Mumbles … Riddle

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Why did the man throw the clock out the window?  He wanted to see time fly!  I’ve heard that joke many times.  That and about a dozen others that seemed to be repeated a lot were a part of my childhood.  Every day after school I’d rush home to watch The Floppy Show.  It was a local television show featuring Duane Ellett and his dog (a puppet in a box) Floppy.  In between cartoons there would be children there in the studio who would stand in line to tell Floppy a riddle.  Why did the man put the car in the oven?  He wanted a hot rod.  What time is it when it’s thirteen o’clock?  Time to get a new watch.  They were all pretty basic riddles and jokes.  Occasionally a child would make up his or her own joke… often with a off the wall punch line that didn’t work.  But Duane and Floppy would still laugh at every one!  It was a unique way to keep children interested in the show.  It lasted for many years from 1957 to 1987.  It was even a cult favorite among college students in the area.

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In this day and age there is nothing locally made other than the news.  No cartoon kids show, not late-night fright flicks on the weekends, it is a real loss to the current generation.  No, they were not smooth seamless perfectly polished shows… they were pure and innocent.  Something this world could use a lot more of!


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Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – riddle