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HOMG CAROL BURNETT.



I know, I know, my whole life basically consists of going HOMG CAROL BURNETT, so this is not really news. But I just really love this version of "The Ladies Who Lunch", performed by Carol in the Sondheim revue Putting It Together. (I really have to get the full DVD of that, by the way; Carol Burnett + Ruthie Henshall + John Barrowman + Sondheim = LOVE.) It's funny because I've seen a good few of her performances in that revue on YouTube already, and I've not been hugely impressed (with the exception of one phenomenal blooper, but that's a little different). Her version of "Getting Married Today" was funny but not the best I've heard, although maybe that's just because Millicent Martin solidly pwnz the world on that one; her version of "Could I Leave You?", if I'm being honest, kind of sucked; and the rest of the stuff I've seen has been fair to middling. I kind of assumed her voice was giving out a bit, as people's tend to do when they're, you know, seventy or whatever, and my loyalty to her remained firmly intact, but I was sort of disappointed. But then there's this, and it's just... she's... dude, Carol, you friggin' OWN Elaine Stritch. I'm not even kidding. Elaine Stritch is plenty pwny but you, Carol, you are pwnier, and I don't understand why it is that all levels of your performance - not just acting but singing, too - get about 6000% better when you are playing a drunk, but they do, and, oh, man, that video.

Did anyone see the American Masters PBS special, or whatever they call it, about Carol earlier in the week? They'll be rerunning it a few times if anyone wants to check their local listings. It was a lot of fun. The Carol Burnett Show was srs hilarity, people.

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theniwokesoftly
Nov. 11th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Hey, you're a John Barrowman fan? Since when? (Why do I suspect it's because of fanboy_of_zeus's and my influence?)
slammerkinbabe
Nov. 11th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
I don't actually know that much about him - I first saw him in that blooper vid, honestly. But I thought he was hilarious there, so I checked out some more YouTube videos, and though my exposure to him is still limited I really like what I've seen. He's just really adorable.
theniwokesoftly
Nov. 11th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
YOU SHOULD WATCH DOCTOR WHO AND TORCHWOOD.

Well. That may be lost on you a little, because basically, Captain Jack Harkness is incredibly charming and literally sleeps with everyone he meets. He was awesome in De-Lovely, and he was only in it for ~10 minutes anyway. Um. I love all the videos of him singing. He has a great voice. My favorite is probably "Feelin' Good" from the Royal Variety Show.

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