From the Jail episode of the Abbott and Costello Show. Where Bud Abbott confuses Lou Costello with the meaning of the word “greenhouse” …. Enjoy!
Bud Abbott: [Handing Lou a tray of plants]I’m going across the street to that greenhouse to buy some more.
Lou Costello: You’re going to that greenhouse? Where?
Bud Abbott: Across the street there.
Lou Costello: That’s a white house over there.
Bud Abbott: That’s a greenhouse.
Lou Costello: How can that white house be a green house?
Bud Abbott: That is! The greenhouse.
Lou Costello: How can it be a green house if it’s painted white?
Bud Abbott: What is the difference of how it’s painted? If it was painted red, it would still be a greenhouse.
Lou Costello: You mean if that house was painted red, it would be a green house?
Bud Abbott Well, sure.
Lou Costello: Suppose it was painted blue.
Abbott: It would still be a greenhouse.
Lou Costello: Let me smell your breath.