doctorow at June 6th, 2014 22:02 — #1
emohex1 at June 6th, 2014 22:31 — #2
Ya, now ima in da goot moot.
ichibut at June 6th, 2014 22:59 — #3
Saw it was the Comedian Harmonists and was expecting a video of a gramophone. Seriously, interested folks should read up on the history of the original group. And seek them out, some good stuff on YouTube.
ichibut at June 6th, 2014 23:03 — #4
Ah, now I see that it's Andre Rieu. If you're in the US you should look him up too.
piratejenny at June 7th, 2014 02:58 — #6
Whee! Here's Max Raabe's version, if you like things more on the deadpan side (I am a fan of both): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjMw0kEw6B0
petz79 at June 7th, 2014 04:21 — #7
This always reminds me of german comedian Otto Waalkes' version I saw as a child. He's been doing that skit since the 70's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygc3mLnrLZw
imb at June 7th, 2014 06:59 — #8
It's cute, but what is the song about? No Sprechen sie deutsche.
bebinn at June 7th, 2014 08:12 — #9
james_hill at June 7th, 2014 11:52 — #10
There's a pretty good movie about the group from 1997. We watched it in German class when I was in undergrad. It's called "The Harmonists."
noahdjango at June 7th, 2014 21:14 — #11
It puts me in the mind of something Danny Kaye would do. For example:
of course, the first place I heard the tune, (which was of English origin anyhow) was a Swedish version featured in the film My Life As A Dog, which to my anglophone ears is closer-sounding to the OP--couldn't find a video, unfortunately.
shane_simmons at June 8th, 2014 00:30 — #12
Our local PBS station plays Andre Rieu during their pledge week, the same day they play Doo-Wop and Lawrence Welk.
It's sort of a shame that he gets pidgeonholed in with Welk, because he was, well, um.
ichibut at June 8th, 2014 01:02 — #13
Yeah, there's really nothing in the US that correlates to Rieu.
dave791 at June 8th, 2014 09:01 — #14
During those times when they're not busy marching across Europe those Germans can be quite an entertaining lot.
ffabian at June 8th, 2014 10:44 — #15
Thanks for a fine example for what makes american humor superior - the originality!
jsroberts at June 8th, 2014 13:45 — #16
While the humour depends much more on a knowledge of Spanish, Les Luthiers have some good tunes. They make a number of novelty instruments too, which is pretty cool.
nell_anvoid at June 8th, 2014 15:27 — #17
Ack! Es braucht mehr Kuhglocke!
doctorow at June 11th, 2014 22:02 — #18
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