"Good evening. I'd like to welcome you aboard the Mrs. Grace L. Ferguson Airline (and Storm Door Company). I don't know how much you know about our airline. We've only been in business about a week. Our airline was founded on the premise that what the American public wanted was low-cost overseas transportation. We've attempted to eliminate what we call in the airline business 'frills and extras' . . . like maintenance and a whole bunch of technical instruments. . . . Have you ever had one that hangs on for about four or five days? I don't mind the headache so much, but it's that damn double vision. . . ."
- Comedy routine by Bob Newhart
Jonathan Yardley reviews a new book by Bob Newhart.
[HT: Arts & Letters Daily ]