KLUSL – SKULL
DBEIA – ABIDE
GROEGJ – JOGGER
SLENET – NESTLE
CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN THE “UNTOUCHABLES” BEGAN AIRING IN 1959, VIEWERS TUNED IN – – –
SKUL ABIE GGR NEST = LIKE GANGBUSTERS
Good Morning, Everyone! 🔫 NESS-CE PAS? 🔫
🎶…..There are no lyrics…No, seriously, there are no lyrics…”The Untouchables Theme” – Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra 1959 https://tinyurl.com/y24k3vu7
🔫 The Agents’ name was Eliot Ness, and Robert Stack stood tall,
The men liked his bravado, the women liked his all…
A show set in Chicago, agents fighting organized crime,
And people cleared their schedules, 9:30 was the time.
They’d NESTLE on their sofas, they’d watch these men ABIDE
By Law and Order only, incorruptible as they’d chide…
The Gangsters and the Criminals to get it in their SKULL,
That Ness was so determined…The show was never dull…
Ness and his men, they prowled the streets…there was no JOGGER then,
And fear is what they instilled in the hearts of corrupt men.
They fought the fight for justice with all that they could muster…
And The Untouchables prevailed and caught on LIKE GANG BUSTERS 🔫
It looks like we’re closing out our work week today with a new entry into the Jumble Archives, SKULL. NESTLE appeared this past July, and we’ve seen JOGGER twice last year, the last time in December. ABIDE though, gave us a few surprises…Making it’s 10th appearance, it’s newly anagrammed, and was last seen on May 8th, as DAEIB. But with it going back to 2014, BADIE showed up three times..albeit only once a year. 2014-15-16. And considering that it’s only 5 letters, I’d say that’s some creative word play. It’s no easy task to do what David does, day in and day out…
Prohibition during the 1920’s and 30’s …Let’s paint a PITCHER. No beer, no liquor, but there was plenty of WHINE. It wasn’t exactly something everyone CHEERed about. The driving force behind it was the religious organizations, who believed that less alcohol consumption would decrease the amount of crime and spousal abuse, and raise the overall amount of piety in America. In other words, it was an effort to raise the BAR. https://tinyurl.com/y9vyj96s But with the demand for drink still out there, it led to a lot of crime, and Eliot Ness emerged as the Knight in Shunning Lager. https://tinyurl.com/y3q3vjhu His memoir, “THE UNTOUCHABLES” was turned into a TV show in 1959, https://tinyurl.com/y6qe3tjw and it became a HIT for the ABC Network. Ness and his men went after the many GANGS of the day, and were determined to BUST them all for good. And what we’re seeing here today, is a family gathered around, enjoying the popular show, as was most of America at the time. Everyone was PLASTERED to their TVs, as Mom and Dad’s dialogue is attesting to…So, in answer to our question…The VIEWERS tuned in …LIKE GANGBUSTERS! Well, SHOOT, David…you’ve done another BANG up job!
Ok, eye candy…Once again today, Jeff has given us a plethora of details. With the parents relaxed in matching green easy chairs, and two young sons sitting on the floor, it’s a typical living room scene of the 1950’s. Period ornately flowered blue and green vases, resting on a pink doily, sit atop a classic console TV cabinet. We can see the shows’ grainy black and white opening image displayed on the TV screen. Spot on period fashion touches are shown: The Father, dressed in a white dress shirt and tie… On a Thursday night… at 9:30…in his own home… The Mother, dressed in a purple ruffled-necked blouse and a black skirt. You can’t make this stuff up…In fact, some people today might consider all that formality a CRIME! …There’s the vintage black rotary phone, sitting upon what was then called a “Phone Table”…And everyone seems to be in stocking feet. But today it’s the two little boys who steal the SHOW. The one at left, is wearing a gray Fedora, and saying how he wants to work for Ness…But the real STAR? Literally? The little boy at right is holding a Gold STARred Badge, that reads JUNIOR GI…and he has an adorable little cowlick…MOOve over, Eliot Ness…There’s a new SHERIFF in town! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! And I’ll leave you with a little GANGBUSTER humor… What do you get when you cross Al Capone with Al Pacino? …”A. CAPPUCCINO”! Have a great day, Everyone! And Welcome to March! 🔫🙋🏻