It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Last night as I was switching channels on TV, I came across this scene from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World featuring Milton Berle (J. Russell Finch) and Terry-Thomas (J. Algernon Hawthorne) - it made me laugh and I ended up watching the rest of the film.
It's a madcap comedy about a group of people all chasing a hidden suitcase with money and is quite funny. The film includes Spencer Tracey, Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman and a lot more.
Here's the quote from the scene I'm talking about and the video is added below:
J. Algernon Hawthorne: I must say that if I had the grievous misfortune to be a citizen of this benighted country, I should be the most hesitant of offering any criticism whatever of any other.
J. Russell Finch: Wait a minute, are you knocking this country? Are you saying something against America?
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Against it? I should be positively astounded to hear anything that could be said FOR it. Why the whole bloody place is the most unspeakable matriarchy in the whole history of civilization! Look at yourself! The way your wife and her strumpet of a mother push you through the hoop!
As far as I can see, American men have been totally emasculated- they're like slaves! They die like flies from coronary thrombosis while their women sit under hairdryers eating chocolates & arranging for every 2nd Tuesday to be some sort of Mother's Day!
And this positively infantile preoccupation with bosoms. In all time in this wretched Godforsaken country, the one thing that has appalled me most of all this this prepostrous preoccupation with bosoms.
Don't you realize they have become the dominant theme in American culture: in literature, advertising and all fields of entertainment and everything. I'll wager you anything you like that if American women stopped wearing brassieres, your whole national economy would collapse overnight.
I love it.