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Re: T'ain't funny Magee

Posted by Baceseras on May 25, 2010 at 12:42

In Reply to: Re: T'ain't funny Magee posted by Smokey Stover on May 25, 2010 at 05:15:

: : : Looking for the origin of "It ain't funny Magee (McGee, or MacGee)"

: : [Catch-phrase from 'Fibber McGee and Molly' radio show from the 1930s. - Bac.]

: Am I wrong, or di Molly McGee say, "T'aint funny,McGee!"
: SS

[You're right, Smokey. And it loses point unless repeated with her inflection. The radio show was madly popular, continuing for a couple of decades and transforming into a TV show too. It still has fans (and collectors) today, who rightly expect the ritual form of the utterance to be observed as it was from the beginning, still is, and ever will be. - Baceseras.]