Starts out with a tribe of African cannibals imitating Native Americans. After this, they do the new Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theme "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down." Then a sloppy stuttering salesman knocks on their doors, and they bring him in and put him in a pot of boiling water. The queen of the tribe wants to see the man. She falls in love with him. They get married, but when the salesman sees he has to kiss the bride, he decides he'd be better off being dinner for a tribe of hungry cannibals. Written by
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Did You Know?
The traveling salesman character is modeled after radio's "Elmer Blurt," played by comedian Al Pearce
. His weekly catch phrase was, "Nobody home, I hope - I hope - I hope!" The cannibal queen is based on the character Tizzie Lish, played by Bill Comstock, from the same program. Her regular greeting was, "Hello, folksies!" See more
I now sentence you t' be man and wife, kiss the bride, that'll be two dollahs, please.
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The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Written by Cliff Friend
and Dave Franklin
Played during the merry-go-round bit See more