Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Childhood Embarassment

When I was a little girl, I lived in Northern California. This is NEVER to be confused with the LaLaLand part of California. There was a children's TV show on our local NBC affiliate - yes, Julie, there was TV when I was a little girl - called the Mayor Art Show.

My best friend was Robin. For her 4th or 5th birthday, her parents took a bunch of us over the bridge to the big city where we got to be on the Mayor Art Show. It was more than exciting.

During part of the show, Mayor Art talked to the kids on the "City Council" and just generally chit chatted. This day, he asked if any of us had a joke. I did.

"Do you know how the moron killed himself?"

"No, Sandy, how did the moron kill himself?"

"He was smoking on top of the Empire State Building and threw the wrong butt over."

The look on Mayor Art's face was priceless.

The look on my mom's face when I got home? Not so priceless.

The look on my daughter's face when she heard this story for the first time two days ago? Priceless.


Junebug said...

How did you even know such a funny joke at that age?

ChrisB said...

What a great story~ lol

Sandy said...

junebug - my sisters were 10 and 13 years older than me - one of their boyfriends probably told me 'cause they thought it would be funny to get the little pest in trouble

chrisb - thanks

nikki said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful. Reminds me of the time that I told my nun principal that we were going to North Carolina to stay in my Aunt's condom (instead of condo.)

kitten said...

LOL! Thank you for the giggle this morning. Too funny!

Crown Princess said...

I just love this story, having spent time with my grandma (which isnt the same as your i can only imagine how embarrassed she was. Gotta love kids, cleaned out the center console

Love ya

Christine said...

This is a 'Priceless' story! I love hearing kids jokes, and if one of my kids told me, as a Mom, I wouldn't have been thrilled, but you know what I'd be smiling! :D

Funny story,Sandy!

Just a Walk in the Park said...


My brothers and I love the "shock factor" with our mom, it made the days so much more fun.

Catwoman said...

That is the best story ever! I'm guessing the show was live? Oh to wish that you could get a copy of that now!!!!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I'm with my compadre above. If you could get the video of that one!!

Pamela said...

that was one of my favorite kid jokes

Leigh said...

outta the mouths of babes. I will bet it got good ratings (wink) LOL! Great story!

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