Monday, May 26, 2008

Sock It To Me / Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Comedian Dick Martin passed away Saturday at the age of 86. Martin was co-host and co-creator of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In from 1968 to 1973 on NBC. That program was as famous for its catchphrases as it was its biting parodies and guest stars. Your One Cup question this morning, in memory of Dick Martin: what credit does Aretha Franklin deserve in the development of one of the show's most famous catchphrases?

Answer: The phrase "Sock it to me" is taken from Aretha's version of Respect.

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