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Jun 25, 2009, 12:20PM

"Who told you about my elephant?"

And other classic one liners from when game shows were funny.

I ran across some old "best of" quotes from Hollywood Squares today, and thought I'd share them here. Does anyone else still love watching reruns from a time when game show hosts and guests genuinely made funny quips off the cuff, rather than having a team of writers to prepare their "spontaneous" puns?
Q..  Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat? 
A. Paul Lynde:  Loneliness! (The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!) 

Q. Do female frogs croak? 
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q. If you’re going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it. 

Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years. 
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes. 

Q. You’ve been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman? 
A. Don Knotts: That’s what’s been keeping me awake. 

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he’s married? 
A.. Rose Marie: No wait until morning. 

Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older? 
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency...

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