As it turns out, two readers knew the answer to yesterday's riddle as evidenced by their posted comments. The two readers who knew the answer just happened by coincidence to be two of my daughters.
The story line of “Freaks” goes as follows:
The circus sideshow freaks are a good-hearted and sociable group though among each other they form a close-knit, supportive familial circle.
Hans and Cleopatra are married, and the freaks joyfully celebrate at their friend’s wedding reception,
Then proceeds the famous (among the film savvy), iconic scene from “Freaks,” in which the Freaks chant over and over again to the horrified Cleopatra:
Hans eventually recovers and he and Frieda are reconciled, but not before the freaks, who have discovered that Cleopatra and Hercules tried to murder Hans for his money, go after the evil pair and deliver to them their just desserts, carrying out a special vengeance on Cleopatra: they capture her and turn her into a sort of squawking duck-woman so that now she, too, is a circus sideshow freak and one of them.
"Freaks" was considered so horrifying when it opened in 1932 that the final "duck woman" scene caused audiences to run screaming from the theater. One woman claimed the movie caused her to miscarry.
However in the 1960's the film was rediscovered and has since picked up a cult following among hard-core movie buffs such as myself (I'm not actually a cult-follower of "Freaks," just a hard-core movie buff) and the line "One of us! One of us!" is a frequent in-joke reference (that few get but from now on you will) in pop culture, as it has been on The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory, South Park,