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Marc Shaiman, Martin Short and Nathan Lane sing

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darquegk
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This video comes up and disappears and comes up again, but this is the first I have seen of it in a few years. Broadway stars Martin Short and Nathan Lane sing their version of the Jerry Herman classic, poking fun at each other in the pater sections rewritten by Marc Shaiman.
We'll always be harmonizing!
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all that jazz
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Thanks for the link!!! To me Nathan Lane is perfection.
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darquegk
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Two things I like most about this clip:

1. The tempo is much bouncier than the slow pace of the Broadway "Bosom Buddies," which kind of limps along.

2. Nathan Lane is famous for playing Max Bialystock, and Martin Short was extremely well-recieved as Leo Bloom in Los Angeles. Allegedly, Mel Brooks wanted to open Producers with Short and Lane, but was persuaded to do otherwise for Broderick's bankability and Short's desire to stay in LA with his family. This is the closet we'll ever come to seeing what the two of them really would have been like as a comic duo in "The Producers."
mamaleh
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Great clip. On what TV show/when did they perform that?
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Playbilly
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That made my day! THANKS!
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darquegk
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I believe this was a clip from The Martin Short Show (the talk show, not the failed sitcom that Nathan makes fun of in the song).

Marty has always been a talk-show fixture, and has done guest hosting on many of the daytime shows. Every so often his name comes up as a possible replacement for a major host, but it never happens, either because he is too polarizing of a figure for a full-time audience, or because he prefers to stay in LA except for brief New York stays.
ghostlight2
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I think darquegk is probably right, even though Nathan Lane isn't listed as a guest on the show anywhere I've looked (it only ran something like 70 shows itself). The nasty crack about "Robert Downey and prison" puts it around the time of the show (1999), and also Short sings "If I say that we only booked you because we lost Dr Ruth..."
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darquegk
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Yeah, the Robert Downey joke is DATED now...
ghostlight2
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It sours the performance for me. It was a low blow when Downey was at his lowest - but who's laughing now?
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GottaHaveAGimmick
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The 2 of them are just adorable. Wish they had done 'The Producers' together.

 
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