Paul Lynde: Comedian with a Cheshire Cat Smile



Today's birthday?  Comic actor Paul Lynde

Who made us chuckle when he grinned.

With laughter he our lives enriched

On Hollywood Squares* and in Bewitched.


A few zingers from that show:

1. Peter Marshall: What did Roy Rogers do when Trigger died?

Paul Lynde: Dismount.

2. Peter Marshall: What is a good reason for pounding meat:

Paul Lynde: Loneliness.

3. Peter Marshall: It's considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at a nudist camp. One is politics. What's the other?

Paul Lynde: tape measures.

4. Peter Marshall: According to the French Chef, Julia Child, how much is a pinch?

Paul Lynde: Just enough to turn her on.

5. Peter Marshall: In "Alice in Wonderland" who kept saying 'I'm late, I'm late"?                                            

Paul Lynde: Alice, and her mother is sick about it.

6. Peter Marshall: If the right part comes along, will George C. Scott do a nude scene:

Paul Lynde: You mean he doesn't have the right part?

7. Peter Marshall: Diamonds should not be kept with your family jewels. Why?

Paul Lynde: They're so cold.

8. Peter Marshall: Prometheus was tied to the top of a mountain by the gods because he had given something to man. What did he give us?

Paul Lynde: I don't don't know what you got, but I got a sports shirt.

9. Peter Marshall: When you pat a dog on the head, he will usually wag his tail. What will a goose do?

Paul Lynde: Make him bark.

10. Peter Marshall: It's well known that small amounts of female hormones are found in the male body. Are male hormones ever found in the female body?

Paul Lynde: Occasionally.


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  • Pete LaCock Sr. (as anyone who watched the Cubs knows, Marshall's real name) would have said that Lynde Petered out by 9 and 10.

    BTW, Marshall's real name could have been the basis for this type of Lynde joke.

  • In reply to jack:

    I seem to recall his son as a lanky left-handed batting first-base man. Had a brief career, I think.

    Good double-entendre.

  • He never played the Cheshire Cat, though, did he? That would have been interesting!

    Thanks for your weather comments today, too.

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