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Possibly the best W. C. Fields skit ever.....The Fatal Glass of Beer
maggiesfarm ^

Posted on 02/08/2013 5:21:40 PM PST by virgil283

"A good skit for a snow day :..... "'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast.".... Also, "Maw, I'm going out to milk the elk."....Also, "He was mighty good with mustard..... he broke her tambourine"....[video 15m.]

....sing me that song


TOPICS: TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: wcfields
"This is the best short, as well as being containing some of Fields's best work anywhere. There is no story to speak of: a pioneer in the Alaskan wilderness first sings a song about "The Fatal Glass of Beer" to a Mounty in a cabin before dog sledding through the wilderness to his other, slightly more civilized cabin where his wife is. Their son returns after a three-year stint in prison. But all this is a pretext for a string of brilliant one-liners (including the immortal, "'T'aint a fit night out for man nor beast"), sight gags, and stunts. A classic."
1 posted on 02/08/2013 5:21:49 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283
Fields in The Bank Dick is great comedy. He tells the story of why the call him Honest John while attempting to break the racked balls on a pool table.
2 posted on 02/08/2013 5:27:27 PM PST by 4yearlurker (I hate February.)
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To: virgil283

Fields was a brilliant comedian. Toward the end of his life, a visitor found Fields sitting up in bed reading the Bible. Knowing that Fields wasn’t a religious man, the visitor asked him what was he doing with that Bible. Fields replied, “Ah yes, looking for loopholes.”


3 posted on 02/08/2013 5:32:59 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: virgil283

My favorite Fields bit is from “It’s a Gift,” when he’s trying to take a nap on the porch, and gets constantly interrupted by a series of inane situations.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 5:33:16 PM PST by greene66
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To: virgil283

It ain’t a fit night out for man nor beast.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 5:35:10 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: virgil283

” I like children...fried.”

The only Field’s quote that I could remember off hand.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 5:37:11 PM PST by AlexW
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To: virgil283

Ah, classic comedy. You gotta listen close to catch his side remarks.

Recommended:

“International House” (with Fields, Burns and Allen, Bela Lugosi!!)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024183/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1

and

“You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man” (w/ Fields, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032152/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


7 posted on 02/08/2013 5:38:40 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: virgil283
I fell in love with a beautiful blond once.She drove me to drink.That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for.
8 posted on 02/08/2013 5:38:40 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: greene66
Fields was an original. He refused to do scenes with either animals or children, figuring they would steal the scene from him.
9 posted on 02/08/2013 5:39:24 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: LeonardFMason

(( ping ))


10 posted on 02/08/2013 5:41:09 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: virgil283

W.C. Fields at the archives:
http://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22W.C.+Fields%22
I never really appreciated him ‘til I passed 50!

“Fatal Glass of Beer parodies the “cornball” ...”


11 posted on 02/08/2013 5:41:36 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 4yearlurker

‘The Bank Dick’ is my favorite Fields movie.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 5:43:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: greene66

I love the scene with the blind man in the store, and at the picnic when he tries to open the can of tomatoes.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 5:44:51 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: AlexW

I thought it was, “I like children...barbequed...”


14 posted on 02/08/2013 5:54:14 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: virgil283
W.C. Fields was also an outstanding juggler.
15 posted on 02/08/2013 5:56:31 PM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: PapaNew

Actually, I thought it was parboiled.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 6:01:46 PM PST by ShasheMac
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To: Gay State Conservative

Once ... in the wilds of Afghanistan, I lost my corkscrew, and we were forced to live on nothing but food and water for days.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 6:02:54 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: sima_yi

I keep a bottle of whiskey handy in case of snakebite

I also keep a snake handy


18 posted on 02/08/2013 6:03:39 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: virgil283

“A man that hates dogs and kids can’t be all wrong.” — WCF


19 posted on 02/08/2013 6:06:32 PM PST by imardmd1
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To: virgil283

“I reckon, guess and calculate he is, Ma.”


20 posted on 02/08/2013 6:06:32 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: AlexW

Madam, there’s no such thing as a tough child - if you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender.~ W. C . Fields


21 posted on 02/08/2013 6:06:45 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: greene66

On one of my recent trips through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. Were forced to live on food and water for several days.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 6:08:00 PM PST by ShasheMac
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To: virgil283

I’ve been a fan of Fields since I was a kid. I don’t remember the movie, but my favorite scene was when he sold the talking dog in a bar


23 posted on 02/08/2013 6:09:00 PM PST by Figment
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To: virgil283

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 6:11:35 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: virgil283
A great scene from the movie "International House": Professor Quail (W.C. Fields) has just landed in the city of Wu-Hu, China. However, he is unsure of where he landed, so he asks a group of people standing nearby to tell him where he is:

Professor Quail: Hey! Where am I?

Woman: Wu-Hu.

Professor Quail: Woo-Hoo to you sweetheart. Hey Charlie, where am I?

Hotel Manager: WU-HU!

(Fields then removes the flower from his lapel)

Professor Quail: Don't let the posey fool you!

25 posted on 02/08/2013 6:17:11 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: virgil283

Thanks for posting. I’d never seen that before. It was hilarious!


