Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Memories are Made of This: A Short Film Built Around a Joke


It's not often that we find an elaborately produced film that was created for the sole purpose of delivering a punch line. In three years of blogging we have only found one, The Tailor, and it's one of the three most viewed posts on Jewish Humor Central.

Today we found another one. Do you know the old joke with a punch line that involves a rose? We won't go any further to spoil the joke just in case you don't know it. But here's the film, made by Australian producer Robert Teicher. It's called Memories are Made of This.

Let's set the scene: An elderly Jewish man is having some memory problems. First he gets confused when buying a treat for his wife, who is reading in bed what seems to be a chumash or a siddur. Then he mixes up the chess pieces in a game with a friend. Then he has a problem remembering the name of a tablet prescribed by his doctor. Then...the punch line we have been waiting for.  Enjoy!

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