In honor of the holiday: It''s Turkey-Lurkey Time!
The original Misses Polanski of Accounts Receivable, Wong of Mimeograph, and de la Hoya of Petty Cash show us how it's done.
btw, this is a recently put-up version of the Tony Awards clip that's MUCH clearer than the one that's been up on youtube for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/19/2012|
Only the song is about Christmas, which is not Turkey Lurkey Time but Hammy Whammy Roasty Woasty Beefy Weefy Time.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/20/2010|
Oh stop being such a killjoy, R1.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/20/2010|
Love this OP.When I heard the revival did not have the same choreography I instantly lost interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/20/2010|
It's the holiday [bold]season[/bold] we're talking about, r1.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/20/2010|
And the choreography in the new version is ridiuclous. The three singer/dancers act like turkeys and flap their wings.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/20/2010|
thanks OP love being reminded what broadway is when it is at its best
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/20/2010|
I love watching this just staring at Donna MacKechnie's neck and seeing how boneless she can make it seem.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/20/2010|
Sorry, but it's not the original Miss Polanski. That would be Margo Sappington. She left the show before the Tony broadcast. The role is danced by Julane Stites in the Tony video.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/20/2010|
Wow. For years I assumed that was Margo Sappington.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/20/2010|
That number should never be changed. Every production can do whatever they want but that scene must stay intact just as "Rich Man's Frug" should never be changed in "Sweet Charity".
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/20/2010|
The Boofont Sisters version-
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/21/2010|
One of them Boofonts is a real woman?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/21/2010|
Easily the best of the new versions:
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/21/2010|
r14 I LOVE that version. %0D Can you imagine if the tall boy is perfectly proportioned? The mind reels... I'd Goosey-Poosey all right.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/21/2010|
Here's a clip doing the original choreography and from the right time, but clearly NOT Donna & company.
Does anyone know where this version is from?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/21/2010|
thanks, OP- this is the clearest i've seen this. LOVE this.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/21/2010|
I think that was on the Ed Sullivan Show, r17.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/21/2010|
Professor Seth Rudetsky discusses OP's clip. Funny. %0D %0D R7, Seth says Donna had to go to the chiropractor every week to have her neck adjusted during the run of the play.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/21/2010|
This may be a silly question, but don't these gals get terrible headaches?
The dark haired woman in the white shirt and dark vest is repeatedly THROWING her head from side to side.
I know that they were all Breck girls in the 60's, and it was all about flipping the hair, but...OUCH!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/21/2010|
Seth says everyone BUT Donna needed chiro every week - Donna says, "What's so hard? What's so hard?" as she's yanking her neck around. Seth is not the queen of enunciation and speaks very quickly but it's a great bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/21/2010|
r17, that's the original production on the Ed Sullivan Show with some replacement performers. Julane Stites had moved up to McKechnie's spot. Subsequently, both Lada Edmund and Baayork also danced that role.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/21/2010|
r 15 & 16: Isn't he adorable? And he's doing it BAREFOOT which has to kill his feet.%0D What really makes the clip for me is to see how much joy he's getting out of the number.%0D He's having a blast!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/21/2010|
Turkey lurkey lumpy bumpy
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/09/2010|
DAMN, those guys at r14 ROCKED the shit out of that number!!! Yes, it's the gayest thing on DL today BUT they learned every bit of that choreography and were just incredible! Danced their cute little asses clear OFF!%0D %0D You ignite silly and gay and campy and fun with TALENT and that's what you get! Awesome, fellers! The tall guy has some Tommy Tune action going on.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/09/2010|
Gay men -
There is nothing admirable, funny or worthy in mimicing women. Be proud of who YOU are, not what you think you want or should have been.
As a gay man myself, I hate it that so many of us have such low self esteem that we resort to pretending to be female. There is nothing useful in it, nothing about a female any of us should want to be like.
Women only use this shit to mock us and laugh behind our backs. Stand up, be proud and be a man, girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/15/2011|
In my next life, I want to dance on Broadway.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/15/2011|
Stop stuffing people in your little boxes, r31.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/15/2011|
R33 - What is it about calling on gay men to be aware of their own male identities and asking them to consider idolizing females is putting them in "little boxes"?
Why are we expected by you to be jesters and minstrels and to ask and parody women when we should be redefining the rules of masculinity and taking pride in how men entertain?
People like you are the ones who want to keep us in boxes. That's your comfort zone. I'm saying we should come out and break the bonds of stereotype and reject living, idolizing and acting like women. There is no pride in that.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/15/2011|
R33, is this salute to the holidays acceptable to you?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/15/2011|
That little clip is a hundred times more exciting than anything on Broadway now. And spinning people around in chairs in the revival - wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/15/2011|
McKechnie is pretty darn sensational--I hope she won some awards for this role.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/16/2011|
I find it odd that the asian girl in green had to wear that stupid collar over her dress on the Ed Sullivan show. Why was it OK for the other girls to have a natural neckline, but not her?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/19/2012|