"Thanks! I Needed That!"

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 22 05:55:15 UTC 2010

Garson O'Toole wrote
>> There is a discussion of cartoons on the Straightdope bulletin board
>> that mentions a scenario with a slap followed by thanks.  ...

Ben Zimmer wrote:
> That sounds like "Lumber Jerks" (1955):
> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048320/
> But there's no slapping and no thanks in that scene -- starting about 5 minutes
> in:
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5992488629105062971

Yes, the description provided at the Straightdope bulletin board
appears to be inaccurate. The cartoon scene does not fit the pattern
that interests Jonathan. Many thanks, Ben, for tracing this cartoon
and discovering the discrepancy.

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