W.C. Fields christmas quote

madem0iselle

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Mar 28, 2008
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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

Thanks

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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:

Fields spent his last weeks in a hospital, where a friend stopped by for a visit and caught Fields reading the Bible. When asked why, Fields replied, "I'm checking for loopholes." Fields died in 1946 (from an alcohol-related stomach hemorrhage) on the holiday he claimed to despise: Christmas Day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._C._Fields

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


"You can't cheat an honest man"
 
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