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Herringbone suit

Herringbone suit –  From the 1948 Red Skelton radio show, “G. I. Joe’s Memories” – where Red picks on his announcer, Rod O’Connor, over his new suit

Red Skelton: Well, Rod, you look good tonight €”I like your suit.

Rod O’Connor: Herringbone.

Red Skelton: That herring was a big one, wasn’t he? [pause] Say it again, say it again €”I like your suit.

Rod O’Connor: Herringbone.

Red Skelton: What’d you do, buy it when you were pickled?

Rod O’Connor: Well, you should talk about how people dress.   When you’re not working in front of an audience, you look like a buzzard’s dream!   A rhapsody in rummage.

Red Skelton: Well, back to the funny stuff.   You know, I read an article this month in the Modern Television magazine that I was classed as a €œfinished comedian. € Material like this may prove ’em right!

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