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Thread #90855   Message #1726513
Posted By: Ron Davies
24-Apr-06 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
Subject: RE: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
Interesting coincidence. Just watching Disney's Alladin over the weekend (the one with all the great impressions of William F Buckley, Ed Sullivan and whole bunch of others by Robin Williams). The sultan's evil advisor has a parrot (named Iago, I think) the sultan is always feeding crackers to. The parrot objects--loudly and often. When the evil advisor gets control of the magic lamp, and thereby takes over the kingdom, the parrot takes delight in stuffing crackers down the sultan's throat.