Earl Wilson Ends 1967 With His Picks For Laughs Of The Year

  • Girls and legs were the big laugh targets in 1967, although some people did think that the collapsible Arab army was even funnier than miniskirts and Twiggy.

  • Here's the assertion of a clothier: "I started out this year selling skirts, and wound up in the belt business."

  • "We Californians have a governor who's trying to get out of show business and you New Yorkers have a mayor who's trying to get into it," Abbe Lane said in January.

  • The tourist rush was on to Puerto Rico. "Let's dedicate tonight to the man who made San Juan the greatest resort in the Caribbean -- Fidel Castro!"

  • And "Mayor Lindsay's plan for snow removal -- July."

  • Said Soupy Sales: "Topless waitresses are unsuited for their work." Observers thought Twiggy had a back in front . "Twiggy is the first topless waiter."

  • It got around that Phyllis Diller's husband wasn't to be accused of desertion but "leaving the scene of an accident."

  • Larry Gore claimed, "The Jews wouldn't live in Egypt. There isn't a decent Chinese restaurant there."

  • The Paris-Presse suggested a final settlement: "The Israelis keep the wall and leave the wailing to the Arabs."

  • Bob Hope reported that Howard Hughes was buying hotels and also the Painted Desert -- and having it repainted.

  • Bobby Kennedy visited Hippieland in San Francisco: "This is the first time I have ever felt bald."

  • A customer visited Max Asnas' Stage Delicatessen and complained about the service. "How do you know? You haven't had any yet," Max grumbled..