Word Game - Familiar Phrases Vol. 2

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Continuing with the game Diane started.

    Here are some adages that were popular when I was a yute. Don't know if
    people use these much today.

    An apple a day ____.
    A stitch in time ____.
    Measure twice, ____.
    Never look a ____.
    A rolling stone ____.

    And on the radio we used to hear:
    Don't touch that dial. ____.
    LSFMT.
    This program was transcribed from ____.

    And a Proverb.
    Pride goeth before ____. It's 16:18 if you want to look it up.

    Rock
  2. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    An apple a day ____keeps the doctor away.
    A stitch in time ____saves nine.
    Measure twice, ____cut once.
    Never look a ____gift horse in the mouth.
    A rolling stone ____gathers no moss.

    And on the radio we used to hear:
    Don't touch that dial. ____.
    LSFMT.
    This program was transcribed from ____.

    And a Proverb.
    Pride goeth before ____a fall. It's 16:18 if you want to look it up.
  3. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    And on the radio we used to hear:
    Don't touch that dial. ____. use voice recognition... I'm sure that wasn't it :p
    LSFMT. Lets Smile For More Today... I'm sure that isn't it either :D
    This program was transcribed from ____. The letter P... I'm sure this is it! Not!

    And a Proverb.
    Pride goeth before ____a fall. It's 16:18 if you want to look it up. Gravity makes you fall?

    And to add one:
    C is for _____ That's good enough for me.
  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    'LSMFT' Lucky Strike means fine tobacco, (cough, cough).

    'Don't touch that dial', We'll be right back (?)

    'This program was transcribed from', A live studio audience (?)

    GB
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "You'll wonder where the yellow went....."

    "Ya'll come back now, ya hear?"

    "Go to sleepy little baby, go to sleepy little baby, when you wake we'll patty patty cake, ride a shiny little pony."

    "This is another fine mess you've gotten us into".

    "Well I'll be a dirty bird!"

    "Mother always liked you best"

    GB
  6. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    You'll wonder where the yellow went.....when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

    Ya'll come back now, ya hear? The Beverly Hillbillies.

    "Go to sleepy little baby, go to sleepy little baby, when you wake we'll patty patty cake, ride a shiny little pony."

    This is another fine mess you've gotten us into. Oliver Hardy of Laurel and Hardy.

    "Well I'll be a dirty bird!"

    Mother always liked you best. Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers.
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, Patti got most of 'em.

    Don't touch that dial. Stick around and smile.

    This program was transcribed from an earlier transcription. In the early days of
    radio, a program on one coast would be performed again a couple hours later to be
    heard on the other coast. Or, it would be recorded on a big disc (16 inches) and
    that would be played. (Not being an engineer my understanding of this
    phenomenon is somewhat shaky.)

    Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. King
    James version (and many others).

    I remember the Smothers Brothers. I think it was "Mom" always liked
    you best.

    And some new puzzlers:

    My little chicadee.
    One of these days. Pow! Right in the kisser.
    I am not a crook.

    The day is running down like a tired clock.
    Time is the longest distance between two places.
    A martini, shaken; not stirred.

    Rock
  8. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Unanswered puzzlers:
    C is for _____ That's good enough for me.
    "Well I'll be a dirty bird!"
    My little chicadee.
    One of these days. Pow! Right in the kisser. (I've heard this one recently I think I just don't remember where)
    I am not a crook.
    The day is running down like a tired clock.
    Time is the longest distance between two places.
    A martini, shaken; not stirred. (This sounds familiar too but where or when..... The Fonz? Or from Cheers? Probably not...)
  9. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Unanswered puzzlers:
    C is for _____ That's good enough for me.
    "Well I'll be a dirty bird!"
    My little chicadee. W.C. Fields
    One of these days. Pow! Right in the kisser. Ralph Cramden, The Honeymooners
    I am not a crook. Former President Richard Nixon
    The day is running down like a tired clock.
    Time is the longest distance between two places.
    A martini, shaken; not stirred. James Bond
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  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Well I'll be a dirty bird!" is George Gobel.

    You're correct Rock, it was 'Mom'. :)


    "Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are endless."

    "If I were king of the forest."

    "I don't get no respect."

    "There's a sucker born every minute".

    "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
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  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    King of the Forest is the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr). Bert's son John is a
    writer and critic. He has written several books including biographies of
    his dad, Frank Sinatra, and Tennessee Williams.

    I don't get no respect was the frequent complaint of the disheveled
    comedian Rodney Dangerfield.

    There's a sucker born every minute was the observation of P. T. Barnum.
    Although if you look on line you'll see some sources that say he didn't
    really say it. It also sounds like something W. C. Fields would have said.

    You got to be careful was one of the many loony quotes from Yogi Berra.
    He had a way with words somewhat similar to Sam Goldwyn.
    Among other quotes: "This is like deja vu all over again."

    And finally, "I didn't really say everything I said."

    Rock
  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Okay, that covers just about all of them! "Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are endless". Hint: It was woman who had a lot of nice habits. GB
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Nice habits. Mother Teresa?

    Soul, the martini quote is from some James Bond movie.

    Rock
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Yep, Mother Teresa.

    Does anyone else remember George Goble? GB
  15. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Since noone wants to guess mine here is the answer
    C is for Cookie, that is good enough for me. By cookie monster
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  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    I just woke up. As usual I was awake most of the night. But I did get 4-5 hours
    sleep starting around 6 AM. Guess it doesn't matter so much since I don't have
    to work anymore. One of the few good things about being old. Another one is I
    don't have to care much about other people's opinions. Or what I look like.
    Nobody cares now including me. HaHa!

    Soul, you are mistook. I cared about "C is for ___". I just didn't know the answer
    and didn't think I should try and look it up. I remember when my son was
    small we had a Sesame Street record. It actually had a couple songs that were
    pretty good.

    GB. sure I remember George Goble. He was a short comic with a buzz cut who
    had a variety show on morning TV. He sometimes sang and played the guitar.
    Carol Burnett got her start appearing several times on his show.

    George struggled with alcoholism. He once said, "I've never been drunk, but
    often I've been overserved."

    Rock
  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I thought Carol got her start on Gary Moore's show. Both the guys had buzz cuts didn't they? I always got them confused. I remember a program that had Carol Burnett, Jonathan Winters.

    I was thinking that Tom Poston, Don Knotts and Louis Nye were on Moore's show too but I looked it up and it was Steve Allen's show. All very good comedies. GB
  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oh, My Gosh! I think you're right, GB. Yup, looked it up. You are write with
    Eversharp! I had them confusiated, and didn't know it. Well, they were somewhat
    similar in appearance.

    Yes, I remember Steve Allen's show. There were four comedians he often interviewed
    at the beginning of the program. They were supposed to be men on the street.
    Can't remember who the 4th one was.

    Think I'll drop my brain off at the garage for a tune up. :eek:

    Rock
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