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Two Reindeer

The game show contestant was only 200 points behind the leader and was about to answer the final question worth 500 points!

"To be today’s champion," the show’s smiling host intoned, "name two of Santa’s reindeer."


The contestant, a man in his early thirties, gave a sigh of relief, gratified that he had drawn such an easy question.  "Rudolph!" he said confidently, "and ... Olive!"

The studio audience started to applaud (which the little sign above their heads said to do), but the clapping quickly faded into groaning and mumbling.

The confused host replied, "Yes, we’ll accept Rudolph, but could you please explain 'Olive'?"

"You know," the man circled his hand forward impatiently and began to sing, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose.  And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows.  Olive, the other reindeer..."

from the Celtic Connection

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