W.C. Fields, Jody Gilbert — The Diner Sketch

Because we can always use a dose of wry Fields humor. Or is that rye?

Kovacs Corner – Feb 18, 2010 – 5:42

[From “Kovacs Corner” on YouTube.com] – William Claude Dukenfield, known professionally as W.C. Fields, with his bizarre and iconoclastic sense of humor, certainly influenced Ernie Kovacs. It had been written that when Fields delivered the story outline of this 1941 film, “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break”, the suits at Universal Studios thought the film was so surreal that they recut and reshot parts of it. After which they quietly released the film to movie theaters and Fields from his contract. This sketch, featuring character actress Jody Gilbert, gives a new meaning to the term “customer service”.