Wednesday, June 15, 2011

San Francisco Film Festival Turns Classic Jewish Joke Into 6 Minute Film, "The Tailor"


Have you heard the Marcus Pincus joke? It's probably one of the oldest Jewish jokes around. So why are we retelling it at Jewish Humor Central? Because it's been made into a six minute short silent film called The Tailor.

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is featuring the film this month in its online preview of the annual festival which runs this year from July 24 through August 8.

The film festival describes the film in a simple sentence as follows: Culture and confusion meet on a Brooklyn street, in this hilariously charming tale of similarities amid diversity.

Just in case you haven't heard the joke, it's about two Chassidic boys who buy black suits from Marcus Pincus, the tailor, but suspect that the suits are actually navy blue.  To confirm their suspicion, they plan to brush against two nuns who are walking towards them to compare the colors of the suits and the nuns' habits.

Meanwhile, the nuns aren't sure whether the boys are yeshiva students or young priests, and plan to listen to their conversation as they pass to determine whether they are speaking Hebrew or Latin.

The suspense builds as the boys and the nuns get closer and climaxes as the boys learn the truth and the nuns come to a conclusion based on what they think they hear the boys say. 

The whole film is just a set-up for a hilarious off-color punch line. (We said we'd warn you before posting anything that might offend readers who object to language that the mainstream media find unfit to print. So if you don't want to hear the word, don't bother watching the video. Otherwise, enjoy!)

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4 comments:

  1. How can I get a copy of or view the Marcus Pincus Fuctus video

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    1. It was removed from YouTube by the poster and made private.
      But now it's back!
      You can see it at http://www.jewishhumorcentral.com/2011/06/san-francisco-film-festival-turns.html

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  2. How can I get copy of the Marcus pincus fuctus video

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  3. Loved it... real Jewish humor...... only in America.

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