WC Fields' Preshot Routine

Nostroke

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Hilarious!! and i think that is where Kramer picked up part of his 'pool form'.
 

8cree

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How that fella watched live without breaking put into laughter is beyond me?! That was hilarious! I think him chasing the cue around with his bridge hand was the best!
 

Bob Jewett

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Here is another W.C. Fields pool clip from 1915:

And here is one illustrating what to do if the room is too small, a subject that recurs with alarming regularity:
 

ShootingArts

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WC is hilarious! The physical comedy is a combination of gift and hard work. He juggled those old wooden cigar boxes until both shins were bleeding from them getting hit.

Had he not been in vaudeville and an actor he could have been a fantastic pool hustler beyond compare!

Hu
 

Lawnboy77

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Don't let the act fool you. W.C. Fields (my favorite comedian) had incredible hand-eye coordination, and at one time was one of the best jugglers in the world.

Here's a sampling of his talent, way past his vaudeville prime:

Yeah I’m sure he was actually a very good pool player.
 

Scott Lee

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And how about those rails... wow haha
That table and those cues are on permanent display at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles. Cool stuff!

Scott Lee
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Director, SPF National Pool School Tour
 
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