[Ads-l] Is my memory truly the only source of this saying?!

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 17 08:39:22 EDT 2017


I barely remember the TV version of Duffy's Tavern. If I ever watched it, I
was too young to know what was going on.

JL

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:26 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > The radio version of "I Married Joan"?
>
>
> Yep. She ran Joanie's Tea Room. She always answered the telephone by
> sing-songing
>
>              Tea
>                      Room!"
>       nie's
>
> "Joa-
>
> Remember "Duffy's Tavern"?
>
> "Hello, Duffy's Tavern, Where the Elite Meet to Eat. Archie the manager
> speakin'. Duffy ain't here. Oh, hello, Duffy!"
>
> I heard "Where the Elite Meet to Eat!" as "Where the leet meet deet" till I
> finally - or should that be "finely"? - saw it written out.
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
>
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