Kay: That’s Entertainment! (p. IV)

So, how is everyone holding up out there? I hope you’re all staying safe and feeling fine. If you’re bored and have time to spare, you might enjoy a little harmless fun on the internet.

I don’t know about you, but I love old Hollywood musicals. The singing! The dancing! (Fun fact: Fred Astaire’s audition notes read “Can’t sing. Can’t act. Can dance a little.”) So the first thing I have here is a mashup, which I’ve bookmarked because I love it. Check out these Golden Era Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk. Give it a whirl, just for fun, and see if you don’t feel better afterwards.

If puzzles are more your thing, as I know they are for many people, you might want to check out a special one for a special time. This puzzle is written by Kimberly Harrington and brought to you by McSweeney’s: The Working From Home During a Global Pandemic Bingo. You might have to figure out how you’re going to play Bingo on Zoom, but I’m sure it’s possible.

Finally—because who doesn’t like to watch some brilliant sketch comedians doing what they do best?— it’s bloopers from the Carol Burnett show. The entire clip is a little long, but I’d advise sticking with it until you see the sketch with Tim Conway playing the clumsy dentist (around 5:39).

And that’s all for this week, folks! Stay well, and stay amused, my friends.

4 thoughts on “Kay: That’s Entertainment! (p. IV)

  1. Great links, Kay. I grew up watching Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire movies, so I love that Uptown Funk mashup. I’m going to have to bookmark it so I can watch it again when I’m feeling glum.

  2. By the time Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney are in that crowd scene, I’m dancing in my chair. I love those old movies. They didn’t call it the Golden Age of the Hollywood for nothing! And the synchronizing of the dance moves to the current music is so spot-on.

  3. This is great. I’ve seen the Bruno Mars one before, but hadn’t seen the Carol Burnett one. They are hilarious. This is the kind of stuff I need to stay positive. Thanks for sharing.

    • I got so caught up in these when I was looking for one link, I killed most of the night laughing. There’s lots worse ways to spend one’s time! And those guys were so funny—Tim Conway and Harvey Korman as foils to Carol Burnett—it’s hard to think of current ensemble performances as funny as these.

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