After searching through his pockets for suitable documents, Bergen finally opened his case and removed his dummy, Charlie McCarthy, who took a good look at Bergen before turning to the Secret Service men: "Yeah, fellows," the dummy declared, "he's Edgar Bergen."
Bergen and McCarthy were ushered in without further ado.
[Despite his "wooden personality" Charlie McCarthy was once awarded an honorary degree by Northwestern University.]
[Secret Serviceman Vincent Charles was once asked why security was so tight at the executive mansion. "The White House," he explained, "has always attracted the mentally ill."]