Daily Trivia – 8/22/11

Question: What deadpan comic quipped: “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it”?


Last Question: What Yale Law School valedictorian, playing a teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, easily ad-libbed his economics lecture in the film?

Ben Stein

Ben Stein went to Yale Law School, graduating in June 1970 where he was valedictorian. Stein became a Hollywood consultant before he moved into acting. He broke through with this scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:

Before Stein went to Yale, he majored in economics at Columbia University’s Columbia College, which helped him ad-lib this scene:

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2 thoughts on “Daily Trivia – 8/22/11”

  1. Even though the line sounds like something George Carlin would say, the description “deadpan” means it must be Steven Wright.

    The faces are priceless on the Ben Stein videos.

    1. You are correct! It was Steven Wright. It does sound like something that George Carlin would say too.

      I was so happy that the Ben Stein lecture was available. That was great.

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