Posted by Charlie on July 02, 2000
In Reply to: Look, Ma, no hands posted by Bob on July 01, 2000
: : To be more specific...
: : I saw this expression in "The View from Saturday" by E.L. Konigsburg. It was followed by "Look, Ma, no legs".
: The phrase has a long, long history as a straight line. When I was young (some time after the last ice age) we would follow "look Ma, no hands," with "look Ma, no teeth either." Yeah, I know, but it seemed pretty funny at age 8.
: When I was young there was a commercial ditty on the radio that was parodied thusly;
Sani-flush, Sani-flush, ...Clean your teeth with out a brush ! ... Look Ma ...No brush, ... no teeth either !
I don't know if this adds to the discusion but ....