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eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: February 17th, 2017 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me of the game "Punchbuggy" that kids played here when my older son was young. When you're riding in a car and you see a VW Beetle, you lightly "punch" one of your fellow passengers and announce its color, like so: "Punchbuggy green!" The object is to be the first to notice it and do this. The trick (at least for me) is when the Beetle's owner has painted it in a variety of hippie colors and you get flustered by how to announce it.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 18th, 2017 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
It may have been that game or similar that inspired John Finnemore, who wrote as well as acted in, "Cabin Pressure". But in Yellow Car, you don't punch anyone, even lightly.

I think "Cabin Pressure" is my favourite radio comedy of all time and it can still make me laugh even though I must have heard the episodes at least 3 times now.
pennski From: pennski Date: February 18th, 2017 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! That explains the "Punchbuggy!" line in the movie "Lilo and Stitch". I always wondered what that meant.
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