We were watching A Classic Christmas -- The Ed Sullivan Show, a DVD collection of clips from, well, The Ed Sullivan Show -- and one of them was of Joan Rivers, singing. (Joan Rivers sings? Who knew?)
I pointed out to the bored teenager not paying attention that this was Joan Rivers "before the plastic surgery" (the clip must have been circa 1960 or so).
He looked at the screen for a moment and exclaimed, "That's Joan Rivers? OH, MY GOD! She was pretty!"
It's a play on "tanenbaum" (spelling?), german for Christmas tree. Combined with Man-Thing.
*Sigh* Any joke you have to explain....
Doctor Hmmm? said:
... I don't get it. What's a Manenbaum?
Nice picture though...
My mind truly works in bizarre ways.
For absolutely no reason at all, it just occurred to me that "Bill and Holly Beechler" has exactly the same # of syllables and, more importantly, the same beats, as: "If I were a rich man ..."
Guess what I'm singing to myself right now ...