What Does Red Paint and a Good Time Have In Common?

HacksandWhacksPublished: January 12, 2015Updated: February 29, 20165 views
Published: January 12, 2015Updated: February 29, 2016

Have you ever wondered what crazy stories lie underneath the meaning of odd phrases and sayings? Let Professor Good N’ Well end your suspense on this episode of Famous Phrases and Sayings, a HooplaHa Original series featuring comedian Eddie Brill.

This brand new episode follows Professor Good N’ Well, our in house expert on history and humor as he cracks the riddle behind the phrase ‘Paint the Town Red’. Professor Good N’ Well not only uses the honest educated guesses of interviewees, but reveals the historical context of the phrase. In 1837, the Marquis of Waterfood and his unruly friends ran through the town of Melton Mowbray, painting the toll bar and nearby buildings the color red! Now, when you feel like causing a little ruckus, we assume you’ll paint the town red too!

Eddie Brill has more than 100 appearances in both TV and film and is best known for his work on The Late Show with David Letterman. If you would like to stay connected to Eddie, follow him on on Facebook and Twitter.

Ready to find out more quirky stories of the origins of phrases and sayings? Check out the Infotainment Channel, part of the HooplaHa Network…and don’t forget to smile!

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