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Blast from the past

Hey, anybody remember when TV and movie comedy was actually funny?

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. You’ve been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A. Don Knotts: That’s what’s been keeping me awake.

Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

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. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn’t neglected.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Good stuff, all of it. And not a fart joke, a bong joke, a kick in the nuts, or a drunk teenager puking to be found.

3 thoughts on “Blast from the past

  1. I’d forgotten how funny that show and TV used to be… thanks for the laughs – now send me a new laptop – the coffee’s ruined the thing…

  2. It used to amaze me how those people threw out those responses so quickly. Eventually I figured there must have been some advance prep, but still they were funny every show.

  3. Funny you should mention it, Steve; the wife and I were talking about that very thing earlier. I seem to remember reading somewhere or other years and years ago that at least some of the repartee was scripted, and I definitely remember that some of the false/misleading answers given by the celebs were. No matter, it’s still funny stuff. At the risk of sounding like a grouchy old fart (moi?), it’s sad how very far we’ve come from those days, and in way more ways than just one.

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