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What Is This Gesticulating Jewish Man Saying?

A Catskills caption contest

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The Times has a very Timesy article today about how developers want to re-brand the Catskills as a bucolic, outdoorsy, locavore/Brooklyn/whatever type of retreat, and erase the popular image of the upstate mountain range as a place where Jews went in the summer to eat lots of food, listen to second-rate comedians, and not be put in a corner.

But accompanying the piece are several photographs of the old, weird Catskills, including the one above, which was taken at Kutsher’s. How about a caption contest? Here are a few to get you started:

“Hey, I ordered my sausage circumcised!”

“Abracadabra!”

“Of course I know I’m wearing a ridiculous shirt!”

“Kutsher’s? I hardly know her!”

“I have rabies!”

Now your turn, in the comments.

Seeking To Lure the Crowds Again. But Hold the Borscht.

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Eric says:

Table 89?! Our daughter plays tennis with Karen Kutsher and they put us at table 89?! And look at this brisket – it’s all fat! And – hey! Is that Wilt Chamberlain hogging all the schav again??

Jason Marck says:

Dammit! I can’t believe you took the last kreplach!

marjorie ingall says:

I’m a zit! Get it?

David Yehaskel says:

“All this food and I can’t get one piece of kishka?”

David Yehaskel says:

“Table 89? I paid how much money and I’m at table 89?”

Such small portions!

These bath salts are kicking in. I see tongue, pass the brains.

Look, I smuggled in some bacon!

The famous scene from “Alien in the Catskills,” just before . . . well, you know.

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What Is This Gesticulating Jewish Man Saying?

A Catskills caption contest

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