Since President Biden tripped while climbing the stairs to get into Air Force One last week, I asked my wife if that meant Chevy Chase was going to return to “Saturday Night Live.” She chuckled, so I told her she was old if she got that joke. Of course, I’m old too if I came up with it.
Since President Ford left office more than forty-four years ago, maybe I should explain that joke to people who aren’t old. Gerald Ford tripped and fell on more than one widely-reported occasion when he was the President of the United States. His apparent clumsiness was mocked repeatedly by Chevy Chase doing pratfalls when Chase was a featured performer on “Saturday Night Live.”
If you still don’t think my little joke is funny, I understand. It’s happened before.