Slowly I Turned

I had the oddest dream a couple of nights ago, and while I can’t remember much detail I do remember one repetitive scene. Some action–a trigger word–spoken by me in the dream resulted in a handsome man walking towards me while loudly eating popcorn. He never spoke, but approached and offered me some of the popcorn, to which I’d respond, “You know I can’t have popcorn!” before slapping him across the face.

When I awakened I realized that same scene had occurred at least three times during my dream, and while the trigger word is lost to me I remember it being something mundane. The whole thing reminded me of the old comedy routine known as “Slowly I Turned,” so I promptly googled it.

According to Google, the skit is attributed to comic writer, Joey Faye, and has been performed by a number of comedians through the years. Some of you younger folk might never have seen it, so here are a few clips. It still cracks me up. I’m not sure why.

Here’s Lucille Ball’s take on it:

https://youtu.be/wTnGpaY3VKY
And the Three Stooges:

https://youtu.be/MYP1OBZfFK0
But my favorite is performed by Abbott and Costello:

https://youtu.be/8KpsUlvzbkk

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

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