Instead of the planned comedy segment, after the monologue Johnny mentions watching a PBS special that discussed a bird (the swift) that flies continuously for the first three years of its life. Ed counters by claiming that sharks never stop swimming, though Johnny is doubtful, with the audience weighing in on varying sides. Richard Benjamin first talks about caring for his son's goldfish, and the nuisances of pets that die quickly - or defy expectations of doing so. He then talks about the film he is currently directing, "My Favorite Year". Noting that Benjamin's wife is an actress who also is often away from home, Johnny asks if he does much of the housework to adjust for their schedules; Benjamin says he does a lot of the work, as he doesn't think his wife is thorough enough when washing dishes, so he sneaks downstairs overnight to rewash them. He also complains that she buys their kids clothes that fit perfectly, meaning he'll just have to buy more when they grow out of them ...
Did You Know?
Doesn't a shark continually swim? It never stops swimming... The shark never stops swimming. All its life!
What has that got to do with...
Well, because you say for the first three years - this is all its life, it never stops swimming!
But this bird is in the air!
This shark is in the water! Be silly to see a shark flying around!
References The Martha Raye Show
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