One of the games they did was the one I mentioned in the subject line, and they'd have five people come out and improvise a limerick based on the topic given them from the audience. I only remember two of them, but less, because I don't remember either of them all the way through. They've been on my mind for two reasons: 1)the "chocolate is better in color" M&Ms commercial, and 2)There was a week or two recently where I would say the word "ho" a lot and I was wondering if maybe I should stop.
The first one I remember is one that they made up when Aurora went to see the show (Dad was only allowed two guests per show); so we only heard it second hand. And I only remember the third and fourth lines. From what we understand, there was a long pause and a harsh glare between these particular lines. The topic was polyester suits:
I like the orange
To hang on my door hinge
I think that was a beautiful recovery.
As for the next one, Athena and I were lucky enough to shout out our topic first. We were on a huge Greek mythology kick, so the topic was Zeus, king of the gods:
He looked down and said, "Zap! You're dead."
I looked up and said, "Zap! You're red."
Well, what do you know?
He's just a ho.
...and I really wish I could remember the last line. If we remember correctly, the guy who came up with the fourth line was also using the word "ho" a lot, like he had just discovered it and thought it was really funny or something. He also used it in the Mount Olympus limerick, I think, but I can't remember that one at all. As far as we knew, a hoe was a gardening tool, and that was it, so we also thought it was really funny.