Before the rest of the family awoke early Saturday morning, I thought it would be a good time to put the finishing touches on my previous post. So I turned on the TV for some background noise, plopped myself down on a comfy chair and powered up my trusty laptop.
I soon came to a point in the story that I needed to research; because in my head I could distinctly hear the Perfect Quote: "Hurrah and ..."
Aw crap. I couldn't remember the rest, but I knew I had heard it somewhere before. And that it would indeed be the Perfect Quote! Perfect I say!
Then I realized the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show was showing on Teletoon Retro at that very moment.
Yes! That's it! It was a line from a Bugs Bunny cartoon! (Well, duh... I wasn't surprised; I grew up on that show and constantly recite from it.)
So I Googled, found out it was Jim Backus, aka Thurston Howell III from Gilligans Island * uncredited as Smokey the Genie in the 1948 toon "A-Lad-In His Lamp" who uttered the line I desperately needed for the Perfect Quote.
I searched some more, but I couldn't find the Perfect Quote on IMDb.
Then I finally found the video online and after a few
bouts of swearing technical issues, eventually got it to run. When it came to the part I needed, I was poised to record the Perfect Quote for my post:
"Three cheers and a tiger for me!"
Aw, dammit! After half an hour of searching, it wasn't what I was looking for after all.
But then just minutes later, what Bugs Bunny episode comes on the TV right in front of me?
"A-Lad-In His Lamp".
Holy crap! Coincidence? I think not. The Universe just has a sick sense of humour and enjoys freaking.me.out.
So it wasn't the Perfect Quote. But the timing was still darn funny. And a titch creepy.
* (Oh Gad, I can't believe I admitted knowing that G.I. reference)
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