"XXX makes the Baby Jesus Cry"

Sam Clements sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Apr 13 23:01:31 UTC 2003

So, where did this phrase come from?  Does it predate the Simpsons?  The
Simpsons usually just mirror things that existed.

In a current thread over at the Straight Dope a poster just said that her
Catholic father knew it from the 1940's or 50's.  I'm skeptical.  Any help
here?  She suggested it was Southern.  I'm still skeptical.

--Sam Clements

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