Harry Morton: Football StarJune 24, 2009
Blanche: Oh, Harry, I forgot to tell you. George and Gracie are going to the football game with us.
Harry: Oh, no. Not Gracie.
Blanche: What’s wrong with Gracie?
Harry: Have you any idea what poor George takes from her?
Blanche: No, but I bet it’s a pretty penny.
Harry: Oh, stop that. George could be a success without Gracie.
Blanche: Yeah, uh-huh, like Edgar Bergen without Charlie McArthy.
Harry: There’s a silly comparison, Blanche. Bergen works with a dummy and George works… Okay, you win that point. Anyway she doesn’t know anything about football. She couldn’t pick the winner if Notre Dame was playing Vasser.
Blanche: This year who could? Besides you’re not such an expert yourself, Harry.
Harry: You’re forgetting I played for Flushing A&M.
Blanche: Oh, no, Harry. I remember.
Harry: I’ll never forget the big game. What a day. 4,000 people in the stands yelling, “Give us Speedy. Put in Speedy. We want Speedy.”
Blanche: So they took you out and put in Speedy.
Harry: Well, I wasn’t in condition. The night before I was up until 2 o’clock in the morning waiting for your folks to go to bed… so we could neck.
Blanche: They should have put Speedy in then, too.
Harry: Very, very funny, Blanche. Could I read the paper… I’d like to read the paper….