Apparently A New Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, May 7, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Pairs. Things that go together.

    Dice. Salt and Pepper Shakers. Night and Day. Gloves.
    Heckle and Jeckle. Abbot and Costello. Martin and Lewis.

    Two Mules For Sister Sara. Up and Down. Back and forth.

    Should this undertaking prove successful, we may wish to
    expand our efforts to include 3's and 4's.


  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rowan and Martin
    Amos and Andy
    Lum and Abner
    George and Gracie
    Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire
    Scarlett and Rhett
    Bogart and Bacall
    Molly and Mike
    Alice Fay and Phil Harris
    Jack and Jill
    Hansel and Gretel
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    Tarzan and Jane
    Hope and Crosby

    These are pairs/opposites, is this what you're looking for?
    In and out
    over and under
    night and day
    dusk and dawn
    here and there
    above and below
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, Excellent. According to Google translate, "Excellent" is French for

    Any and all kind pairs will do: Bosc, Anjou, Canned, etc. Any two words
    that frequently go together. You have several on your list that I have on

    I don't have Lum and Abner, but I used to have some of their old
    radio shows. They were on the air for decades. Played two
    hillbillies who ran a general store.

    Tom and Jerry. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Hot and Cold.
    Laurel and Hardy. Hale and Hearty. Adam and Eve. Mary
    Kate and Ashley (the Olsen Twins).


  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Which ones do I have that you had? Is there another page? I don't remember much about Lum and Abner really, just the name. (I see night and day.)

    Bonnie and Clyde
    Dawn (with Tony Orlando)
    Lady and the Tramp
    Oscar and Felix (The Odd Couple)
    Beauty and the Beast
    Laverne and Shirley
    Penn and Teller
    Siegfried and Roy
    Sylvester and Tweety Pie
    Roy and Dale
    The Lone Ranger and Tonto
    Bill and Hillary :)
    Lil Abner and Daisy Mae
    Ma and Pa Kettle
    Simon and Garfunkel
    Barnes and Noble
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    GB, the list I was talking about is the one of names I intend to
    post. Not saying you posted the same stuff I did. I have 5 on
    my list from the ones you just posted. I had Roy and Dale.
    Also Roy and Trigger. Ha Ha!

    Ideally one should never post anything or publish anything or
    e mail anything without waiting a day or two after writing it.
    Gives one a chance to read with a fresh mind and note
    ambiguities, etc. But that's not practical unless you're
    writing a novel and have a year or two to finish it.

    I once took over a caseload at a new job. Neither the previous
    attorney or the adjuster had any idea what was going on with
    one of the files.

    The reason it was so confusing was that two accident cases had
    been merged. So I wrote a letter straightening out the problem.
    A couple months later I re-read my letter. It didn't make
    much sense at all. Anyhoo, sorry for the confusiasion.

    Nan and Bert: The Bobbsey Twins. Butch and Sundance.
    The Monitor and the Merrimack. Romulus and Remus.

    Sears and Roebuck. Cagney and Lacey. Trick or Treat.
    The Smothers Brothers. Cream and sugar. Lewis & Clark.


  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Okay, I got it now. I was looking for another post or thread. :) Would you believe that I almost posted Roy and Trigger too. As you've said before, great minds!

    The Nina, The Pinta and The Santa Maria, oh wait, that's three!
    Macys and Gimbels
    David and Ricky (Nelson)
    Ike and Mamie
    Harry and Bess
    Harry and Sally
    Harry and the Hendersons
    Mark Goodson and Bill Todman
    Rodgers and Hart
    Rodgers and Hammerstein
    Bob and Carol.....
    Ted and Alice
    Porgy and Bess
    Frankie and Johnny
    Ben and Jerry
    Lox and bagels
    Peanut butter and jelly
    Cookies and milk
    Tea and scones
    Spaghetti and Meat Balls
    Bacon and eggs
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Wow! An impressive list, GB. It stimulated 3 from me:

    Tea and Sympathy. Bagels and cream cheese. Ben and
    Me (Disney cartoon).

    Dick and Jane. Puff and Spot. From the popular schoolbooks used
    when I was young. The Holly and the Ivy. Where or When, song
    by the aforementioned Rodgers and Hart.

