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GUEST,Lou Lyr Add: I'll Take Vanilla (w/tune) (26) RE: Lyr Add: I'll Take Vanilla (w/tune) 15 Jul 11


"I'll take Vanilla" became a popular expression at one time.

In "Who Done It," Bud Abbott & Lou Costello are soda jerks who are trying to break into radio as scriptwriters.

After they offer a sample of their brilliance to Mary Wickes, she says something like, "If that's a radio script, I'll take vanilla," and walks away.

I guess the boys being soda jerks was part of the joke, but "I'll take vanilla" was a catch-phrase term for "that's nonsense," or "horsefeathers."

WHY it became a catch-phrase, I have no idea. Maybe it's the idea that people who like vanilla are plain, down to Earth people, who don't need rocky road, Cherry Garcia or some bizarre flavor in their lives.


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