Richard Lewis - Chranukkah

Tommy Sledge & Hugh Fink Season 1, Ep 19 02/24/1992 Views: 1,897

Richard's family had a menorah on a dimmer. (1:44)

I CAN'T WAIT

FOR MY MOM'S BAR MITZVAH

BECAUSE MY MOTHERIS GOING TO BE 13.

SHE JUST CALLED ME.

"I'M NOT 42, I'M 13.

I'M BEING BAS MITZVAHED."

I GUESS PEOPLEWHEN THEY GET PAST 70...

70, BY THE WAY, IN YIDDISHMEANS "SALT OF THE EARTH."

YOU KNOW THAT.

BUT SHE'S...

I UNDERSTAND.

I ENJOY BEING AROUND MOMAND THE FAMILY DURING HOLIDAYS

BUT IT WAS A LITTLE PSYCHOTICGROWING UP

AND I DON'T KNOCK PSYCHOSIS--

IT'S A SERIOUS ILLNESS.

I MEAN, WE WEREN'TVERY RELIGIOUS.

WE HAD A MENORAH,A HANUKKAH MENORAH ON A DIMMER.

( laughter )

AND WE HAD A LITTLE HANUKKAHBUSH, WE HAD A CHRISTMAS TREE--

I WAS GOING NUTS.

IT WASN'T HANUKKAH,IT WASN'T CHRISTMAS.

WE HAD CHRANIKKAH,WE CELEBRATED CHRANIKKAH.

( laughter )

CHRISTMAS IS VERY COOL.

THE FIRST DAY, BOOM, BYTHE FIREPLACE, SANTA COMES DOWN

AND IF YOU KIDS ARE WATCHING...HE REALLY COMES DOWN.

YOU GET EVERYTHING AT ONCE.

HANUKKAH, THE FIRST NIGHTYOU GET THE BEST GIFTS

THEN IT GETS SORT OF CRAPPYTOWARDS THE END.

LIKE THE SEVENTH DAY YOU GO,"WOW, THANKS, POP"--

AN 8 x 10 GLOSSYOF SOUPY SALES OR SOMETHING.

AND I LOVE THE SOUPER,DON'T GET ME WRONG.

( laughter )

THEN NEW YEAR'S EVE WAS A DRAG.

WE'D GO TO MY GRANDMOTHER'SAPARTMENT IN BROOKLYN

AND AT MIDNIGHTWE'D WATCH OUR HOPES DROP

BUT WE'D HAVE OUR EXCUSE MAKERS

AND WE'D BE SHAKINGTHOSE THINGS.

WE PLAYED MUSICAL ARGUMENTS--

THAT WAS HIP.

WHEN THE YELLING STOPPED:"FIND A BRIDGE CHAIR!"