Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today Is Tuesday. You Know What That Means

Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means.
We're gonna have a Special Guest!

So put on your ears,
Like good Mouseketeers.
Cause Tuesday is Guest Star Day!!

Last week's Special Guest (Chatty Kelly, Chatty Kelly, Chatty Kelly) THERE Now the Link is working...actually I still had to get her help. Anyway, Last weeks Special Guest was Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water. I used it after I read Chatty Kelly's blog about the same song. I was feeling kind of yucky and her blog just really helped me out.

Chatty Kelly, Chatty Kelly, Chatty Kelly. THERE! (just practicing)

ANYWAY, although Simon and Garfunkel are no longer a duo, Paul Simon went on and became a superstar. (A shame really, not that he made it so big because I really like his music, but a shame because Art Garfunkel's voice was amazing).

There is one song by Paul Simon that stands out in my mind. Not so much because of the song itself, although it is really a fun song. The lyrics and the melody are really catchy in that wonderful 1980s way but it is the video always cracks me up.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the video, watch it closely. The entire thing is lip-synced by Chevy Chase. And Paul Simon acts like his little (excuse the pun) sidekick. But Paul Simon is really the singer. BTW, Chevy is 6'4" and Paul is 5'3".

By the way, if you have a good eye, take a look at Chevy Chase when he is drinking a sip of water. Watch what happens when he puts down his glass.

A bit of trivia, the names in the song, Al and Betty, were chosen by Paul when he went to a party with his then-wife and the host of the party mistakenly called them Al and Betty).

OK, Paul and Chevy are sitting here so patiently waiting for me to stop rambleing on so they can do their song. It was very nice of them to come by. Of course how could they resist. Everyone knows that this is the next best thing to being on The Ed Sullivan Show. "Why" you ask. Oh come on, you have to know why by now....Cause Tuesday is Guest Star DAY!!!!!



Kelly Combs said...

Cause it's not a table, its a drum holder. LOL!

And, I love when Paul Simon twittles his thumbs. haha. Just a great "feel good" video.

Mocha with Linda said...

That is so funny!

2Thinks said...

Catchy. Chevy embodies funny. He is the living definition of the word.

KrippledWarrior said...

I missed the glass drop completely an thought "What was she talking about?" Until Chevy put the Timbolie in it.

Chevy is funny. And so are monkeys.

Edie said...

I just love that! How do they do that with a straight face? Ha!

Debbie said...

I so remember when this came out! Love it.
I did not know that about Al and Betty.

Sue J. said...

I don't remember this video very well. Could be that I was in that "lost TV" zone of college (when my life was all radio all the time!).

But, I suspect that Paul and Chevy made pretty good friends back on SNL in the old days. Paul was a very frequent musical guest if not a regular--even in some of the skits. So, how sweet for these two to hook up again. And the comic timing and understanding really shows.

Definitely marked a departure for Simon, musically, but it also was a defining moment for him as well.

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