Saturday, May 08, 2010

Happy Mama's Day

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

This is my favorite mother joke. Actually it's a mother-in-law joke and it comes from the very politically incorrect but screamingly funny AMOS & ANDY SHOW. I believe this was written by Mosher & Connelly (who went on to create LEAVE IT TO BEAVER and THE MUNSTERS).

The Kingfish sets up a blind date for "Mama". Hoping the poor guy would like her and take her off of his hands he arranges for Mama to go to the beauty parlor. He's talking to the hair stylist, describing Mama. He says (and I'm paraphrasing), "Picture a grapefruit that's been out at sea. And it washes ashore, all covered with seaweed and crabs. Now it sits in the sun for a couple of weeks and gets all wrinkly and rotted and bugs are now flying around it. Can you picture that?" The hairstylist says "Uh huh." And the Kingfish says, "Good. If you can make her look that good I'd be satisfied!"

Happy Mother's Day to Debby (amazing mother of my kids) and all the mothers out there in blogland.

4 comments:

Dave Mackey said...

If I'm not mistaken, Connelly and Mosher were also writers on an animated knockoff of "Amos and Andy" called "Calvin and the Colonel" that used the voices of Godsen and Correll, but cast them as animalso instead of African-Americans in the same sort of comedic situations.

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

...from Sanford & Son, my one-line fav from Fred as he talks trash about Aunt Esther,

"She was so ugly, I could push her face in a pile of dough...and make gorilla cookies."

Dwacon® said...

You know it is inevitable that Amos and Andy will be remade into a feature film. Everything else has been...

media_lush said...

checkout the original Gaga http://grab.by/4i5L