Rehearsing his magic act, Grady snaps a pair of trick shackles onto Fred and Esther, only to discover the instructions for removing them are printed in Chinese.

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Rehearsing his magic act, Grady snaps a pair of trick shackles onto Fred and Esther, only to discover the instructions for removing them are printed in Chinese.

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21 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Translating the trick instructions, the Chinese man reads, "I, Howard Hughes, being of sound mind..." This is a reference to the so-called Mormon Will of Howard Hughes discovered in 1976 that named Utah gas station owner Melvin E. Dummar a beneficiary of $156 million from the late tycoon's vast estate. The will was declared a forgery in 1978. Dummar's story and claim to having saved Hughes' life inspired the Jonathan Demme film _Melvin and Howard (1980)_. See more »

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Fred G. Sanford: [to Chinese man in magic store, using very bad paraphrasing] Hi-ee, me and ug-lee, lockee in wristees, needee your helpee.
Chinese Man: [With nary a trace of accent] You don't need me, you need a speech therapist.
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References The Caine Mutiny (1954) See more »

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