26 posted on 02/08/2013 6:38:33 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: virgil283

Them elks was caribooses. You know, like at the back of a train.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 6:53:04 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: virgil283

Reporter- Mr Fields, what would your father say if he knew you drank a 5th of scotch a day?”

Fields: “What would he say about my drinking a 5th a day? Why, he’d call me a sissaaaay!”


28 posted on 02/08/2013 7:47:47 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: virgil283

True story -

Fields and some friends were hanging out at his Hollywood home one Sunday, playing cards and having a “few drinks”.

That Sunday, news came of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Fields immediatly got on the phone and ordered virtually a truck load of booze from his supplier, knowing it might be hard to come by once America got into the war.

One of the house guests teased Bill by asking “Why’d you order so little?”

Fields replied “It’s going to be a very short war!”


29 posted on 02/08/2013 7:53:58 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: virgil283

The very funniest of all of those ancient movie scenes was a thing called Fatty Arbuckle and the Rubber Fish.


30 posted on 02/08/2013 7:56:43 PM PST by varmintman
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To: GreenHornet

In my younger days, I’ve asked many a girl in a bar to play squidjulum.
Never had any takers, for some reason.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 7:57:23 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: dynachrome

***“International House” (with Fields, Burns and Allen, Bela Lugosi!!)****

Fields lands in his gyro-helocopter in Who Hoo China. He had a flower in his lapel, and asks ...”Can anyone tell me where I am?”

Woman “Woo Hoo.”

Fields: “And Woohoo to you my dear! Now, can anyone tell mo where I am?”

Hotel manager: “Woohoo”.

Fields: (not happy, grabs the flower in his lapel and crushes it): “Don’t let the daisy fool you my friend!”


32 posted on 02/08/2013 8:32:09 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: GreenHornet

Dang! Beat me to it!


33 posted on 02/08/2013 8:35:26 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: ShasheMac

Actually, I thought it was parboiled.

Only if they are properly cooked.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 8:39:38 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: greene66

I’m looking for Karl La Fong.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 8:43:51 PM PST by DManA
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To: greene66

Man” “Do you know ‘’Carl La Fong?’’ “Capital “L small a , capital F small ‘’o’’, small ‘’n’’ small ‘’g’’. La Fong, Carl La Fong’’. Fields “No I don’t know Carl La Fong, capital L small a , capitial F’ small o, small ‘’n’’, small g’’. And if I did know Carl La Fong I wouldn’t admit it!’’.


36 posted on 02/09/2013 1:31:14 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: PapaNew

It’s “Don’t you like children?’’. “I love children. When their properly cooked’’.


37 posted on 02/09/2013 1:33:34 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: virgil283
"During one of my treks through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. We were compelled to live on food and water for several days."

* * * *

Fields: D'ja ever play the game of sjquidlum?

Pretty Girl: No. The only game I ever played was beanbag.

Fields: Beanbag? Ah, very good; it becomes very exciting at times. I saw the championship played in Paris. Many people were killed.

38 posted on 02/09/2013 4:19:25 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I've fixed my problem with procrastination; just wait and see.)
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To: virgil283

for several years Groucho Marx gave a speech at UCLA school of film.
He spoke of his old friend Bill Fields inviting him to his new home in the San Fernando Valley which was mostly citrus trees at the time.
Wehen I got there Groucho said Bill greeted me at the door and told me to follow him and we went up to the attic which was filled with cases of scotch.
Bill I asked, what’s all this?
In case of prohabition bill shot back.
Groucho, but Bill, prohabition ended years ago.
Yeah I know but I can’t take a chance of it coming back.


39 posted on 02/09/2013 4:53:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: hinckley buzzard

He did have scenes with Baby Leroy in “It’s A Gift” including one memorable scene were he kicked the kid in the slats. He also claimed he put gin in Baby Leroy’s milk bottle to stop him from crying and ruining scenes.


40 posted on 02/09/2013 5:08:17 AM PST by driftless2
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To: greene66

Yes, that was a good bit. “Ipecac or syrup of squill?”

My all-time favorite line (and I can’t remember what movie it was in) was when Mae West and Fields were at a restaurant. Fields orders brandy, and the waiter says, “Yes, sir. Snifter?”, to which Fields replies, “Snifter? Why, I haven’t even kissed her!”.

I never knew how they got that one past the Hays Office.


41 posted on 02/09/2013 5:32:58 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: sima_yi

Yes, he was. In fact, Fields started his performing career as a juggler, and my favorite part of any W. C. Fields movie is when he does a bit of juggling. What movie is it with the cigar-box manipulation? He made it look easy, but try it sometime.

I read somewhere that Fields used to like to pass someone a brimming bowl of soup at one of his dinner parties, drop it, and catch it just above the floor without spilling any.


42 posted on 02/09/2013 6:11:18 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: PapaNew

I thought it was, “I like children...barbequed...”
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43 posted on 02/09/2013 7:49:45 PM PST by AlexW
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To: BerryDingle

“Madam, there’s no such thing as a tough child - if you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender.~ W. C . Fields”
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Yes, he said that too.


44 posted on 02/09/2013 7:52:56 PM PST by AlexW
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