What's the source of the phrase "and, boy, are my arms tired"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's the punchline of an old joke: "I just flew in from [wherever] and, boy, are my arms tired." When someone says "I just flew in" it is assumed they mean by airplane, of course. So the joke takes "I just flew in" literally; if one were able to fly by flapping like a bird, ones arms would get tired. I don't know the origin of the joke or who first said it.

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  • 4 years ago

    Maybe Henny Youngman?

    • A2 years agoReport

      It was a trademark joke for Henny Youngman. He would say it every time he did a routine on TV. I remember it back in the 60s. It was probably much earlier, though.

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  • 6 years ago

    Bob Hope I believe

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