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Old 28 December 2006, 07:01 AM
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Tantrum It's true; I saw it with my own lyin' eyes

Comment: The myth about Zsa Zsa Gabor and Johnny Carson is TRUE, not
false, as you claim. However, it was not Zsa Zsa Gabor, and it wasn't a
Persian cat. It was a Joan Embry type person, one of the people he used
to get from the zoo. The woman brought a cougar or leopard or tiger or
lion cub to the studio, like Johnny liked to do frequently on his show.
It was during the black and white days of the Carson's Tonight Show. She
said during the interview, "Would you like to pet my pussy?" to which
Carson said "Sure, move the cat!" That was exactly what he said. It was
too fast for censors, and there was no profanity in it. I don't know if
this ever made it on air, but it DID make it to a blooper show in the
1980's or 1990's. I know because I saw it myself. I remember the exact
words because I couldn't believe that Carson would say it, and it was just
so funny.
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Old 28 December 2006, 08:54 PM
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Comment: On your "Trademark of a Devil" article discussing the Donahue
Show in 1994 that aired with the Proctor & Gamble President discussing
their connection to the Church of Satan... that show DID air because I saw
it myself!!! I think that you need to truely investigate all possible
options before you post your snope-false/true things on here. After
reading your article & personally knowing the fact that the show DOES
exist because I saw it myself, it would appear that someone (P&G) has
"paid other people off to keep quiet about that episode & forget it never
happened due to corporate politics of realizing later on after doing the
show that they put their foot in their mouths & almost ruined their
business". Do further research, I guarantee you'll find that episode again
& Proctor & Gamble will be re-exposed to the public a second time!
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Old 29 December 2006, 07:07 AM
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Comment: ok you know how you said that in the Aladdin movie it doesnt say
"take your clothes off"? well it does. i was in treatment and we only got
to watch g rated movies and we were watching that. we were all laying on
the floor watchnig it, and all of a sudden, we heard that saying. we
rewinded it like 20 times! we all heard it. even the nurses heard it too.
its true, it does say it.
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Old 29 December 2006, 07:40 AM
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Comment: Concerning the "urine-dye" myth: It is interesting to note that
it seems to have become common knowledge that this is a myth. When I
saw this I was astonished. While anecdotal
evidence is surely not enough to change your listing, I myself have
personally seen such a chemical work -- on more than one occassion. A
friend of mine peed in a neighbors pool (how do I know this? The green
cloud of course) and when the green cloud surrounded him we laughed pretty
heartily. Not being a very squemish person, he joined in the mirth.
While this might have been some strange mixture of chemicals that had to
do with what he was drinking and the cleaning chemicals of the pool, it
stands to reason that the owner could have just as easily put something in
the pool as well. We never asked, of course. But, it did happen again.
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Old 29 December 2006, 08:20 AM
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Comment: ok you know how you said that in the Aladdin movie it doesnt say
"take your clothes off"? well it does. i was in treatment and we only got
to watch g rated movies and we were watching that. we were all laying on
the floor watchnig it, and all of a sudden, we heard that saying. we
rewinded it like 20 times! we all heard it. even the nurses heard it too.
its true, it does say it.
Sounds like the treatment didn't work.
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Old 02 January 2007, 10:52 AM
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Comment: "Buck" / "Doe" example was in fact true. You are wrong. I
witnessed it happen. It was one of the funniest moments of my life. I've
been telling that story since it happened. Yes, it did happen on
Password....and yes it was a black contestant. You should really persue
your research before making a false claim like this.
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Old 07 January 2007, 09:06 PM
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Comment: Your report on the incident with Groucho Marx saying that line
about his cigar is absolutely wrong. I was 10 years old watching that
program. He said it; I had to ask my mother why the network cut off the
sound. She wouldn't tell me why what he said was bad, either, because
people didn't talk openly about sex then!!! You'd better investigate some
more, because I was an EYEWITNESS/EAR WITNESS to that one, and you are,
indeed, wrong. Now I'm wondering how accurate the other reports are.
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Old 08 January 2007, 03:34 AM
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Comment: Sorry, but I heard this myself. We got our first TV in November of
1949, so it couldn't have happened in 1947, unless they later reran an old
show. It is one of very few controversial or famous quotes that have been
reported over the years that I actually witnessed. That is why it lives so
vividly in my memory. It was also captured on an old comedy record called
"Pardon My Blooper". It was just audio from the show, but, if it wasn't
Groucho, it was a good impersonation. I would guess that it happened in the
early to mid 1950s. I was seven years old in 1949 and would not have caught
the implication. I love your site and what you're doing, but THIS TIME, I
have first hand knowledge to the contrary. I realize that the audio could
have been faked, but I believe it wasn't because of the video that I
personally saw. If you need it and can't get it, let me know and I will
digitize the excerpt from my old record and send it to you. Believe what
you must, but I heard and saw it myself.
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Old 08 January 2007, 03:39 AM
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Believe what you must, but I heard and saw it myself.
It's bad enough that people remain insistent they saw a telecast of something that never took place; it's absolutely mind-boggling that they aren't the least bit dissuaded by the fact that what they claim to have seen on TV originated with a radio program.