    Wally and the Beaver. Popeye and Olive Oyl. Bert and Ernie.
    Thelma and Louise. Mickey and Minnie. Donald and Daisy.

    Jimmy and Tommy, the Dorsey Brothers. Don Quixote and
    Sancho Panza. Macaroni and cheese. Socks. Shoes.

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  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    (Eyeglasses, Scissors, and Pants say they are pairs but they aren't telling the truth!) :)

    Lettuce and tomato
    Chicken and dumplings
    Bread and butter
    Horse and carriage (buggy)
    Love and Marriage ( supposedly, they go together like a horse and carriage.)
    Rod and reel

    Tom and Jerry
    Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
    Upstairs Downstairs
    Young and the Restless
    Bold and the Beautiful
    Captain and Tennille
    Jan and Dean
    Gable and Lombard
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Another example of the "great minds" syndrome, GB. On my list
    of potential posts I have, "A lotta posts, but no one's posted pair
    of pants. Probably for the excellent reason that pants are not
    really a pair." Similar to the French "au pair" in that respect.

    A few more:
    Mr and Mrs North. Holmes and Watson. Romeo and Juliet.
    Abercrombie and Fitch. Fibber McGee and Molly.
    Adam and Eve. Cain and Ablel. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.

    Ralph and Alice. Or Ralph and Norton. Benson and Hedges.
    Amos and Andy. Will and Grace. Fish and Chips.

    David and Goliath. Gilbert and Sullivan. Simon and Schuster.
    Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. I think I was middle aged before I
    noticed that "Hyde" was a pun.

    Wanna finish your twos and move on to Threes?


  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Yep, about the pair of pants, that's why I posted that glasses, scissors and pants 'weren't telling the truth'. :) I've always wondered about that. A pair of scissors? Huh?

    I'm out of 2's too. Hope we can find enought 3's! GB
  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    Lions, Tigers and Bears

    Kukla, Fran, and Ollie

    Larry, Curly, and Moe

    The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria

    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo

    In addition to a pair of scissors, I sometimes used to hear a pair of pliers
    when I was a kid. Just looked on the net. There's a band named The Pair
    of Pliers. Seems to be a band named for everything these days.

    With regard to the threes you posted, nice list. I only have Larry, Curly
    and Moe on my list.

    The 3 Musketeers; The Three Faces of Eve. The 3 bears. The Andrews
    Sisters. Also the Lennon and the McGuire Sisters. The Three Blind Mice.

    Three Coins in the Fountain. Three Little Pigs. 3 Days of the Condor.
    Three Little Words (A song and a movie.). Three to get ready.
    3-4 Shut the door.

    That's all on my list. Have to think outside the triangle, I guess.

    Oh, just thought of one. The Red, White and Blue.
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  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Very good list!

    The only one I had that you posted was the Andrew's Sisters, Patty, Maxine,and LaVerne. I think there were more than 3 Lennon sisters. I'll have to look it up.

    Molly and me and baby makes three (My Blue Heaven)

    "Baubles, Bangles and Beads"

    "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

    Three of a kind (Poker hand)

    "Three Amigos"

    "The Third Man"

    "If I Had 3 Wishes"

    Beethoven's 3rd Symphony

    The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker...

    My Three Sons

    "Three on a Match"

    "Three Women"

    Peter, Paul and Mary

    Tony Orlando and Dawn (both of the ladies)

    Diana Ross and the Supremes

    The Ronettes

    The Three Tenors (Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo)

    Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato
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  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo, Good Work. You got 4 that were on my list: 3 tenors; 3 on a
    match; butcher, etc. 3 amigos. And you got one one suggested by
    Gordoni: BLT. Remember when the Golden Girls (Rose and Sophie) made
    BLP sandwiches? They had run outta tomatoes, so used potatoes.

    3 French Hens (12 days of Xmas). Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.
    3 Dog Night. 3 Rivers, CA. Little town near 2 national parks: Sequoia
    and Kings Canyon. Was there in 1967.

    The Bee Gees: Barry, Robin and Maurice. The last two also fit in
    the 2's category as they are fraternal twins.

    3 Caballeros, a Disney Film. Saw it in the 1940s in Chicago. My
    mother and I missed the train to go back to Minnesota, so we
    killed some time watching Donald Duck and his pals.

