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Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951) Poster

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Ma Kettle: Pa, you're lazier than that old hound dog we used to have.

Pa Kettle: Which one?

Ma Kettle: The one that used to lean against the wall when she barked.

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Elizabeth Parker: You know, Ma, I bet you once had an hourglass figure.

Ma Kettle: Yeah, but the sand sure shifted.

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Elizabeth Parker: What name have you decided to give the child?

Kim Parker Kettle: Well, we sort of thought we'd name him after his father.

Elizabeth Parker: Thomas? Oh, but, my dear, Thomas is such an ordinary name, it has no... no character, no color.

Ma Kettle: Thomas Jefferson's name was Thomas!

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Ma Kettle: [about Elizabeth's choice of name for Tom's child] I bet she hangs around until after the christening to make sure the baby gets the name she wants.

Tom Kettle: What name does she want?

Ma Kettle: Jonathan.

Tom Kettle: But Kim and I had sort of decided on Thomas?

Ma Kettle: Well, she's decided different. She says, "Thomas is too ordinary, it has no character, no color."

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Pa Kettle: You know, I'm sorry about the way Mrs. Parker treated you fellas yesterday.

Geoduck: Eastern squaw pretty fresh!

Pa Kettle: No, she's from society. She don't understand us kind of folks, claims her ancestors came over on the Mayflower.

Geoduck: Huh, that nothing. Mine here to greet them.

Pa Kettle: Well, I never thought of that.

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Pa Kettle: Income tax? What's that?

Billy Reed: Well, income tax supports the government.

Ma Kettle: You mean, Pa and me's got to support all our kids and the government too?

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