Danny Kaye! He is the greatest Walter Mitty, in my opinion at least. I know that James Thurber hated the movie, but I enjoyed it.
So many of his films are just classic. A few years ago Pesco blogged a clip from The Court Jester, Never Out Fox the Fox. So amazing. So many of his movies are favorites I’m now considering spending the weekend watching them.
I haven’t seen that film in years. I’m going to have to look for it now.
Oh, and perhaps I’ll have a drink from the flagon with the dragon - I think that’s the one with the brew that’s true.
I think I’ll be watching a few Danny Kaye films this weekend too.
the pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle
he does a mean version of “I’ve got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” too
Right, but there’s been a change. They broke the chalice from the palace.
The poison with the pellet is in the dragon with the pestle. Err…
Thanks - this was a joy to watch. Perfect start to the holiday weekend.
I like how they can turn a straight minute of gibberish into the best part of the tune. Danny Kaye is terrific but Pops is tops.
Can’t help but compare this to the new JayZ - Justin Timberlake video that launched today - on several levels.
It has it’s merits, but somehow falls a little flat compared to this performance.
I’ve always wondered what the thinking was behind adding the magnetized armor to the tongue-twister scene. It really ramps up the chaos in the end, but that random bolt of lightning out of a completely clear sky (complete with a guard with magical lightning-prediction powers) makes it seem like it was a bright idea someone had near the end of the process that had to be shoehorned in.
I think it was just another gag they added in. I agree with what I think you are implying: that it wasn;'t really needed.
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