Punch-and-Judy show

Punch′-and-Ju′dy show`

a puppet show having a plot consisting chiefly of slapstick humor and the tragicomic misadventures of the hook-nosed, humpback buffoon Punch and his wife Judy.
References in classic literature ?
We were young; we craved thrills, and God knows we got them that day; yet by comparison with that through which I have since passed they were as tame as a Punch-and-Judy show.