Oh, We Need a Little Merman. Right This Very Minute.

FOAnatic
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/04
Because nothing helps chase away the Monday blues better than a dose of Merman.

Stumbled upon this gem while listening to tracks from her disco album. (Yes, I was seeking them out).

Ethel Merman sings "Tomorrow" on the Sesame Street Christmas Special in 1978.
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"I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about." - Oscar Wilde
Broadway Bob*
Broadway Star
joined:9/21/05
THANK YOU!!! I needed that! Truly brought a smile to my face.
2014 Show Schedule: 3/08 @ 8:00 pm ~ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Columbus, OH); 4/11 @ 8:00 pm ~ BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Broadway), 4/12 @ 2:00 pm ~ ROCKY (Broadway), 4/12 @ 8:00 pm ~ THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), 4/13 @ 2:00 pm ~ CASA VALENTINA (Broadway), 4/13 @ 7:00 pm ~ SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN (Off-Broadway); 4/14 @ 8:00 pm ~ HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Broadway); 6/06 @ 8:00 pm ~ PIPPIN (Broadway); 6/07 @ 2:00 pm ~ A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Broadway); 6/07 @ 8:00 pm ~ IF/THEN (Broadway); 6/08 @ 3:00 pm ~ HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH; 6/08 @ 7:30 pm ~ HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (Off-Broadway)...(MORE to come, I hope)
FOAnatic
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/04
Ethel does a fantastic medley with the Muppets starting at 5:30!
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"I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about." - Oscar Wilde
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04

YES!



yr pal,
joey




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homeimp
Leading Actor
joined:10/2/08
I wonder how Ethel would have done onstage as Miss Hannigan?
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
It may be the first time anyone ever unintentionally relied on sense memory during "Little Girls":

"You don't wanna go to the zoo. You don't wanna ride the swings. What the **** do you want to do? LIIIITTTLEEE GIIIIRRLS!"
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

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Demitri2
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/05
Just watch her in "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World" and you'll see what a great Miss Hannigan she could've been. She's truly hilarious playing an over the top harpy.
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Thanks for that. Great clip. I especially loved "What's the matter Imogene? Uou look like an idiot! LOL
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Jane Henson (Jim's wife) was a HUGE Merman fan and I believe friend. When Merman passed away Jane received a living room set, a couch and two chairs from Merman's estate. They were covered in white chintz with, you guessed it, Large red ROSES!
Those Blocked: SueStorm. N2N Nate. Good riddence to stupid! Rad-Z, shill begone!
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04


Ethel and Rock Hudson sing "You're the Top":

http://youtu.be/Ri-MBgexxKo

(Who's the top?)

yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04


Ethel and Susan Watson (the original Kim McAfee in By By Birdie) sing about their "Mutual Admiration Society":

http://youtu.be/lbdSnVOc9ew


yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04


Perry Como teaches Ethel how to sing softly.

http://youtu.be/BTfgtgWK3ZE

Well, almost.

yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04


Ethel and Mary Martin do the historic 14-minute medley, part of the Ford 50th Anniversary show, broadcast simultaneously on all three networks.

http://youtu.be/l0QhfT-dgFU

The simple staging, set around two stools, was devised and kept purposely simple by Jerome Robbins.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
jiff
Swing
joined:1/29/12
So, do you think Miley Cyrus can play Ethel Merman? It sounds weird, but look at her next time she's on a talk show-her voice, her mannerism. I can just see her singing "Wherever we go, whatever we do...etc."

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