Monday, August 29, 2005

Kaun Banega Crorepati - Goan Style !!

Haven't heard the 'ah-voice', 'what re', '* maen', 'shanna bugger', 'arree baba', 'goenchi pao' etc for a long time :-)

Well here is how the story goes:
Our friend from Benaulim, Anton Sebastiao, appeared on Kaun Banega Crorepati, the famous 'Amitabh Bachchan' hosted show.

Anton had miraculously reached the end of the rounds by saying all his Rosaries and Novenas and had already won Rs.1 crore.

"You've done very well so far," said Amitabh "but for Rs 2 crore you've only got one lifeline left - Phone a Friend.
Everything is riding on this question...will you go for it?"
"Sure," said Anton.
"Aou (I will) ek last chance marta!"

"OK..... The question is.... Which of the following birds does NOT build its own nest?
(a) Robin
(b) Sparrow
(c) Cuckoo or
(d) Crow"

"Mai-cza-gho... I not knowing dat," said Anton, "so better use my last lifeline and phone to my friend Benny Coelho from Mumbai. He is Goenkar, but he is Bandra boy and born and brought up in Mumbai so he's too smart, real shaana bugger."

Anton called up his friend in Mumbai, told him the circumstances and repeated the question to him.
"Arree Baba Anton!" cried Benny, "Sarko Endo Mure Tu, Simple it is... it's a cuckoo."
"Ah-voice, sure maen Benny?" asked Anton.
"Arrre baba hundred percent sure maen! Pakka!"

Anton hung up the phone and told Amitabh Bachan, "I tell Cookoo."
"Is that your final answer?" asked Amitabh Bachan.
"Sarkem Sure, Sir!"
There was a long, long pause, then Amitabh Bachan screamed,
"Cuckoo is the correct answer! Anton, you've just won Rs.Two Crores!!!"

The next night, Anton threw a big party for all the people from Benaulim at the Benaulim Club. Benny was specially flown in from Mumbai as the Chief Guest.

Time for speeches... Anton takes the mike and asks Benny, "Saang mure, Benny? Foo told you? How you know cookoo is not building its own nest? Otherwise you are sarkem bondo and you know nothing about birds....Your Fadder or chicher (teacher) taught you ah-what???"

"C'mon yaaar! Bas kya! What yor saying?" laughed Benny. "You Goan Paos are sometimes such daffars men.... Everybody knows a cuckoo lives in a clock."


oblivious said...

Nice blog Alistair. I am adding your blog to as a voice from Goa.

Alistair D'souza said...

sure feel free to add the blog to the site.