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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Great Duets, Then and Now

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I am an ILM (Inveterate List Maker). This is an affliction as well as an addiction. A List is indispensible at the grocery store (until, when unpacking the bags, you realize with understandable chagrin that you didn't buy canned tomatoes on sale because you forgot to put them on the List! I never leave the house without my Grocery Store List, and one or more Lists of errands to be checked off as completed, i.e., "pick up dry cleaning", "get the oil changed", "buy more White Roses stamps", "return library book", "pick up wine for dinner", and "keep your cool when that knucklehead texting his girl friend cuts you off at the pass". And I haven't mentioned To-Do Lists of house projects, telephone calls to return, doctor appointments and social engagements.

Lists are fun to make and even more fun to throw away when you've checked them off. But here's another valuable reason to make a List. Just forget about counting sheep: I spent the early morning hours of this day constructing yet another List which effortlessly shifted my focus from the cares of the day to the truly mundane. So, if you're twiddling your thumbs or trying to fall asleep, a List such as the one below might help induce heavy-lidded eyes and ultimate deep slumber. I look to you for names I've probably forgotten along with those garl-darned canned tomatoes.

Carol Sloane's List Of Famous Duos: It is categorized, not alphabetized. Let's begin at the beginning:

Adam & Eve
Abercrombie & Fitch
Andy & Barney
Abbot & Costello
Al & Zoot
Amos & Andy
Arm & Hammer
Anthony & Cleopatra
Bogart & Bacall

Ben & Jerry
Bob & Ray
Barnes & Noble
Barnum & Bailey
Bonnie & Clyde
Barbie & Ken
Buck & Bubbles
Batman & Robin

Currier & Ives
Cole & Linda
Cheech & Chong
Clark (Kent) & Lois (Lane)

Daphnis & Chloe
Dick & Jane
Darby & Joan
David & Bathsheba
David & Goliath
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Desmond & Molly Jones
Donny & Marie

Eleanor & Franklin
Ella & Louis
Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy

Frick & Frack
Ferrante & Teicher
Frankie & Johnny
Frank & Lois
   (My brother-in-law and sister who'd
     never speak to me if they weren't Listed)
Fred & Ginger
Fred & Ethel
Fibber McGee & Molly
Funk & Wagnall's
Fortnum & Mason

George & Gracie
George & Ira
George & Martha Washington
George & Martha (Albee's)
(The) Green Hornet & Cato

Harry & Bess
Harry & Sally
Heloise & Abelard
Huntley & Brinkley
Hope & Crosby
Horn & Hardart

Ike & Mamie
Ilsa & Rick

Jonah & The Whale
Jackie & Roy
Jonathan & Darlene

Lucy & Desi
Lunt & Fontanne
Lewis & Clark
Lum & Abner
Lerner & Loewe
(The) Lone Ranger & Tonto
Lord & Taylor
Laurel & Hardy

Mimi & Rodolfo
Mack & Mabel
Martin & Lewis
Maggie & Jiggs
Mantle & Maris
Mutt & Jeff

Nick & Nora
Nichols & May

Oscar & Felix
Olson & Johnson

Peter & The Wolf
Penn & Teller
Puss & Boots
Porgy & Bess

Romeo & Juliet
Rogers & Hart
Rowan & Martin
Ralph & Alice

Stan & Ollie
Sampson & Delilah
Smith & Wesson
Sacco & Vanzetti
Simon & Garfunkel
Sonny & Cher
Seals & Croft
Sandler & Young
Starsky & Hutch
Slim & Slam
Siegfried & Roy
Sears & Robuck
Stiller & Meara

Tom & Jerry
Tristan & Isolde
Tracy & Hepburn
Thelma & Louise
Troilus & Cressida
Tarzan & Jane
Tex & Jinx
    (If you remember them, we are
         of the same vintage)

Victoria & Albert

William & Kate
Winkleman & Finklestein
     (A haberdashery my family
       patronized when I was a child.
       Lois and I always wondered
       what ever happened to "Nod")

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1 comment:

Jay Livingston said...

How about a list of "list songs"?
Aguas de Março
My Favorite Things
Better Than Anything
You’re the Top