Monday, February 14, 2011

Well, What Is It Then?

Also, the toaster oven is not a dust mop and the refrigerator is not a banjo.

You're welcome.


Cornelia Read said...

A la "Sparkle" on SNL many years ago: It's a floor wax. It's a dessert topping.

Cornelia Read said...

Whoops--it was "Shimmer."

"The original skit was on Saturday Night Live, Season 1 Episode 5. Dan Ackroyd was the husband, Gilda Radner the wife, and Chevy Chase the announcer.

It’s become a bit of a Silicon Valley icon, standing for something:

Wife: New Shimmer is a floor wax!

Husband: No, new Shimmer is a dessert topping!

Wife: It’s a floor wax!

Husband: It’s a dessert topping!

Wife: It’s a floor wax, I’m telling you!

Husband: It’s a dessert topping, you cow!

Spokesman: [ enters quickly ] Hey, hey, hey, calm down, you two. New Shimmer is both a floor wax and a dessert topping! Here, I’ll spray some on your mop.. [ sprays Shimmer onto mop ] ..and some on your butterscotch pudding. [ sprays Shimmer onto pudding ]"