Friday 11-29-2013 Assortment
Friday, November 29, 2013
Two shopkeepers had stores right across the street from each other and were bitter rivals. One night an angel came to one of the shopkeepers in a dream and said, “I shall give you anything you ask for, but whatever you receive, your competitor will receive twice as much. Should you wish to be rich, he will be twice as rich. Should you wish to live a long, happy life, he will live longer and be happier. What do you wish for?”
The man thought about it for a second and then said, “Here is my request: Strike me blind in one eye!”
What Hollywood performer-director, as an eight-year-old, provided the voice of Pugsley Addams, the son in The Addams Family animated TV cartoon series in 1973?
Jodie Foster. The series lasted 16 episodes.
An unsold pilot
ETHEL IS AN ELEPHANT (1980)
A New York photographer fights with his landlord to keep his unusual pet in his apartment—an elephant (named Ethel) that was abandoned by the circus. Most of the comedy revolves around unsuccessful attempts to hide Ethel behind furniture.
Most common first name of SNL cast members: Chris (Elliott, Farley, Guest, Kattan, Parnell).