[From “Kovacs Corner” on YouTube.com] – William Claude Dukenfield, known professionally as W.C. Fields, with his bizarre and iconoclastic sense of humor, certainly influenced Ernie Kovacs. It had been written that when Fields delivered the story outline of this 1941 film, “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break”, the suits at Universal Studios thought the film was so surreal that they recut and reshot parts of it. After which they quietly released the film to movie theaters and Fields from his contract. This sketch, featuring character actress Jody Gilbert, gives a new meaning to the term “customer service”.
[Updated October 16, 2010]
I found this in the Wikipedia dictionary…
“Gosha” is also the beloved name of “Chuminji”, a cute and baby Indian god of good health. He is favourite of pink-rosy cheeked plump kids. Hithero popular with small kids, the god is supposed to be childlike. He is offered “pohe” (an indian dish consisting of flattened rice) and “gulaabjaamuns” (also known as “waffle balls”, it a dough consisting mainly of milk solids and flour in a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom seeds and rosewater or saffron) in worship. He rides on a duck and keeps a rabbit as an advisor and a cat as bodyguard. He lives in “Goshdesh”. When happy, he blesses anyone with pink skin and plenty of fats, making them look babylike.
I can only suppose that he was throwing a thinly vailed comment about the waitress’ (Jody Gilbert) large stature?