On a side note, I've never met Master De Gucci, but my aunt loves his handbags! They make excellent Aikido weapons, and, I hear, were involved in some major battles (neither prewar, nor postwar) as demonstrated here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMqSmiC_xHg
Just watched the fruit sketch, hadn't seen that one. 16 ton weight underside, ouch! I must agree though, handbags for multiple attacks.