"the real McGillicuddy" = "the real McCoy."

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon Jun 19 16:35:49 UTC 2006


McGillicuddy was Connie Mack's real last name.

GAT

George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2006 6:42 pm
Subject: "the real McGillicuddy" = "the real McCoy."

> New Orleans pianist Dr. John, interviewed on NPR a few minutes
> ago, referred to Johnny Mercer as "the real McGillicuddy."  A
> Google search reveals one other seemingly independent ex. here :
>
>
>
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.sport.soccer/msg/3b2ccae77b5ee238 .
>
>  I didn't check for conceivable misspellings.  Possibly the best-
> known use of the surname "McGillicuddy" has been on "I Love Lucy,"
> where it was occasionally mentioned as Lucy Ricardo's maiden name.
>
>  JL
>
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