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Imaginary Canary

There is a stolen railroad car named "Schmow". The big question of the day is: "Where did it go?" The Penciltucky Railroad would really like to know, so they sent one of their detectives named Moe. Inside the car is a spinster named Roberta With her is her younger sister named Nora. The two men with them are Shemp and Larry. Nora hopes Roberta and Shemp will marry. Shemp is someone with a lot of money. Nora would like Shemp to make Roberta his honey. However, Larry thinks Shemp is a loser. That is because Shemp is too much of a boozer. Shemp is really in love with Carrie. This Carrie happens to be a giant canary. The trouble is, Carrie is imaginary. Shemp wants to give Carrie a kiss and a hug whenever he takes a sip from his jug. Along comes Roberta's previous lover named Moe. Do you wonder where this situation will go? All you have to do is watch the video. Based on the 1952 Columbia Pictures short "Cuckoo on a Choo Choo" starring the Three Stooges.

Copyright © Robert Pettit | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 9/3/2017 8:14:00 AM

    Brilliant Robert I remember the film, enjoyed this.
  1. Date: 8/17/2017 1:10:00 AM

    did not know where it was going till you mentioned Shemp and Larry then I figured it out, Good one, Hope you are doing well
  1. Date: 6/11/2017 7:48:00 PM

    Robert you tell it well. I sure enjoyed those silly guys when I was a kid watching them in black and white!!
  1. Date: 6/8/2017 2:22:00 PM

    Robert, I love this poem. I do not think that Roberta should marry Shemp, she is better off without him.I like this poem.