In the skit, Jack plays a wealthy man who, under the mistaken belief that "there is no such thing as a bad boy", goes to an orphanage to adopt one, and though advised against it, takes a full grown man in a Buster Brown suit nicknamed "The Rat", who promptly betrays the man's trust, by cracking his home safe. Written by
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The line, there's no such thing as a bad boy, repeated in this episode was said in the movie 'Boys Town' by Spencer Tracy playing the part of Father Edward Flanagan. This saying was first coined by Floyd Starr in 1910 in a sociology class at Albion College, Albion, Michigan. See more
Jonathan W. Goodheart
There's no such thing as a bad boy.