Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Castro is still alive, but Franco is still dead

The joke MV referred to in email was actually about Franco - described in Wikipedia here. MV would have been too young to stay up to watch Saturday Night Live back then.

Remember how John used to love to quote Chevy Chase, "I'm Chevy Chase . . . and you're not"?

14 comments:

Roberta said...

I do remember John saying that....but I have been racking (?) my brain and can't think of one single school bus story. Though I do remember quite well how Vanessa and I skipped school and went to Yellow Springs and then I paid the price for weeks to follow.......Roberta who had to labor today, or at least put in the time as we were so slow at one point I moved the car in front of Chez Nous so people would get the idea we were open! How long is a comment supposed to be????

Roberta said...

Me again, I forgot to add that of course it was not my fault when it came to skipping school.......

Catherine said...

Thanks for explaining the joke reference, Serena. I didn't get it and barely remember it for that matter. I do remember John's love for SNL though -- amazing he didn't turn out a bit more liberal.... Roberta, you can write as much in a comment as you want -- when you've got the words, better get them down. And why wasn't skipping school your fault?

Serena said...

You're going to ENCOURAGE Roberta?

Catherine, you weren't around - the way I heard it was the PRINCIPAL thought Roberta had been under the influence of unsavory elements (mainly Vanessa) and that she was less to blame. I think the principal was the one only one who believed that.

Roberta said...

I was under pressure......

Mary Uible Crowson said...

I can see (and hear) RUK and SU snickering at this point and JB trying more lines to get them to laugh MORE. Was the school skipping before or after BARNESVILLE? I never, ever EVER skipped school---at least until college, that is.

Mary Uible Crowson said...

And the SNL comment re: Franco was one I remember hearing JB and Nick Wallen dissolve into laughter about, primarily on a trip to Chicao, as I recall. No, I wasn't allowed to stay up late enough to watch SNL. And when I finally was, I didn't really enjoy it other than Rosanne, Rosanna Danna.

Serena said...

The school skipping was Roberta's senior year - about a month or so before graduation. She had to sign in at the office between EVERY class OR ELSE.

I think the OR ELSE was her father would kill her.

Serena said...

The only thing I can really remember JB quoting was the "I'm Chevy Chase and you're not." Which he must have said hundreds of time - or so it seemed.

Roberta said...

Yes, I am here and I do remember Chevy Chase quote from John. How many comments can one post have????

Serena said...

2

Roberta said...

2 what too many?

Mary Uible Crowson said...

so the signing in between each class was before AND after the skipping incident or just after? And Serena, I know your childhood/adolescence weren't that boring---don't be so humble as to not tell any stories on yourself!

Roberta said...

Yes, let's hear it from Serena.....the signing in before and after classes was only for two weeks, between the skipping and grauduation! I really think it was that the office staff wanted to see more of me......

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