Posted ByLaura Leff on September 08, 2001 at 19:14:03:
In Reply to: Re: Mr. Kitzel's first name posted byGerry O. on September 07, 2001 at 09:58:39:
: : Did Mr. Kitzel have a first name?
: I never heard a first name mentioned. In fact, the "Mr." was added when the character joined the Jack Benny show. Before that, during the WWII years, Artie Auerbach played the character on Abbott & Costello's radio program (usually as a salesman), where he was merely called "Kitzel".
Also, it is interesting to note that "kitsel" means "tickle" in Yiddish.