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Thread: Do you know the answer to this riddle posed in 1972 on All in the Family

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    Super Member henryparrish76's Avatar
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    Gloria posed the following riddle to Archie and Meathead.

    Father and son go driving. There's an accident. The father is killed instantly, the son is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. The surgeon walks in, takes one look at the patient and says, "I can't operate on this boy. He's my son."

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    I know the answer, but won't post it!

    Ninnie

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    I know it to but am embarrassed to say it took me about 5 minutes. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    I know it to but am embarrassed to say it took me about 5 minutes. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

    I saw it on a rerun years ago!


    Fun one !

    Ninnie

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    I know! I know! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I know it too- my 6th graders loved this one!
    I think I about in 6th grade when I first heard it.

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    How much of a "stash" do we get for answering correctly???? :lol:

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    I know too!

    It was a much harder question back then, due to the times.

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    OMG! :oops: :oops: Don't I feel stupid. I just figured it out and it took me awhile. Oy!

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    I know too! But I saw it on the Cosby Show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I know too!

    It was a much harder question back then, due to the times.
    True.

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    So what do we win? An all expenses paid vacation? A brand new car? A house? ;-) ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    So what do we win? An all expenses paid vacation? A brand new car? A house? ;-) ;-)
    I wish I could offer that but can't. LOL :)


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    Ok I think I know the answer, but so as not to spoil it can someone pm me the answer, Thanks
    Sharon

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    Done :-)

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    I know!!

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    I know

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    Okay next person that knows can post the answer :)

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    The surgeon is the boy's mother! :-)

    And the question was more difficult in those days because women generally didn't have such jobs.

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    It is wild to think how far we have come in ....like what, 40 years?

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    It is, isn't it!

    It seems so obvious now, but even 20 years ago it probably wasn't.

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    The times, they are a changing! Still, yet! Whatever. Anyway, it was more difficult when I first heard it.

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    I just read this and I guessed the boy's mom too. Though back then, it was not a common to have female surgeons.

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    Back then I wouldn't have known the answer. Now it is much easier to guess. Times change.

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    I know the answer too, Ninnie and Henry :wink:

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