Thursday, June 11, 2009

Per request

And I daresay worth every bit of 2 minutes and 58 seconds. Not sure what's most to love here, Astrud's hair bow, the audience or the guy on the xylophone.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dunno whose request it was but hats off to them.
of course i had to google the movie, and now im dying to watch the whole thing. I love love love that kinda stuff.

The Animals' song from the same movie is an absolute scream. Best lipsynching ever and special guest appearance from the Watusis of africa.

jo

Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks, Jo.

Some more really funny YouTubes from the 1964 movie "Get Yourself a College Girl"

The Animals

Jimmy Smith

glittergirl said...

wow, i've always loved this strange song, since i was a kid, but i never knew what the singer looked liked.

she never changes her expression, which is perfect for the song. until a brief smile at the end. lovely.

also, no one in the audience is wearing pants.

Kirk Jusko said...

I've never seen this particular movie, but, having seen many other pop musicals from the early-to-mid '60s, I'm guessing it's tacky and cheesy and corny until you get to the musical numbers, at which point in turns into the coolest thing on Earth.

Earl Tesch said...

If I'd known it was this easy to get what I asked for, I'd have asked for something a bit more...

Doug said...

I like her Stepfordian delivery, and the bow.

And I'm not certain, but I think the guy on xylophone is a young Elvis Costello ;)

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

Well, at least I know what music they'll be playing in hell when I get there. The only difference is Nancy Pelosi will be the singer. And Bill Clinton will be on tenor saxophone.

Al
TRAG

LoDoKid said...

Seriously, who is cooler than Stan Getz? Fast forward a generation, and I have fond memories of hanging out with his son Steve who was a drummer, brought him in to do a set on my jazz show on college station in Colorado.. Hip little ditty that he was torn on what title to give it.. "A Fond Longing" or a "A Long Fondling" da good ol' days.. Thx for posting,

Erin O'Brien said...

"Girl from Ipanema" is one of my favorite songs. I love Stand Getz and the Gilbertos--but evenso, this vid just cracked me up!

Anonymous said...

OMG my sister wore that hairbow.

philbilly said...

Getta a load of the MILF convention going on in the audience! W00T!

Mrs. Robinson, may I have this dance?

emmapeelDallas said...

Do you know the story behind her singing the song? She was just 23, but was married to João Gilberto, who was well known and who was going to record with Stan Getz. Gilberto showed up with his wife and said "she sings a little". Everyone apparently groaned inwardly, but in the interest of being polite, said OK...then she began singing The Girl From Ipanema, and the rest is history. I love her voice.

Anonymous said...

I think that is Andy Dick on the xylophone