Mulaney explains the awkwardness of realizing there were changes to some call and responses during a Catholic mass.

  • That Time John Mulaney Took Pete Davidson to a Steely Dan Concert - 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

    Mulaney has a knack for sharing funny music-themed stories when he’s a guest on a late-night talk show, and his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night featured a couple of funny stories about taking Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson to a couple of concerts, particularly a very special Steely Dan show.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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