The joke in which Ray Patterson walks into the town meeting to the theme from Sanford and Son
(1972), insults the audience, then exits to the same tune was based on a real event involving Redd Foxx
. In 1975, while performing in Vegas, Foxx was scheduled do a 3am stand-up act. Arriving an hour late, he walked out to his famous theme, saw that there were only a handful of people in the audience, and walked off stage. The orchestra, at a loss for what to do, played the theme again as he stormed out. See more
Okay, people, we need to cook up a new holiday for the summer. Something with gifts, cards, assorted gougeables.
How about something religious? We had great penetration last spring with Christmas Two.
Oh, I know. Spendover, like Passover, less talk, more presents.
[Everyone starts talking at once
No, no, no! No, it's gotta be warm and fuzzy. Some like, um, "Love Day", but not so lame.
[cut to the Simpsons home several days later
Happy Love Day, everyone!
Come on, Mom, The stores just invented ...