Posted ByChristine K on May 12, 2001 at 09:47:18:
In Reply to: Poloponies posted byDave Jaundrell on May 12, 2001 at 05:39:45:
I've never heard a Jack Benny episode where he talked about "a string of poloponies." There was a television show called The Honeymooners which starred Jackie Gleason in the 50s and 60s. Jackie's character was a bus driver, who could never get ahead and never got things right. In one episode, his character, Ralph Cramden, is trying to impress a rich man, and tells the man about his "string of poloponies." It's very funny and the audience wants Ralph to pronouce the phrase correctly, but knows ultimately, he won't. Did Steptoe and Son have a cast of characters like the Jack Benny Show?
If I see the tape at my local library this week of The Honeymooners segment about "poloponies" I'll find out the title for you.