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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 Anonymousreply 3811/19/2012

Only the song is about Christmas, which is not Turkey Lurkey Time but Hammy Whammy Roasty Woasty Beefy Weefy Time.

by Anonymousreply 111/20/2010

Oh stop being such a killjoy, R1.

by Anonymousreply 211/20/2010

Love this OP.When I heard the revival did not have the same choreography I instantly lost interest.

by Anonymousreply 311/20/2010

It's the holiday [bold]season[/bold] we're talking about, r1.

by Anonymousreply 411/20/2010

And the choreography in the new version is ridiuclous. The three singer/dancers act like turkeys and flap their wings.

by Anonymousreply 511/20/2010

thanks OP love being reminded what broadway is when it is at its best

by Anonymousreply 611/20/2010

I love watching this just staring at Donna MacKechnie's neck and seeing how boneless she can make it seem.

by Anonymousreply 711/20/2010

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 Anonymousreply 811/20/2010

Wow. For years I assumed that was Margo Sappington.

by Anonymousreply 911/20/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1011/20/2010

The version from "Camp":

by Anonymousreply 1111/20/2010

The Boofont Sisters version-

by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2010

One of them Boofonts is a real woman?

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2010

Easily the best of the new versions:

by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1511/21/2010

He's just gorgeous, r14!

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1711/21/2010

thanks, OP- this is the clearest i've seen this. LOVE this.

by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2010

I think that was on the Ed Sullivan Show, r17.

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2011/21/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2111/21/2010


by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2311/21/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2411/21/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2511/21/2010

Turkey lurkey lumpy bumpy

by Anonymousreply 2612/09/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2712/09/2010

Xmas-Eve Eve bump!

by Anonymousreply 2812/23/2010


by Anonymousreply 2912/15/2011

I love r11's the best.

by Anonymousreply 3012/15/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3112/15/2011

In my next life, I want to dance on Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 3212/15/2011

Stop stuffing people in your little boxes, r31.

by Anonymousreply 3312/15/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3412/15/2011

R33, is this salute to the holidays acceptable to you?

by Anonymousreply 3512/15/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3612/15/2011

McKechnie is pretty darn sensational--I hope she won some awards for this role.

by Anonymousreply 3712/16/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3811/19/2012
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