George is distracted from buying a statue by scatterbrained Gracie.

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George, wanting to buy a statue, encounters an obnoxious sales clerk. Once the man's thrown out, George thinks he's okay, but the proprietor shows him to Our Miss Allen. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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7 March 1931 (USA)  »

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Customer: What did you take up at school?
Miss Allen: Space.
Customer: Space?
Miss Allen: Yes. What did you take up?
Customer: Anything that wasn't nailed down.
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Selling Antiques
28 November 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If George Burns thought his trip to a haberdashery in Fit To Be Tied was a surreal exercise as a contemporary used to remark, he hadn't seen nothing yet. This time Burns goes into an antique shop where his encounter with Chester Clute is almost as funny as his trip to Gracieland.

Burns was trying to get the attention of salesman Clute who is giving him a warmup for his patter with Gracie. Clute is ready to throw him out of the store and summon the police when manager Herschell Mayall intervenes. It turns out Clute is a guy who just goes into places and pretends he's one of the staff. His line exiting the store is a pip.

After that Mayall sends George to saleswoman Gracie where they discuss various antiques not necessarily confined to store items. It's another trip to Gracieland. As for the ending it involves a lot of priceless statuary and how durable the various items are and it's as anarchistic as anything the Marx Brothers or Monty Python ever did.


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