Today’s “last Word” Radio 4 programme paid short tributes to recently passed away well known people (which it does, brilliantly, every week). I really tuned in to hear about Rabbi Lionel Blue – but in the same programme Zsa Zsa Gabor was celebrated.
Someone pieced together her best one-liners in this video clip. Makes me think it would have been interesting to hear a radio programme based on competitive quipping – between her, Groucho Marx and Mae West. So let’s make one up.
First, Zsa Zsa:
Groucho? (In just 2 minutes)
Nice comeback – I especially like the quote about politics. But you lose points for having most of your lines written for you.
Mae West in 2 minutes? I reckon she’d win – she wrote all her own lines. Most of these lines you can see the joke before it’s said – but that’s because they have become iconic.