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Shave and a haircut

Shave and a haircut

Shave and a haircut —  From the Red Skelton radio show, 1952, “Barber who is trying to improve his shop” – Red Skelton as the inebriate Willie Lump-Lump, a would-be barber

Customer: Nice little shop you’ve got here.

Willie Lump-Lump (Red Skelton): I got it with my GI loan; I’ve only been open for 3 years; all I owe the government is a grudge.

Customer: I was in the service.

Willie Lump-Lump (Red Skelton): Enlisted man?

Customer; No, I was an officer [pause] What’re you strapping me in for?