On a famous TV game show a blonde contestant needed only to answer one more question. One simple question stood between her and one million dollars!
“To be today’s champion,” the show’s smiling host intoned, “name two of Santa’s reindeer.”
The contestant, gave a sigh of relief, gratified that she had drawn such an easy question. “Rudolph!” she said confidently, “and, …Olive!”
The studio audience started to applaud (as the little sign above their heads said to do) but the clapping quickly faded into mumbling, and the confused host replied, “Yes, we’ll accept Rudolph
but could you please explain… ‘Olive?!?'”
“You know,” the woman circled her hand forward impatiently and began to sing, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glowed. Olive, the other reindeer…”
via email from D. Kimball Lord, Wed, 3 Dec 2008 14:32:31 -0800