Posted by ESC on March 28, 2002
From a New York Times article (March 28, 2002) by Lawrence Van Gelder about the death of Milton Berle, "Mr. Television," (1908-2002) on March 27.
"I swear, I'll kiwl you, a milwyun times." Mr. Berle.
Uncle Miltie. "One night in 1949, to fill some air time, he addressed himself to the children in his audience, saying: 'Since this is the beginning of a new season, I want to say something to any of you kiddies who should be in bed, getting a good night's rest before school tomorrow. Listen to your Uncle Miltie and kiss Mommy and Daddy goodnight and go straight upstairs like good little boys and girls.' And almost in a twinkling, he was everybody's Uncle Miltie."
"I'll tell you what I'm gonna do." Pitchman Sid Stone.