“You point it at a group of people and it’ll obliterate everything in its path.” Robin said.
“I don’t understand.” Rosanne said.
“Trust me, it’s comic genius. Especially if you get the timing down right.”
Roseanne stuck out her finger towards Robin. She didn’t find it very funny.
“The next part is important. Make sure everyone is laughing really hard. Keep the finger just as you have it then say ‘Hey you! Pull my finger.’ If you can time it right with the sound, you’re gold!”
Roseanne practiced it with the rest of her routine. When she performed it that night, it went over well. Almost too, well. While her other jokes were indeed funnier, the timing of that one sent the audience into a howl and she thought they were going to die from laughter.