Is It Good? Is It Bad? Who Knows?

Cliff Ennico on

There's an old vaudeville comedy routine that goes by the name "That's good. That's bad."

This routine was (at least for my generation) made famous by the late Archie Campbell, a country comedian who performed on "Hee Haw" and other comedy-variety television programs of the 1960s and 1970s (for an audio clip of Campbell's performance, go to YouTube and search Archie Campbell "That's Good That's Bad").

The routine, a dialogue between the comic and his "straight man," basically went like this:

A: It was a beautiful day yesterday, so I went out and took a long walk.

B: That's good.

A: No, that's bad.


B: Why?

A: I wasn't looking where I was going, and I fell into an open well.

B: Oh, that's bad.

A: No, that's good.


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