View Full Version : Sitting around eating bon-bons

12-24-2011, 08:12 AM
I was given a gift of homemade truffles a couple days ago. I have been jokingly referring to them as bon-bons, as in "What do you think I do all day, sit around eating bon-bons?" Now I am wondering where that phrase originated. My first thought was the old TV sitcom I Love Lucy. While I was able to find an episode of Lucy and bon-bons thru google it did not contain the "sitting around eating bon-bons" line. I am wondering if it was from a movie of approximately that same vintage. For some reason I picture the line being delivered by someone in a room in which there is a grand piano. Maybe Bette Davis? Anyone know?

12-27-2011, 03:46 PM
It originated right here on Talk Tennis when we were discussing Mirka's role in Federer's career.

12-27-2011, 03:52 PM
I thought it came from "Married With Children".

12-27-2011, 06:23 PM
I wish I could say we can put this one to rest guys, but no, it wasn't Mirka (lol) and it wasn't Married with Children. I'm pretty sure it dates back to a movie from the 1950's.