Frankly 'tis quite a groaner!
Said one pipe-organ donor.
Soundly with music so haunting,
You should've seen it coming!
A Winter Story: Frankenstein's Music (as told by Igor on Halloween night)
Bob Hill and his wife Betty are winter-vacationing in Europe.... as it happens, near Transylvania. It's getting late and snowing hard. They are driving along a rather deserted highway and Bob can barely see where he is going. Suddenly, the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to steer but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a tree. Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over to the passenger side only to find his wife unconscious and her head bleeding! Despite the winter storm and unfamiliar surrounding, Bob knows he has to get her medical assistance.
Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road. After a short while, he sees a light coming from a large, old house. He approaches the door and knocks. A minute passes. A small, hunched man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts, "Hello, my name is Bob Hill. We are in a terrible accident and my wife Betty here is seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone?" "I'm sorry," replied the hunchback, "but we don't have a phone. My master is a doctor. C'mon in! I will go get him!"
Bob carries his wife in. An older man comes down the stairs. "I'm afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist but with some basic medical training. We are far from any hospital and it's impossible to drive in this weather. I will see what I can do for you here. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory." Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table.
After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "Things are serious, Igor, prepare a transfusion." Igor and his master work feverishly but to no avail. Bob and Betty Hill are no more. The Hills' deaths upset Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his pipe organ. For it is here that he has always found solace. He begins to play and a stirring, almost haunting, melody fills the house.
Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch movement and he notices the fingers on Betty's hand twitch, keeping time to Frankenstein's haunting music. Stunned, he watches as Bob's arm begins to rise, marking the beat! He is further amazed as Betty and Bob both sit up straight!
Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory. He bursts in and shouts to his master:
"Master, Master!.....The Hills are alive with the sound of music!"
(I am soooooo sorry..... but you really should've seen that one coming!!)
Sources / Photo credit:
* Text: Joke from TriRudy (with modifications by Haricot)
* Top two Photos: Wikipedia / Frankenstein
* Bottom photo: By Lotusandcedar at Camp Fortune (IMG00566)
Note: First posted on Jan 16, 2012; updated & posted again on Oct 31, 2013