Posted ByGerry O. on November 27, 2001 at 11:11:29:
In Reply to: Christmas shopping shows posted byTanya Shaw on November 26, 2001 at 22:26:16:
: This is for all of you who are new to Jack, or those of
: you who don't know what shows to listen to. There
: are a treasure of Christmas shopping shows Jack did
: from 1946-1954. The whole "buying a gift for Don" started
: in 1946 when Jack couldn't decided whether to buy Don
: metal tipped or plastic tipped shoe laces. The other
: shopping gags over the next few years included buying
: Don cuff links (couldn't make up his mind on what to
: inscribe), a wallet (spend $40 or $1.98?), stuffed dates,
: paints (oils or acryllics?), and a gopher trap (should
: it kill the poor critters or trap them alive?). If any
: of the rest of you can think of what else Jack had trouble
: deciding what to buy Don, please share it. These are
: wonderful shows, and they really emphasize Mel Blanc's
: talent and comic genius.
: Merry Christmas and Happy Listening!
I LOVE the "Christmas Shopping" shows!!! One of the biggest laughs that those shows get is when store clerk Mel Blanc FIRST sees Jack for that year's shopping trip: "Yes sir, what can I....OHHHH, it's YOU again!" Even Jack had a tough time from breaking up after Mel's "greeting"!