|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50), Senior (>50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Persuasive, Inspirational, Pondering/Pensive|
|Description||The wisdom in jokes|
|Details||1 minutes into the film|
David Dobel's funny insights on jokes.
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|DAVID DOBEL: "There's great wisdom in jokes, Falk, really. There's an old joke about a prizefighter in the ring. He's getting his brains beat out. And his mother's in the audience, and she's watching him getting beaten up in the ring...and there's a priest next to her and she says, "Father, pray for him." And the priest says, "I will pray for him but if he could punch, it would help...". There's more insight in that joke into what I call the Giant So What than most books on philosophy.... Women.... Camus said that women are all that we're ever going to know of paradise on earth. Now, in your case, Falk, there is a seminal joke that Henry Youngman used to tell that I think is perfect. It sums it up perfectly as far as you go. Guy comes into a doctor's office. He says, "Doc, it hurts when I do this." The doctor says, "Don't do it."...think about that.....|