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Larry Hankin: Sometimes Jones learns that “Frogs Never Lie”
It’s Friday, and today we have a classic fairytale to share about the talking female frog who happens upon a hapless hitchhiker on a lonely stretch of country road in the middle of nowhere.
Sometimes Jones (Larry Hankin) isn’t having much luck getting the cars to stop for him, despite holding up a series of clever signs (well, some of them are clever).
A semi-friendly frog approaches and tells him she needs to find a human male to kiss her on the lips before 3:30 that afternoon in order to be turned back into a woman (she’s not a princess, just a normal person, she tells him).
Sometimes Jones figures that a request like that is worth something, and he thinks it deserves three wishes and a new pair of shoes, so Miss Semi-Friendly Frog promises to provide him with the secret how to get a ride, plus she says she’ll grant him two wishes if he’ll just plant one right on her mouth.
Does our warm beer-drinking hitcher follow through with sloppy kiss for Miss Semi-Friendly Frog? Well, you’ll have to watch to find out, we’re not going to spoil it for you, but trust us, there’s more to the fable.
This one originally aired on “Night Flight” back in the 80s (we have the proof right here in this original taped-off-the-TV version), back when Larry first started directing his own short films.