Sunday, January 11, 2009

Maureen Dowd "Pays Homage" To Woody Allen With Clever "Buick" Reference.

"The senators seemed thrilled, especially Joe Biden, who was getting sworn in for just two weeks and was excitedly showing off a family Bible the size of a Buick."
--Maureen Dowd, 1/11/2009

"Honey, there's a spider in your bathroom the size of a Buick."
Alvy Singer, "Annie Hall," 1977


Mo MoDo said...

That is a really good catch. On my blog, I like to catalog all of Maureen Dowd's pop cultural references. I went and credited you with it on my post today.

Anonymous said...

some speculation it's an old Catskills trope that Woody reworked and popularized, although it was all in the delivery, and now a cliche