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  1. The Smiths all look alike. Miller, who has a different name, also looks different. I don’t think it’s important what difference it is. Addams made him smaller, but I think it would have worked as well if he had been taller, bearded, or whatever.

  2. I’ve seen and heard variations of this one. In an old Eddie Cantor movie, a character mentions a law firm called something like Goldfarb, Goldfarb, Smith, and Goldfarb. Cantor does a take and says “That Smith must be really something!”

  3. In a vaguely-remembered Mister Magoo short, he threatens someone by saying “and my lawyers’ names are Batten, Barton, Burman, Borman, and Zerubbabel, and you’ll be hearing from all five of them in the morning!” It was a goof on the name of the long-standing advertising agency Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn.

  4. Hungadunga, Hungadunga, Hungadunga, Hungadunga, and McCormack
    You’ve left out a Hungadunga; you’ve left out the main one!

  5. “My wife had quadruplets!”
    “What did you name them?”
    “Eeny, Meeny, Miney and Herman.”
    “Why Herman?”
    “We don’t want no Moe!”

  6. I still remember this from when I was very young. I got a set of molded plastic dinosaurs and cavemen. The names of the cavemen were Mimbo, Bimbo, and Sam.

  7. Names of three people, two similar and the third odd, turn up in literature. Winken, Blinken and Nod. Shadrach, Meshach and Abnedego. Flora, Fauna and Merryweather from Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.” Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

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