Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How Sweet it is


I saw the phrase "How Sweet it is" on a welcome to Brooklyn sign and couldn't remember who used to say it. Well I googled it and it turns out that it was Brooklyn entertainer Jackie Gleason who was well known for saying that. According to the website http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/ this is one example of the "Welcome to Brooklyn" signs unveiled by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz which welcome motorists with a variety of greetings that were chosen after soliciting suggestions from Brooklynites from across the Borough. The signs were placed at 11 major entry points across the borough.

5 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est une belle phare de bienvenue et cela change. beau coup d'œil.
it is a nice key of welcome and it changes. nice glance.

Wayne said...

Jackie Gleason said that on his variety show regularly. I think he said it after the opening applause.

But he was famous for being a drinker. Whether he really was or not I remember him saying that after he'd take a drink in a skit too.

He did his show live sort of like the Ed Sullivan Show, in a theatre setting. I'm going strictly from distant memory I could have it muddled.

Anyone interested in seeing him at his best in a dramatic role should see him as Minnesota Fats in The Hustler.

Sorry Lori, I got carried away.

jay w said...

Don't really know what a Borough President does, but M.M. is a tireless and effective promoter for Brooklyn. Agree with Wayne about Gleason's role in The Hustler.

DaveM said...

I think its good that people are proud of the area where they live.

Blue Wave 707 said...

I remember Jackie Gleason saying that on his TV show, when I'd watch reruns on cable way back when.

My favorite Gleason characters were Ralph Cramden and the sheriff in "Smokey & The Bandit"