Loser's Guide to Life
I can never keep it straight: Conradel, Conardel, it's “Conelrad”, the civil defence system in the US during the Cold War.
If you look at the Wiki entry, the bit about Conelrad in culture relates that Bill Cosby has a bit about falling asleep in front of the TV, etc. But Woody Allen also mentions it in the bit about divorce:
And I got very excited, and I ran into my wife, she was in the next room at the time, listening to Conelrad on the radio, y'know. I laid it right on the line with her, I came right to the point, I said “Quasimodo, I want a divorce”.
— Woody Allen: Standup Comic. 1964-1968.
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