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MMM…Songs from Once Upon a Mattress

1 Sep

It’s that day of the week again!

No, don’t crawl back in bed.

At least not before you’ve gotten some laugh exercise.

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Once Upon a Mattress is one of my all-time favorite plays. It’s a quirky, laugh-out-loud retelling of The Princess and the Pea.  I’ve never seen any other version of it than this one, though.

One day I hope to go see it live. But for now I will have to be content to watch it performed by Tracy Ullman, Carol Burnett and a host of other stellar comedians. Poor me.  😉

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tQqsnbHr7s

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Bonus!

This song might make more sense if you know that the Princesses name is Winfred. Fred for short.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM36nuFfztU&feature=endscreen

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I was going to use something by another singer, but this play has been going around and around in my head all week, so I figured I should share. 😀

At least I know what I’m going to use for next week’s Mirth and Music Monday. So yay!  😀

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If you want more MMM, go have a peek at ReGi McClain’s blog. (She found some Bill Cosby…and a version of a Swan Lake ballet I know you’ve never seen before.) Hers is the mind that thought up this crazy fun meme. On the right hand side of her blog are two blue, googly-eyed smiley faces. Clicking the top one will take you to the links of all the other people playing along with us.

Enjoy, and Happy Monday!!!

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My Brain Is On Hiatus, But I Have A Question For You

1 Sep

(Holy Cow, I got the spelling of that word correct on the first try!)

So in honor of my having an exhausted brain from reading Sherlock Holmes aloud to my darling husband, going through some how-to blog posts, and my usual Saturday running around, you get this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzVMwo8BC88

All those pairs of wonderful shoulders! *swoon*

[Good thing I married a man with a good set of them, huh?  😉  ]

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I will be using another song from that play tomorrow for Mirth and Music Monday, but this one is a ton of fun as well.

It makes me smile.

Tracy does such an amazing job with that role. And Carol Burnett! Wow! She hasn’t lost a single pinch of her comedic timing. Plus Tommy Smothers. His miming and grinning crack me up just thinking about it. 😀

Oh! If I’m raving about a play I should probably tell you what it is, huh? It’s called Once Upon a Mattress. A very funny and silly retelling of The Princess and the Pea. One of my favorites, really. My parents have a DVD of it, and every once in a while I have to borrow it again.

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So, out of curiosity. (This is off the wall, but) Is there anything in particular one of you would like me to write a post about? Any questions you would like answered, a topic that needs my spin, an idea that you want my perspective on?

Let me know in the comments. Don’t be, er… shy. (hehehe)

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Laura Oliva got her post to me today! I can’t wait until Friday! 😀

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