Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Title, Title, Who's Got the Title

Whenever I teach people about Texas Hold 'em, I always end up saying "Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?" All because of a children's game I learned so many moons ago.

I get really strange looks though when I utter those words — apparently that phrase isn't part of everybody's vernacular.

I was determined to demonstrate that it's a common phrase; so I decided to use this week's Fun with Ep Titles feature to prove my point. From the list of ep titles that follows, you'll find I proved only one thing. The phrase was pretty common — about forty years ago.
  • Barrel, Barrel ... Who's Got the Barrel (''Donkey Kong Country'')

  • Bomb, Bomb, Who's Got the Bomb? (''Hawaii Five-O,'' 10/8/1974)

  • Bubi, Bubi, Who's Got the Ruby? (''Batman'')

  • Budget, Budget, Who's Got the Budget? (''Nancy,'' 12/31/1970)

  • Dobie, Dobie, Who's Got Dobie? (''The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,'' 10/17/1961)

  • Furniture, Furniture, Who's Got the Furniture? (''Green Acres,'' 10/20/1965)

  • Genie, Genie, Who's Got the Genie? (''I Dream of Jeannie,'' 1/16/1968)

  • Guns, Guns, Who's Got the Guns? (''F Troop,'' 3/2/1967)

  • Money, Money, Who's Got the Money? (''Pete and Gladys,'' 10/23/1961)

  • Money, Money. Who's Got the Money (''Hank,'' 1/14/1966)

  • Painting, Painting. Who's Got the Painting? (''Bridget Loves Bernie,'' 2/10/1973)

  • Party, Party, Who's Got the Party? (''I'm Dickens, He's Fenster,'' 11/23/1962)

  • Planet - Planet - Who's Got the Planet? (''Rocket Robin Hood'')

  • Vino, Vino, Who's Got the Vino? (''McHale's Navy,'' 11/16/1965)

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