W.C. Fields christmas quote

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  1. #1 Dec 20, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 20, 2010
    Hi all,

    Does anyone know the meaning behind this quote by WC fields:

    A merry christmas to all my friends, except two.

    Is there a pun, or a meaning behind this..it doesnt really make sense to me..am i missing something? is there something political? :S


    Moving to GD.
  2. #2 Dec 21, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
    Fields was known for his dry wit and backhanded stabs at people who he felt had slighted him.

    Probably referred to some friends or family, maybe his agent. I didn't find anything specific in a quick search. You might find some reference to it in a biography.

    I did find this interesting though:


    William Claude Dukenfield; Jan 29, 1880 - Dec 25, 1946

    "You can't cheat an honest man"
  3. thanks^
    yhea i couldnt find anything related to that quote either..