It's a quote from The Marvelous Mrs.Masel

A-See that guy over there in the gray suit? Marty Segal. Yesterday, he scored his first Copa gig. Big, big deal.

B-He just spilled coffee on his suit. Does the Copa know about that?

A-That may be his opening bit.

I have 2 questions:

  1. What is a COPA? I checked the dic it says something like football games but still confused me.

  2. What's the meaning of opening bit?

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    The definite article in "the Copa" gives you a hint that it is a proper noun.
    – ColleenV
    Dec 14 '18 at 11:37
  • Thanks! I checked... It's a vedio(Copacabana ) all dancing and singing... I'm still kinda miss because of this line: Does Copa know about that? Sounds like Copa is lively.
    – scarlett
    Dec 14 '18 at 11:47
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  • You have set a very difficult task for yourself, trying to understand this particular TV show. Not only does it use a lot of specialized vocabulary and slang, but it is full of mid 20th century cultural references that many young people in the US today would not understand. Dec 14 '18 at 12:19
  • Thankyou Tᴚoɯɐuo! You always help me with the questions, and YES this drama is quite unfriendly to foreigners but since it's also so interesting and hilarious, I wanna try to understand the culture behind it. Thank you again for the wiki link, I guess I have understood the meaning of COPA in this line.
    – scarlett
    Dec 15 '18 at 8:09

The "opening bit" is the first story or joke of a "stand-up" comedian's routine. If the opening bit involved him spilling coffee on his suit, it would be a "slapstick" routine, one in which the comedian acts like a bumbling fool or stooge.

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