Funny: Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen

  • When the parents talk about moving, the younger kids rig Mike to a rope to spy on them through the laundry chute. When they pull him up, he shouts, "We're gonna move!" The others drop him in shock.
  • "You soaked his underwear, in meat. That was wrong. Funny, but wrong."

Cheaper by the Dozen, the book

  • A friend sends an ardent member of the birth control movement to the Gilbreths', telling her that Mrs. Gilbreth might be a good candidate for joining. Hilarity Ensues.
  • The family drives, especially the one in which a woman mistakes the children for orphans and Dad for the superintendent.
  • Dad (who had previously scared the children by honking the horn while they were looking in the engine for a non existent bird) gets scared in like manner by the youngest child while fixing the engine.
    Nobody noticed Bill. He climbed into the front seat. And then — kadooka, kadooka.