One of the Greatest Gags Ever

This gag is so simple, only a genius could have invented it–a genius like Jimmy Durante. He first performed it on a Vaudeville stage and later, as you can see, in the movies.

The enduring legacy of this inspired comedy bit is the entrance into everyday language of that saying about ignoring the elephant in the living room.

[Note: You may have noticed I’m taking a break from writing about Democrats today. One can only take so much.]


About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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