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Rinse the Blood off My Toga

Synopsis
A shortened version of Canadian comedy duo Wayne and Shuster’s skit on Julius Caesar first broadcast on radio in 1955 and re-worked and first performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Wayne plays Roman private detective Flavius Maximus hired to investigate Caesar’s murder. The line ‘I told him,`Julie, don’t go’, spoken several times by Calphurnia, became a catchphrase. The sketch is full of old vaudeville jokes.
Series
Wayne and Shuster Show, The
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Multimedia; Video

Credits

Writer
Frank Wayne; Johnny Shuster
Cast
Frank WayneFlavius Maximus
Johnny ShusterMarcus Brutus

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Julius Caesar
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A video clip can be viewed on http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/multimedia/video/wayne_shuster(rinse_the_blood).asx
The sketch is included in the DVD/video compilation WAYNE AND SHUSTER: 50 YEARS OF COMEDY.
History
The television broadcast date has not been ascertained.

Production Company

Name

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Online Retailer

Name

Inetvideo.com

Email
support@inetvideo.com
Web
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Phone
646 964 6452

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