Wednesday, October 31, 2012

THE INVISIBLE PEDESTRIAN


Remember Saturday Night Live in the good 'ol days? Remember Jack Handy?


      

“If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy.”



Yesterday I finished embroidering that Jack Handy quote up thar and gave it to my friend, Jack. 

Here is another one of my favorites: 


"To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kinda scary. I've wondered where this started, and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad." --Jack Handy


Speaking of SNL . . .I went to a Halloween party 
over the weekend and nobody got what my costume was.

I was The Invisible Pedestrian! I had to take my costume out on the street to demonstrate. 

See? INVISIBLE.

Please don't run over me with your car.
No one remembers this classic skit from Saturday Night Live? Where Dan Aykroyd plays a sleazy toy salesman who makes unsafe toys for children including 'Johnny Human Torch' which was an outfit made of oily rags and a bic lighter.

Here's an excerpt from the skit about The Invisible Pedestrian:

Joan Face: Alright, Mr. Mainway, if you don't think that was unsafe, how about this Halloween costume, which you market under the label "Invisible Pedestrian"? [ holds up the costume ] It's an all black suit, gloves and mask. Now, it seems to me, Mr. Mainway, a child wearing this costume at night to go trick-or-treating is in grave danger of being hit by a car!

Irwin Mainway: Car? What do you mean "car", Miss Face? I mean, a car is a pretty big object, right? I mean, kids are smart today, you know? They know when a car is coming at 'em to jump out of the way. I mean, most of the kids I know go trick-or-treating at houses, right? You don't see too many kids walking along the expressway knocking on windshields looking for treats. This is a "sidewalk" costume!

Joan Face: A "sidewalk" costume?

Irwin Mainway: Yeah! I mean, you know, we don't recommend this for blind kids. See, there's a warning right on the label - "Invisible Pedestrian, Not For Blind Kids." [ turns packaging around to show this warning in big bold letters ] Huh?


FUNNY STUFF.

Okay, I am headed out the door now to my job. I will not be The Invisible Pedestrian. Rather I will be Bob Marley wearing a Ghostbusters shirt. It works.

Sorry about the formatting weirdness. Sometime I will switch from Blogger because it makes my veins throb.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN?

What is your favorite SNL skit? What is your favorite Jack Handy quote?

2 comments:

  1. To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. - Jack Handey

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