    The 3 Irish Tenors. The Three Sisters, a play by Chekhov. The
    Gutherie Theater in Minneapolis did it in their first season. Didn't
    see it, but I did see The Cherry Orchard, same theater, same playwright
    the following season when I moved to Minneapolis. Great city. (Frigid

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  15. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    So, the THREE's ----

    Hi GB and Rock,

    I thought of some, so here goes:

    Three-ring circus

    Three little kittens lost their mittens....

    Two is company, three is a crowd

    Third time's a charm

    Paper, rock, scissors

    Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (from the movie of the same name)

    Faith, Hope and Charity

    Snap, Crackle and Pop (Rice Krispies)

    Alvin, Simon and Theodore (the Chipmunks)

    The Three Bears (in Goldilocks)

    Whew................. I was making notes yesterday! :)

    Great game!

    I'll be back soon. I'm enjoying reading this thread. :)

    Hugs, Diane
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  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very good, Diane. Three ring circus reminds me of a three
    hole binder. I remember when a school tablet for grade
    school cost a nickel; or was it a dime? The big tablets cost
    a quarter. Dunno what they cost nowadays. I think I saw
    Oh my gosh! A sentence just vanished. Well, Ratbane!

    I think I saw some for 99 cents a few years ago at the
    store of the same name.

    I think when we run outta 3's we can go on to 4's. I doubt
    they are many fives (other than stars). As you have
    probably noticed the real stars in the sky are just points of

    W/ re: 2 potatoes Diane, I had some at a restaurant many
    years ago. It was fried potatoes and onions. But when I looked
    up potatoes Diane on the net, I found a wide variety of recipes.
    It's more of a casserole than a serving of potatoes.

    I found one site apparently owned by someone named Diane.
    Every recipe she has is named _______ Diane.

    The rack on a pool table has 3 corners which results in
    an equal angle triangle.


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  17. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, Rock, and all.........

    Recipes by "Diane". Hope she's a good cook, 'cause it's not me. LOL

    You got me thinking about "FOURs", already.

    I hope I'm starting to feel better, because I thought of more THREE's! :)

    Wine, Women and Song, by Loretta Lynn

    Bell, Book and Candle (movie)

    Lock, stock and barrel

    Reading, writing and arithmetic

    Tic tac toe


    That's it for now. Nap time! :)

    Later friends, Diane
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  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    You guys are really good! Be back later, going to sleep a bit more. GB
  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    "The Four Seasons" restaurant

    Four of a kind (poker hand)

    Four Points, NM

    Four points on a compass/Four corners of the earth

    "Four Walls" country song

    Four on the Floor, a band and manual transmission

    Four-poster bed

    "My Three Sons" There were actually FOUR sons. One went away to college, and then they adopted Ernie.

    Four-Leaf Clover
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  20. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi BG

    Four Walls was one of my favorite country western songs. Jim Reeves had
    a number one hit with it back when we were in High School.

    BTW, I read they were actually Five Sons. One of them was a stand in
    who was ready to spring into action whenever needed. Alas he never
    was. That's why his name, Herman Schlump, is not famous today.

    I remember the movie Bell, Book and Candle, Diane. Came out the
    year I was graduated from H.S. Same year as GB, I think. Anyhoo,
    a nice list you compiled.

    OK, I still have lots of 3s left, but Forward March into new territory.

    suits in a deck. Gears (stick shift). Letter words. Horsemen of
    the Apocalypse.

    Weddings and a Funeral. Needed to play bridge. Seasons.
    The Italian composer Antoni Vivaldi wrote a group of violin
    concertos (or concerti) titled The Four Seasons.

    Four Feathers, a novel over a century ago. Been made into a movie
    several times. Most recently in 2002. Four Daughters, a musical
    with Dick Foran. Not a great star, but a busy actor with a nice baritone.
    Played the lead in a Rodgers and Hart musical on Broadway.

    Bases (in baseball, etc.). Legs (on most tables, beds, chairs, etc. and

    And oodles of singing groups: The Brothers Four, The Seekers,
    The Four Lads, The Kingston Trio, The Weavers.

    Books on how to play bridge refer to the players as N, S,
    E & W. As in, East leads the King of Clubs and West play the 8.

    I just put the Kingston Trio in to see if you were paying attention.
    Ha Ha!


    Oops! GB beat me to 4 gears. Well, shucks a rooty.
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