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Elvis and Costello

A father and daughter were watching clips of the old Jack Benny Show.  The daughter remarked that she liked “Elvis and Costello” better.  This is a mashup of the singer Elvis Costello and the comedy duo Abbott and Costello.  Is it a malaphor?  It certainly is a mix of two items, albeit not idioms.  I declare, as Malaphor King, that it is one, and a really funny one at that.  Who’s on First?  Peace, Love, and Understanding.  A shout out to John Kooser for hearing this one and sending it in.

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3 Comments on “Elvis and Costello”

  1. John Costello says:

    But there is only one Elvis – and One Costello.

  2. curioussteph says:

    I agree, a worthy, and very funny, exception.


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