A silly little thing my grandfather would do would be to say "Apple pie," and then dryly smack his lips. (There is some disagreement as to whether the lip smacks came between the words apple and pie or at the end. He probably did both.) This wasn't a general "yummy" noise, it only happened with the words apple pie, and had nothing to do with the actual presence of a pie.
I always assumed this was just a culture reference that everyone else but me got
, but I was talking about it with older family members recently and that led to everyone saying "Yeah, what was that from, anyways?" Grampa's been gone for 15 years, so we can't ask him. My dad even tried saying it into Shazam, no luck.
Have any of you heard of this before? It could have been some family joke that everyone's forgotten about, but I'm hoping it's from a radio show or a Marx Brothers movie or something so I can show it to family who remembers it.
Some possibly relevant details: My grandfather was born in 1919 and spent his whole life in the northeastern US. He was probably saying this as early as the 50's or 60's, so media sources would probably be in the 1925-1945 range.. He didn't say it in an identifiably funny voice, but he would suck his lips behind his teeth to make the sound.