However, we do have a fine video recording of that regardless. Several years later, the show was re-mounted and videotaped for television. It starred Ben Vereen, who re-created his career-making role from Broadway, along with William Katt as Pippin. And as the grandmother was comedy legend Martha Raye.
She does a very nice job with the song. I don't think she gets the mix of unleashed joy and sardonic realism that Irene Ryan brought to the role, but it's still very good. And the clip include a bit of dialogue which sets up the scene. Oddly enough, though, I have a feeling, and though I wouldn't swear to it, I'm pretty sure that a verse and chorus got cut.
The performance was done in Canada. And while they seem to be having a good time, it's hard to tell if -- being Canadians -- their innate politeness prohibits them from being too enthusiastic, or if Martha Raye's performance is thoroughly enjoyable but not rousing -- or if the missing verse keeps the number from being the bring down the rafters showstopper it should be. But the full production is nonetheless terrific, and gets a nice response, and mainly it's great to have the footage here of Martha Raye.