A. Joseph Ross
Sat Feb 5 23:25:42 EST 2005
On 5 Feb 2005 at 15:48, Bill O'Neill wrote:
> A latter gem from the duo, they were well in to retirement when they
> were cutting TV spots for Massachusetts Electric. One was a spinoff
> from their game that involved, "You tell me the answer and I'll tell
> you the question." Ray is doing well with the game when Bob says,
> "Hey, you're on a roll!" Ray: "Why is there butter on my pants?"
Steve Allen used to do a routine like that called "The Question Man." The premise was that
knowledge had progressed to the point where there were a surplus of answers and not
enough questions. The one I remember was when, presented with the answer "Khrushchev,
pistol, clarinet, Lincoln Highway, carrot," Allen answered, "Name a red, a rod, a reed, a road,
and a root."
And these days, many of the SPAMs I get remind me of that "answer."
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