Radio: Askitoff (Adv.)

An absolute howl on the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Wednesday night Band Wagon is "Resident Comedian" Arthur Askey, who is a sort of British Joe Cook. Month or so ago Askey ("Big-Hearted Arthur") and his stooge, Stinker Murdoch, made a batter of mainly carbolic acid and turpentine for some cakes to discourage an unwanted guest. The batter was to be called Askitoff. In mixing it they professed to spill some on the carpet, whereupon the dirt magically disappeared. This was, Askey's cue to crack "Askitoff will take it off." Thereafter Askey began repeating the crack several times in each broadcast.

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