Tuesday, October 13, 2015

License Plate for Captain Spaulding

The Yiddish word shnorrer refers to a moocher or sponger. It is used pejoratively to denote a cheapskate who borrows money and does not intend to return it. The word famously appears in "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" in the Marx Brothers movie "Animal Crackers" (1930) and before that in the Broadway stage musical of the same name. I apologize for my filthy windshield.
New Jersey license plate

"Hello, I Must be Going" and "Hooray for Captain Spaulding"
from "Animal Crackers" (1930)
Groucho Marx as Captain Spaulding
Margaret Dumont as Mrs. Rittenhouse
Zeppo Marx as Horatio Jamison
Written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, and George S. Kaufman
Songs by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
Directed by Victor Heerman

Note:  I ask you, how many blogs can give you posts about both license plates and Groucho Marx?


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