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alcr1 posted a topic in Information, Please!Groucho is telling Margaret Dumont a story in one of the movies (it might be "The Coconuts," I'm not sure), and Dumont says, "I'm fascinated." Groucho responds, "I'm fascinated, too -- right on the arm." I didn't get it at all until my mother explained that Groucho was punning on the word "vaccinated." The thing is, it still doesn't completely explain it -- I'm wondering if back in the twenties or thirties "vaccinated on the arm" was a familiar phrase. It's certainly not today. It seems like there must be more to the story. Or is it just not a very good pun? Anyone here have any info on this? My mother passed away a long time ago, so needless to say I can't ask her! Thanks.