Saturday Centus – Wk#134 – Prompt: highlighted in blue – 114 words – “Toast”

21 Nov

“So this is a cook off for the inheritance?  Is that what you’re saying?” asked one amongst gathered relatives.

An eccentric, rich uncle had passed.

The lawyer continued, “Sam wanted his estate to go to the one who knew him best. You all have one hour to buy or make a meal. Closest to what is written in this envelope will win.”

There was a scramble to the door. I walked out calmly.

Within the hour, all had returned with assorted foods, each assessed privately. When I was announced the winner, others asked what I had brought.

“A rotten egg and burnt toast. He always did like the Three Stooges’s joke about a tapeworm.”

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For those unfamiliar with the Three Stooges gag, Moe asked Curly, “Burnt toast and a rotten egg? Whatta ya want that for?”

Curly replied, “I got a tapeworm and that’s good enough for him!”

The gag appeared in their 1934 short, “Punch Drunks”

Info Source: The Three Stooges Online Filmography


Posted by on November 21, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


5 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#134 – Prompt: highlighted in blue – 114 words – “Toast”

  1. Paul

    November 21, 2012 at 07:25

    I always hated the 3 stooges so I’m not familiar with the joke. But still, I enjoyed “Toast.”

    • Ross Mannell

      November 21, 2012 at 09:32

      Thanks for the comment.

      I must admit I didn’t always like their routines but the referred to segment matched the prompt and my take on it. 🙂

  2. Kristianne Osage

    November 22, 2012 at 07:01

    Very creative Ross ! My hubs loves the Three Stooges…me, not so much…I’m a Laurel & Hardy fan ! 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      November 25, 2012 at 16:38

      Thanks for the comment.

      I grew up with both. Three Stooges was more slapstick with emphasis on the slap. )

  3. Jenny Matlock

    December 2, 2012 at 02:06

    I actually remember that episode! We were never allowed to watch it so it was a ‘Mom’s gone sneak thing’ if the timing was right during the day.

    Really funny Ross.

    And Happy December 1 to you!


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