The home office in Los Angeles has let me know that things at going fine, so that means everything is covered all over. Though when I call, I tend to hear loud music and dancing in the background. But I'm told that it's just very old re-runs of Shindig. Fair enough.
Anyway, moving on --
Yesterday, we had a brief, secondary appearance by Imogene Coca in a video from Sesame Street. I thought it might be proper to show her in a clip from the TV series that made her a star, the legendary, Your Show of Shows.
This is a terrific sketch with Sid Caesar, done in pantomime, as they play two percussionists during a performance of Rossini's "The William Tell Overture." That they're able to keep this joke going for over seven minutes -- all without a word of dialogue -- is a testament to the structure of the writing, but mainly to their exuberant talent.
And the upshot of it all is that the show sneaks in seven minutes of classical music.