Saturday, March 26, 2011

Classic Humor: Two Tens for a Five

It's gotta be hard to view this and not at least crack a smile.


  1. LMAO...again, after many years. Abbot & Costello should be required watching in high school. Kids could learn the nuances of comedy and language in a most enjoyable way. As an English teacher, do you see any educational value in such classics as "Who's of first" or many of the dialogs between George Burns and Gracie Allen. I would love to design a one-day class for highschool that reviewed clips like this, explored the "slights" of language and then have the kids design their own comedy routines.

    Thanks for the memories!

  2. Whoops...that was supposed to read "Who's on first?"

  3. Actually, Dean, I use the "Who's on First" routine to introduce/discuss context. I use this one--Two Tens for a Five--for attention to detail.

    Even though they're in black & white (a real turn off to many students these days) they overlook it.

  4. Another whoops..."slights" should have been spelled "sleights".