Did you ever wonder where Wolfman got his poetic repartee he uses with the phone operator, that's heard over the radio in American Graffiti, as she tries to tell him he has a collect call? You know the segment I’m referring to. Wolfman starts calling her Floyd and then waxes poetically, “Who made the eyes but I? Floyd, reach out and touch my soul, Floyd!” It’s profound and hilarious. It didn’t come out of a vacuum. Wolfman didn’t just improvise the whole poem. No. So, where did it come from? Well, your buddy Kip is here to answer that question that's always burned a hole in the back of your pretty little head. What is the poem Wolfman is reciting to the operator that has every teenager listening to his show on their car radio laughing? Wolfman is loosely reciting a religious poem from seventeenth century orator, poet and Anglican priest George Herbert in which the poem has been used to speak of secular love. The poem is called LOVE (III).
OPERATOR - Your party's ready, sir,
WOLFMAN - Hello, Floyd!?
|Mylene Demongeot 1962|