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Candid Camera

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Candid Camera

Here are some fun things that happened On that classic Candid Camera show A man walked backwards on a sidewalk People copied him, wouldn't you know? A man wearing only tighty whiteys Asked the hotel clerk for a room A street cleaner starts cleaning the gutters With a broom handle but missing the broom A man was pumping gas at a gas station It ends up costing eight hundred dollars Obviously, the dial was tampered with Strangely, he got hot under the collar A lady is surprised by a job interview Conducted by a six year old boy A mailbox that says, “Have a good day!” People didn't catch on to this ploy This couldn't happen in today's modern world Where everyone's on top of their game Back then, we could all laugh at ourselves Too bad the time's had to change! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 3:17:00 PM
    The old times are still out there where we laughed... Most just need to slow down a little to catch the laughter... and to smell the roses... We've all had those moments... I think Christmas is the best reminder of laughter, family, and good will... It always effects us.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YUP! Slow down and smell the roses! Laughter is the best medicine for whatever ails you! Christmas is that special family time! Wasn't that a fun show?
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Great memories Jack!...I remember those episiodes...I'll never forget the one with the lady sweeping the sidewalk in front of her apartment...each passerby got a swat on the behind...the reactions were priceless! - Tim

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "each passerby got a swat on the behind"... I REMEMBER THAT ONE!!! Hilarious stuff... Jack
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 1:56:00 PM
    I used to love that show jack.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/11/2012 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What is AFV???
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    AFV is pretty funny too!
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 10:05:00 AM
    Your poems always make me smile:). Never heard of the show but it sounds hilarious!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A forerunner to America's Funniest Videos! It was a hoot! Big big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:03:00 AM
    Candid camera! I loved that show. Reading your fun poem brought all those memories back. Thanks for sharing

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/9/2012 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Watched it faithfully for years! I miss the fun... cheers, Jack