Rabbi Shankar Sayings -
East Indian sayings of Rabbi Shankar (Arte Johnson) featured
on the comedy variety ROWAN AND MARTIN'S
Rabbi Shankar was
a Far East Indian philosopher in a Nehru jacket, pill box hat,
gold chains and glasses who espoused mystical wisdom. Some
- The snake that strikes at the feet of the hunter is naught but a
pain in the grass.
- The pilgrim who drinks the water of the Ganges shall trot all the
way to the mosque.
If the laughing hyena laughs, what then of the horny toad?
On the 2/19/1983 segment of NBCs SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE comedian Tim
Kazurinsky played a similar Eastern mystic known as The Guru who
questioned life with such probing inquiries as:
- Why is the tidy bowl man so happy about living in a toilet?
- Exactly what are we saving daylight time for?
- Did you ever get a letter from a girl who draws pretty little
hearts and flowers on the envelope? Why is it that this girl will
undoubtedly be fat?
- Why if I kill a baby seal, am I a terrible man, but if I squash a
baby cockroach I am a good man? But, you say, the seal is helpless
animal in the wild, while the cockroach is a pest. Then I would
say. 'How would you like to have a hundred baby seals living under
your sink?' "
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