Wednesday weirdness

In honor of the birthday of Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), a parody of “When a Felon’s Not Engaged in His Employment” from The Pirates of Penzance.

11 Responses to Wednesday weirdness

  1. jono51 says:

    I miss Fred Gwynne. 😦

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  2. Okay, bluebird, you have outdone yourself for weird Wed.!!

    I know I caught some episodes of Car 54 early-on, but I don’t think I saw many episodes. I mostly just remember Toody and Muldoon were a good Mutt-Jeff pairing, with short, round-faced Joe E Ross (that “ooo! ooo!” guy I knew, probably from Phil Silvers) and that tall craggy Fred Gwynne.

    Never cared for the Imitation Addams Family show where Gwynne played a Frankensteinish lump. Read recently that he really hated that part, and I don’t blame him; very typecasting at the least.

    Which is why I was delighted to see him as the severe and imposing judge in My Cousin Vinny. The perfect actor for the part, and a great part for Gwynne’s talents. A fitting finale for his career.

    But lo! Now I know he could sing! 😀

    In fact, I just read his bio over at IMDb. He did a lot of stage and more screen than I realized. Quite a life. Twice married, five kids by his first wife. “Gwynne sang professionally, painted, sculpted, wrote & illustrated children’s books…”

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  3. I read “A Chocolate Moose for Dinner” by Fred Gwynne to my kindergarten class ages ago. Haven’t thought if it again till now, but it was delightful! I think I’ll be ordering some of his books for the grandbabies now 🙂

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    • When my kids were little they all loved “A Chocolate Moose” and its sequels. It’s a good thing I kept my copies, because most of Gwynne’s books are out of print and used copies are selling for a king’s ransom.


  4. ibikenyc says:

    Hilarious! 😀

    As a bonus, I love ❤ a capella of any sort.

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