Barber trying to improve his shop – From the Red Skelton radio show, 1952, “Barber who is trying to improve his shop” – Red Skelton as the inebriate Willy Lump Lump, a would-be barber
Friend: Howdy, Willy! What’s cooking?
Friend: How’s business?
Willy Lumplump (Red Skelton): I’m going to have to wait for the tourist trade – everybody in this burg’s wise to me, you know!
Friend: If there’s ever a depression and people want to cut their throats, you’ll do a landslide business.
Willy Lumplump (Red Skelton): Oh, I don’t think so … not as long as we have the boys in Washington, they’re cut-throatin’ businesses already, you know!