Thursday, December 12, 2013
A Couple of Laughs from Weber and Fields
Weber and Fields were, without a doubt, the forefathers of Abbott and Costello. I cannot help but think of Abbott and Costello whenever I read one of Weber and Fields' typical dialogue exchanges.
Fields - It will be the best thing I ever put your money in.
Weber - Well, I will say one thing for you. Whenever you have pushed my money in you have done it good. It never came back. Sometimes I have a suspicion when you are around that my money don’t belong to me.
Fields - What you need is physical torture to reduce yourself — you're too fat.
Weber - I don't believe in it. I bought one of those exercisers, put it in my room, and would you believe me, I gained six pounds in a week.
Fields - You didn't use it right.
Weber - Do you have to use it?
A similar joke turned up in a recent episode of Kirstie.
That's the problem with exercise equipment. It's not enough to have it in your home - you have to actually use it!