Saturday, November 15, 2008

Quaint Humour For a Rainy Day

On a cold, rainy day, a little backwards-looking vaudeville-style humour from the '50s is just what you need:
LEFTY: (Entering a prison cell) Well, I've got company. What's your name, punk?

BLACKY: Blacky.

LEFTY: Yeah?

BLACKY: Yeah.

LEFTY: Why do they call you "Blacky?"

BLACKY: I never take a bath.
(From the May 20th, 1953 episode of the Bob Hope Show, with Richard Widmark)

1 comment:

Gary said...

Cute.

I think my favorite bit from that era is a robber asking Jack Benny, "Your money or your life!"

After a pause, Benny says, "I'm thinking, I'm thinking!"