A Young Frankenstein Gag Becomes a Reality

At the start of this year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I drew a comparison of our situation to the absurdity of a scene at the start of Young Frankenstein. It’s the one in which Dr. Frederick Frankenstein bids a somber but loving farewell to his bride-to-be by putting his elbow to hers.

That scene is supposed to be humorous. However, it turns out it’s no longer just a joke, or at least it’s not fiction. In case you missed it, here’s a clip from the recent G7 summit with several world leaders. I can’t tell if they’re serious or not as they forgo simple handshakes to greet each other in an awkward way. With their elbows.

I know that they went on to shake hands normally after that, and their initial interactions may have just been for show. I just couldn’t help doing a doubletake at the ludicrousness of what I was seeing. To be honest, Young Frankenstein has much better comedic timing.

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

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Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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