It out-Herods Herod.

Like a vaudeville punchline – the rhythm, the repetition, the structure so repeatable, it has been repeated for centuries. Classic comedy. Classic Shakespeare.
And for me, a woman without much religious instruction, it actually taught me a little something about Herod. I learned who Herod was by way of this ham over-doing it actor going past the bounds of what is reasonable.
And I just love the sound of this line. Just the sound of it.

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