Tuesday, February 21, 2012

No, No, Nanette!

We've seen countless uses of the opening of the Fifth Symphony in everything from stark dramas to comedy, and sometimes it's pretty dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb.  But there's nothing quite like the following--considered one of the classic sketches from very early TV.  It features Sid Caesar (who had the top-rated show) and sidekick Nanette Fabray in a wordless argument choreographed to the Fifth.  And consider this:  It had to be done in one take--that is, live.  Wonder if I watched this as a kid.  I ought to write a country song and call it "Old Enough to Remember (But I Don't)."

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