Happy Hump Day
I didn't get this Hump Day post put together yesterday because a couple apartment building fires in the area caused the Red Cross to open a shelter and I was doing shelter duty.
(Yes, this is a blatant plug for the Red Cross but it always amazes me how many people don't realize it's the Red Cross that takes care of the victims of small local disasters.)
Since I'm behind schedule, I thought I'd cheat just a little and post part of the funny e-mail I received yesterday. It's not new, it's one that's been floating around in some form for years but it always gives me a laugh. These are questions (actual game show questions) and answers (the unscripted ad libs) from the original Hollywood Squares game show, with guest stars like Paul Lynde, Charlie Weaver, George Gobel, and Rose Marie.
But as I was picking out a few for this post, the thought occurred to me that many of you don't know who these people are. They're simply before your time. Which led to a second thought - does the humor lie in the joke or the jokester? Are some lines only funny if you can visualize the speaker and hear their voice?
So this is part Hump Day post and part experiment. After you read these, please leave me a comment and tell me: one, if you remember these guys, and two, if their lines gave you a laugh.
Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark.
Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.
Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question, Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.
Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.
Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh
Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.
Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.
Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.
Q. Paul, is there anything that can make a monkey cry?
A. Paul Lynde: Yes ... when Cheetah found out that Tarzan swings both ways.
And for your "aw" moment, I offer...
Questions of the Day:
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavoring, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?