483 – “If there were no electricity, we would all be watching our television by candlelight.” | “Just think, if the string on Benjamin Franklin’s kite had broken, tonight we’d all be watching TV by candlelight!”

–George Gobel [See Source Notes]

Quote Number:  756

Source: Light’s Diamond Jubilee. Produced by David O. Selznick; Presented by George Gobel. 1954. General Electric, DuMont, ABC, NBC, CBS.

Source Notes: I discovered the source of this quote in the obituary for George Gobel in the Los Angeles Times, online here. For more on the on if this is the actual quote see here. Similar quotes have been attributed to other people including Milton Berle and Al Boliska.

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