Thursday, January 27, 2011

Life and Limbo

When Death gets stuck up in a tree,
The planet's mortality-free
But endless longevity
Is no cause for levity
Get a stepladder, ASAP!

David Cairns

Lionel Barrymore traps
Death (Cedric Hardwicke) in his apple tree, causing consternation in the medical profession in On Borrowed Time (Harold S. Bucquet, 1939). All so he can spend more time with child actor Bobs Watson, who plays his grandson, 'Pud'.


Norm Knott said...

Was the chubby, striped shirt-wearing Pud from Dubble Bubble Gum comic strip advertising based on this chubby, striped shirt-wearing Pud or vice versa?
The mind reels.

JamesFinnGarner said...

heh heh. "Pud"

Norm Knott said...

After awhile, Dubble Bubble realized that Pud was an "indelicate" name so they changed it to Dick.