The Eagle has landed. All's well here in Chicago, albeit 18-degrees and snow. That's okay, though it's important to remember it's March, and the baseball season starts in just 24 days! March 30th. To be fair, the first game in Chicago isn't until April 4, but still that's less than a month away. And it isn't like there are other cold-weather cities that will be playing before then. (The Cubs' first game in in Pittsburgh on March 31. It isn't like things will be balmy there, I suspect.)
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.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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