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Re: Rhubarb

Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 24, 2000

In Reply to: Rhubarb posted by silvio on October 24, 2000

: is there a saying"never rub another man's rhubarb"?i thought I heard jack nicholson as the joker say this to batman in the movie.if so,what does it mean?

Yes, it is Jack Nicholson as the Joker.
From seeing the way the phrase is used I think the phrase is a exhortation not to pursue another person's romantic interest or beau.
Here is the scene from the film "Batman":

"Tell me something my friend. You ever dance with the Devil in the pale moon light?" says the Joker.

"What?" says a stunned Bruce.

"I always ask that of all my prey. I just like the sound of it." He then shoots Bruce as Vicki watches and screams.

"Never rub another man's rhubarb. Why is it every time I come for you, somebody always gets in the way?" he asks Vicki. "I need a moment alone, boys."