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No, Snopes. You aren't using your imagination. Visualize Groucho saying naughty things.
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Old 08 January 2007, 04:48 PM
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After reading your article & personally knowing the fact that the show DOES exist because I saw it myself, it would appear that someone (P&G) has "paid other people off to keep quiet...
And Dangnabbit, I haven't gotten my check yet, and I never will if you don't keep telling people it never happened!
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Old 08 January 2007, 10:45 PM
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I wonder what the claimaint would come up with if you said back "Sure, record that exchange from your blooper reel and send it over".
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Old 08 January 2007, 11:24 PM
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Comment: Regarding your Groucho story. I definitely heard him say that to the mother of 10 children. I was young then, but not young enough to not know what he meant. I remember laughing my head off, and telling all my friends. Someone must have forgotten to edit it out. I do remember it as if it were yesterday. Being young it made quite an impression.
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Old 09 January 2007, 03:35 AM
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Comment: Regarding your Groucho story. I definitely heard him say that to the mother of 10 children. I was young then, but not young enough to not know what he meant. I remember laughing my head off, and telling all my friends. Someone must have forgotten to edit it out. I do remember it as if it were yesterday. Being young it made quite an impression.
Are these all from the same guy...? Or is there some weird Groucho thing going on this week?
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Comment: The myth about Zsa Zsa Gabor and Johnny Carson is TRUE, not false, as you claim. However, it was not Zsa Zsa Gabor, and it wasn't a Persian cat.
My brain is just refusing to wrap itself around that.
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Old 09 January 2007, 09:11 AM
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Comment: The myth about Zsa Zsa Gabor and Johnny Carson is TRUE, not false, as you claim. However, it was not Zsa Zsa Gabor, and it wasn't a Persian cat.
And it was not Johnny Carson, and it wasn't on television.

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Old 12 January 2007, 02:58 AM
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Comment: Can you please recheck your story about Johnny Carson and Zsa Zsa Gabor? I saw the show that it happened on and it wasn't Johnny and Zsa Zsa. It was Merv Griffin and Zsa Zsa's sister, I belive Eva Gabor, I could be wrong on which Gabor sister it was. But I did see the show.
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I could be wrong on which Gabor sister it was.
You could be wrong on everything you're claiming. In fact, I'm sure of it.
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Old 13 January 2007, 07:23 AM
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Comment: On your "Trademark of a Devil" article discussing the Donahue
Show in 1994 that aired with the Proctor & Gamble President discussing
their connection to the Church of Satan...
I remember a rabidly fundamentalist christian member of my family urging people to boycott P&G over this. They had a neat xerox memo they were handing out explaining it all. Pretty sad.
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Old 13 January 2007, 09:05 AM
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Comment: Regarding the Groucho cigar remark: I too am a believer that I
"remember" seeing this, not hearing it nor reading about it. In the late
60's or ealry 70's, WFLD in Chicago (Channel 32) used to run "You Bet Your
Life." There are a few things I DON'T remember however. I do NOT recall
the claim of 20 children. I remember the woman to be very young (about 25
years old) and she had about 6 or 7 kids. Also, I recall that this woman
was not paired with her husband, rather she was teamed with a stranger.
Thirdly, I remember the line to be "Well I love my cigar, but I take it
out once in a while." While he is uttering this phrase, he looks to the
camera, pulls out the cigar and gives a classic Groucho eyebrow wrinkle. I
am 95% certain that I witnessed this exchange when I was about 14 or 15
years old and I was SHOCKED at what I had just heard. I also recall the
audience laughing hysterically and the woman being embarassed by the
remark.

Woman: ...and we have 7 children.
Groucho: SEVEN children?!?
Woman: Well I love my husband very much.
Grouch: Well I love my cigar (turns to audience and pulls out cigar) but I
take it out once in a while.

I wonder if I am the only one to remember this, or will you get more
rebuttals???
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