Friday Fictioneers – A Banana Fell Out Of The Cage

I finally found some time for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  The picture for this week’s challenge has been provided by J Hardy Carroll.

 When I was a kid I went to a Circus Carnival with my parents. I saw a pair of Siamese Howler Monkeys in a cage behind the Big Top.  Each head controlled one arm.  The left side was Frank and the right side was Sinatra.  

Frank stole Sinatra’s banana so Sinatra howled in Frank’s ear.  Frank gave the banana back to Sinatra but as soon as Sinatra had the banana, Frank howled in his ear.  Then Sinatra slapped Frank and Frank slapped Sinatra and the banana fell out of the cage. 

The inspiration for my post is from Genius Funny Man Tim Conway and his Siamese Elephant skit on the Carol Burnett Show.  If you haven’t seen it, I’ve put the link below.  It’s not great quality which is a shame – the better links were blocked in my country which is another shame.  For the Siamese Elephant go to 2:00 in the video.

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33 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – A Banana Fell Out Of The Cage”

  1. Serves the monkeys right for being so rude.

    It’s been ages since I’ve even thought about the Carol Burnett show! By the end of that clip I almost joined them on the floor.

  2. Oh Lordy!
    You come back with a bang, Lori!
    This skit KILLS me… I love how NO ONE can keep a straight face… A classic for sure…
    Man, I miss that show…
    “sure that little Asshole’s through?”

  3. Obviously it is impossible to be on the same stage as Tim Conway and keep a straight face, even when you are Tim Conway. On the other hand, it is so funny that Momma stole the show with one line…

    Nice co-joined (it’s the 21st century 😉 )monkeys story. What’s Frank Sinatra without his banana?

    1. Haha! Momma is brilliant and maybe a circus employee found the banana and gave half to Frank and half to Sinatra. Or not. Who knows? All I know is that fighting is never the answer. :o)

    1. The visual is hysterical – the monkey running on the fused trunks dancing the merengue.

      Thanks for stopping by Bjorn. :o)

  4. So funny! I got sucked into many episodes then came back to the reality of commenting on your post. Fabulous take. Thanks!

  5. Back when comedy skits were played out to an audience — I almost said “a live audience,” but what would a dead audience get out of it?! — and Tim Conway literally ROFL, Rolled on the Floor Laughing! Hilarious that the entire cast was up there, busting a gut as they tried to hold back laughing themselves!

    1. The Carol Burnett Show was brilliant! And it’s just as funny today as it was back then. :o) Thanks for stopping by Gale.

    1. I’m not sure I could keep a straight face if Tim Conway was trying to make me laugh. He was a master. :o) Thanks for stopping by Liz.

    1. No matter how cranky I get with The Viking at least he doesn’t steal my banana! :o) Thanks for stopping by, Lynn.

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