. . . and he said, what is it - - - Shepherd? What's the matter? Aren't you an artist? And naturally I bridled at that. Not only an artist but a gentleman and an old Nedicks customer from way back - they kept me alive through one of the darkest years of my whole career - and he said "Well come on, let's hear it." And so all these assembled vice presidents are standing around, he says "come on, I want you to sing it. Now sing it out Shepherd." And so the guy hit the "A" on the piano there and I went "Nedicks, Schmidics, double beaticks, popkins all agree. . .the pinch - (chuckle)" And - and - and all these guys were sitting and looking at me and they take this seriously - they're all sitting there with their iron hats on and one guy nudges the other guy and says "Are we spending dough for this?" And the other guy says "No they're doing it free." And I says - "NO, OH NO - I getting dough for this." I'm not going to let, you know (? Not distinguisable) begin to sneak in on me. He says, "You mean you're paying this guy for this - he can't even sing." And so they hit another "A" and I tried it again "Nedicks, Schmidics, double beaticks, pipkins all - aw gee (chuckle) what you have to do to sell hot dogs these days!"
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