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Ethel Merman and the Muppets

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Ethel Merman and the Muppets#1
Posted: 2/10/08 at 8:54pm
These clips always makes me smile.

The first is a medley of Ethel's greatest hits, with Ethel duetting with various of the Muppets. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think she realizes they're puppets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDFklQhH7q4

The second is the famous "Soft Show Business" in which Ethel uncharacteristically sings "There's no Business Like Show Business" softly and sweetly, to comfort Fozzie, who's been a big flop. She's so tender when she says "The closing when the customers don't come"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF5jUPu76FQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF5jUPu76FQ

Then she takes the 2nd chorus BIG.

Updated On: 2/11/08 at 08:54 PM
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#2
Posted: 2/11/08 at 3:58am
Bloody Hell, I was actually thinking about Ethel singing "Anything you can do" with Miss Piggy today...
hilarious.
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#2
Posted: 2/11/08 at 4:12am
Updated On: 1/27/09 at 04:12 AM
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#3
Posted: 2/11/08 at 7:20am
Brilliant.
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#4
Posted: 2/11/08 at 4:42pm
Loved them, adorable
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#5
Posted: 2/11/08 at 4:44pm
I love you, PJ. I honestly love you.
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#6
Posted: 2/11/08 at 4:52pm
Thanks, but you had to go and quote an Olivia Newton John song in this thread?!?

Couldn't you have told me you love me in more Mermaniacal terms?
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#7
Posted: 2/11/08 at 4:57pm
Ha ha. What can I say? I've been listening to Xanadu all day.
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#8
Posted: 2/11/08 at 5:05pm
You coulda said you get a kick outa me.

Or that you hear singing and there's no one there.

Or that I'm the sun in the morning and the moon at night.

Or you could have offered me an eggroll or some fried rice or a ginger-peachy lychee or a napkin or a chopstick or a chair.

Sheeshh...some people!
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#9
Posted: 2/11/08 at 5:10pm
For mauriposa...watch this before your parade passes by.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTO6srThtYk
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#10
Posted: 2/11/08 at 5:49pm
And my musical education continues.
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#11
Posted: 2/11/08 at 5:53pm
How about just: PJ, you're swell. re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#12
Posted: 2/11/08 at 5:58pm
Ohhhhh...Calvy, you know that anytime you want you can put your head on my shoulder, you need someone who's older, a rubdown with a velvet glove.

(I never understood...why a velvet glove?)
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#13
Posted: 2/12/08 at 7:44am
I love her gowns. Does anyone know if she had a favorite designer?
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#14
Posted: 2/12/08 at 7:52am
PJ, you're the top.
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
-bjh2114 (on Michael Riedel)
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re: Ethel Merman and the Muppets#15
Posted: 2/12/08 at 12:30pm
I believe that's supposed to be plural, in the original.