It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. No doubt you know the music of Duke Ellington. But how's about seeing him on a game show? Here's the Duke as the Mystery Guest. This is a particularly enjoyable one, as he has great impish fun with his answers and voice, almost driving the panelists batty. But they only have themselves to blame by going off in the wrong direction when they ask about one of his secondary talents and he answers honestly, so they pursue that first, instead of finding out if he might have other talents. Which he most certainly does.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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