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    Default What's this old man saying?

    Hey, everybody! What's the man saying to his wife before he says: "good night honey"?
    I would like a transcription

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    Last edited by guliver; 10-Jan-2012 at 13:57.

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    Hey, everybody! What's this the man talking saying to his wife before he says: "good night honey"?
    I wish for would like a transcription.
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    Sorry, I can't watch youtube from here.

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    Would someone mind answering this?

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    Inexplicably, he says:

    "Goody two shoes. Beddy bye bows/boes time again."

    It makes absolutely no sense. "Goody two shoes" is a slang term for someone who always follows the rules and behaves sensibly at all times. "Beddy byes" is a childish term for "bedtime".

    Mind you, it appears to be a puppet of Ronald Reagan and we all know that politicians talk rubbish most of the time!

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    As soon as you mentioned it was the Ronald Reagan puppet, I flashed-back to the 80's and I could hear him say "it's beddy bye boes time again!" HAHA I will definitely have to watch this later tonight!

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    hehehe... yeahhh.... good times!

    So, before Ronald Reagan says "it's beddy bye boes time again!" what does he say?

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    hehehe... yeahhh.... good times!

    So, before Ronald Reagan says "it's beddy bye boes time again!" what does he say?
    As I said (and explained) in my first reply, he says "Goody two shoes".

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    Ronald Reagan was an actor, and one of the movies he was in was called "Bedtime for Bonzo," which featured a monkey.

    I can't watch YouTube from here, but perhaps that gives some better context.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As I said (and explained) in my first reply, he says "Goody two shoes".
    Sorry emsr2d2, I really sorry, I didn't notice your post.... Thanks so much for your help!
    Last edited by guliver; 10-Jan-2012 at 21:33.

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    Default Re: What's this old man saying?

    Huh.
    The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
    Here is a version I can see in the States.

    My take on his utterance is that it is gibberish, intended to portray Reagan as a buffoon or senile. Reagan was the POTUS when this video came out in 1986.

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