Sunday, June 5, 2011
The Jewish Bra
I haven't been following politics as closely as I usually do. It feels better taking a break from the news every so often. Instead ...I have been watching sitcoms. Last weekend, I watched as much of the M*A*S*H* marathon as I could ...including the 30 year reunion. I appreciate the show more now than when it was on CBS. Brilliant show!
Another favorite of mine has been "The Nanny", played by Fran Drescher. I just LOVE that show! I never got to see it when it was on, because I worked every Monday night. But, I think I have seen them all now and still watch the repeats. She reminds me of my close friend Iris ..if my friend were to have big hair and wear a lot of makeup and be flamboyant. They really could pass for cousins or sisters. I just love the butler too. Cute, endearing show. She really made a difference in every one's lives for the better. Scenes in the show also remind me of "I Love Lucy", especially between the nanny and her friend Val and the nanny and her boss ..like Lucy - Ricky dynamics. They Obviously intended that. Oh and I love her whole Jewish family ..especially her senile grandmother. She used to play Laura Petry's next door neighbor Millie. In one scene ..the nanny's grandmother is standing in front of the stainless steal refrigerator ...waiting for the elevator doors to open. Too funny. The whole cast is great.
It just feels good to kick back and laugh. I also like "Frasier" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."
Oh and "SCRUBS"! :)
Anyway ...it's hilarious how her Mom tries to heap guilt on her or they get upset over the slightest things and so I automatically thought of "The Nanny" when a friend (Thank you Linda :) recently sent the following joke via e-mail:
The Jewish Bra
A Jewish man walked into the Lingerie Department of Macy's
in New York.
He tells the saleslady, 'I would like a Jewish bra for my wife size, 34B.'
With a quizzical look the saleslady asked, 'What kind of bra?'
He repeated, 'A Jewish bra. She said to tell you that she wanted a
Jewish bra, and that you would know what she wanted.
'Ah, now I remember,' said the saleslady. 'We don't get as many
requests for those as we used to. Most of our customers lately want
the Catholic bra, or the Salvation Army bra, or the Presbyterian bra.'
Confused, and a little flustered, the man asked 'So, what are the
The saleslady responded. 'It is all really quite simple. The Catholic
bra supports the masses. The Salvation Army lifts up the fallen, and
the Presbyterian bra keeps them staunch and upright.'
He mused on that information for a minute and said, 'Hmm. I know
I'll regret asking, but what does the Jewish bra do?'
'Ah, the Jewish bra,' she replied, 'makes mountains out of molehills.'
Okay ...Sarah ...I just could not let this go. :) Suffice it to know that your comment about wearing an atheist bra has inspired my next post! And I will be adding a pic of me from when I was 14. Thanx! :)
I am also looking forward to Fran Drescher's new show beginning on TV land on June 15th. :)