Remember long, long
ago, when Jack Benny was on television? Remember the
show in which, as he was alone on the stage, talking to
the audience, a penguin walked behind him and exited
stage right? Of course, Jack Benny stared straight
ahead, deadpan. A moment later, more penguins filed by.
And finally, several went across the stage on roller
skates. It was absolutely wonderful.
Now we have the Flying
Penguini. Three little beanbag penguins that come in a
can. For juggling. I've ordered lots of cans of penguini.
I like having them around, even though I haven't learned
to juggle yet.
In the play Nunsense,
one of my favorite gags went approximately like this:
"One of the things I
like best about this show is that nobody's making any
"Right," the other nuns
on stage agree. And then they shuffle off, arms stiff at
their sides, rocking from side to side as they walk,
I wonder if penguins
make any nun jokes.