Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday tunes: Hands off the piano!

Happy 100th birthday to Victor Borge.

When Borge did made his last performance in Portland, about 15 years ago, there was a last minute schedule change and it ended up being a solo recital rather than a concert performance. Still wonderful, but it meant I wasn't able to see one of my favorite Borge bits--The Soprano.

Here is the Great Dane with Marilyn Mulvey--who for quite a while played the long-suffereng Margaret Dumont role to Borge's Groucho--as they slowly, painfully work their way toward the Caro Nome from Rigoletto.

Part I:

Part II:

Heaven help me, but every time I see the seat belt gag, I still think it's funny.

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