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Hashush-al-Kabaar - Lebanese phrase meaning "The Man Who Made a Monkey Out of a Camel" on the sitcom MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY/CBS/1953-64.

Hans Conried as Uncle Tonoose - MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY
Hans Conreid as Uncle Tonoose

"Hashush-al-Kabaar" was the nickname of Uncle Tonoose (Hans Conried), the Lebanese relative (head of the family) of nightclub entertainer Danny Williams (Danny Thomas).

 Tonoose (who loved goat cheese and grape leaves) claimed his family descended from King Achmed the Unwashed.  


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