Charlie Chaplin & the distracted boyfriend meme

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Charlie Chaplin & the distracted boyfriend meme

PostMon Jun 11, 2018 12:23 pm

https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/did-charlie-chaplin-invent-the-distracted-boyfriend-mem-1826726244

Gotta say that I'm definitely going to seek out Pay Day (1922) for my home video collection now.
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Re: Charlie Chaplin & the distracted boyfriend meme

PostWed Jun 13, 2018 9:21 am

Not to take anything away from the great Charlie, of course, but I'm guessing that the "meme" appeared, in one way or the other, in comic strips and vaudeville years before PAY DAY. But Chaplin's take on it remains very funny to this day, to be sure. :)
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