Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's Fruitcake Time!

No, I don't like fruitcake! Can't stand the stuff, but the Fruitcake Lady...now she is a trip! This is a great clip! If you have never seen "Ask the Fruitcake Lady" on Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show", then you must watch this hilarious little old woman! She says whatever she thinks and does not try to candy-coat it. I guess when you are in your 90's you can get away with it. The Fruitcake Lady's name is actually Marie Rudisil. She ended up on the Tonight Show after she wrote a book in 2000 entitled "Fruitcake: Memories of Truman Capote & Sook". When she came on the show she showed Jay Leno and Mel Gibson how to make fruitcakes. They loved her candid humor and invited her back for "Ask the Fruitcake Lady" segments on the show. The clip above is a sampling of some of her quirky comebacks interspersed with cussing like a sailor. Cute lady, she must have been a hoot to know and talk to! I hope I have that much spunk when I get elderly. Marie Rudisil died at the ripe old age of 95 in November 2006, a couple of days before the publication of her last book: "Ask the Fruitcake Lady: Everything You Would Already Know If You Had Any Sense." video

1 comment:

The Hadfields said...

I loved the fruitcake lady!!