“But Doctor… I am Pagliacci”

Posted: October 23, 2009 in Arbit, Movies
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“I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor… I am Pagliacci.” Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.”

  1. Ramya says:

    Doctor, I have become depressed after reading this joke on my friend’s blog. Is there a good clown act in town?

  2. vinayvasan says:

    No clown act but one can get a heady feeling by attending the ARR concert in Hyd tomorrow 🙂

  3. grui says:

    you have to admit that the joke won’t be that good without that voice

  4. Ananya says:

    Totally agree with grui it’s the voice that and the delivery that made the joke legendary

  5. Bram says:

    In fact that’s not about a certain Pagliacci but about Grock, the legendary Swiss clown. And ‘I am Grock’ is the punchline.
    Einmal soll er völlig niedergedrückt bei einem Psychiater in Zürich vorstellig geworden sein. Er flehte ihn an, ihm doch zu helfen. Der Arzt, der keine körperliche Erkrankung feststellen konnte, machte seinem Patienten den Vorschlag “Gehen Sie in eine Vorstellung des berühmten Clowns Grock; der wird sie garantiert aufheitern!” Da hob der Mann traurig die Augen und sagte: “Ich bin Grock!”
    More about Grock: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grock

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