Posted by Bob on January 16, 2006
In Reply to: You wanna buy a duck? posted by Rich on January 16, 2006
: What is the origin of the phrase: You wanna buy a duck?
Joe Penner was a 1930s-era radio comic and vaudevillain noted for his catchphrase "Wanna buy a duck?" and his low hyuck-hyuck laugh. He was popularly caricatured by Tex Avery and Friz Freleng in the musical cartoon "My Green Fedora" and several pictures starring the bumbling stooge Egghead.
Joe died in 1941.