Monday, March 07, 2011

hurricanes hardly happen

Lightning Round!

2 points for the name of the song
2 more points for the name of the musical

(other points awarded by whim, as always)


Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

This is from My Fair Lady singing The Rain in Spain. Sung by Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison??

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Their chraracter names are Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

On a random whim - My mother can do Eliza Doolittle's Cockney accent perfectly. She watched scenes form this show over and over to help her prepare for the Bag Lady part in A Christmas Carol when our stake put it on. Man oh man, it is hilarious when she does her Cockney accent, reminds me of my grandpa when he used to tease up with his growing up :)

Robert said...

Hey Charlotte, For the rest of the lightning round, why don't you just start sending private emails to Melissa. It will be less painful for the rest of us.

Melissa, I understand that you spoke to Mom via Skipe yesterday. I just bring it up because she mentioned something about noticing that some of the DVD's on your shelf were not in alphabetical order. Maybe you should take a break from MMM and go check that out. :)

Jeri said...

Ok - miss charlotte - if you do ALL of the ones I know at the times I have to be gone - I just might have to get a trifle upset with you!
for the 10 & 11 times, do HARD ones!!! then easy ones at 12, 1,& 2, I'm gone again at 3, back at 4, gone for 5 and 6. GOT IT??? (i don't feel bad saying this cause I know you already have them all done and set to go out specific times, so it's not like my saying it will affect anything.

I fell in love with Audrey Hepburn in this (movie) role. just such a beautiful lady! as mentioned in previous post, there was some drama relating who played this role and who played Mary Poppins...

I should get this for Aaron to watch. Not that the storyline would be all that engaging for him, but he loves a good ACCENT.

"with a little bit of luck" maybe I'll get a few points today to stay in the top 3. I have no hope of catching your mom... she is amazing. and Melissa is SCARY good at the lightning (did I spell it right?) round!!!

Barbara C said...

Now Robert. No Melissa, Robert made that all up. I did tell him about the monster truck that Kristian raced in the pinewood derby though.

We listened to My Fair Lady when I was growing up. In the song, I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face, Rex Harrison (who also was the Broadway Prof. Higgins) begins with Damn, damn, damn. My brother, David would sing with Jam, Jam, Jam. Now I wonder if he'd ever heard a swear word but he did know about jam.
As mentioned in a previous post, Julie Andrews was Eliza Doolittle in the stage show. This was another album I would sing and dance to as I did Saturday jobs, growing up. I loved to do the front room because that was where the stereo was. Of course, this was in the olden times, way before even tape players. We have the stereo console, a nice piece of furniture in the front room and a record player in the upstairs playroom. We had radios in our bedrooms, they were as cherished as IPods are now.
My Dad bought a medley of songs from My Fair Lady and our family orchestra, consisting of Piano-Lou Jean, violin-Francine, cello- grandpa Bertram F Willis, flute-me, viola-Rebecca, conductor- Dad, performed for anyone who asked. Mostly we played for church activities.
I always wanted some young swain to stand out in front on my house and sing ala Freddy Einsworth-Hill.

Barbara C said...

Lerner and Lowe, composers

Tasha said...

Audrey Hepburn is "tricked" into learning how to behave and speak like a lady through unusual means. Like her, I did pageants and it is similar to that, learning how to say for not fer, well not wull, to not ta, etc. (just substitute those in a song somewhere - in fact, it would be fun to do a parody of sorts in which the man is trying to teach the woman how to lose either the Southern Utah accent or the Appalacian Mtn twang - imagine her in flannel, ratty hair, have a pig randomly cross the stage - it could work I tell you!)

Anyhoo, back to the pageants. In my experiences and tranformations, I became acquainted with Melinda Pfundstein - we were attendants together once and she was my attendant once - who about 10 years later, played the role of Eliza at the USF and so she is famous and so am I. :)

Barbara C said...

We had a hurricane watch when we lived in Georgia. In our apartment we decided the safest place would be the bathtub (?). You were quite nervous.
We are having a major snowstorm. There is about 4 inches on the ground and it only started about an hour ago. No wind.
When I'd get mad I'd sing, "Just you Wait, 'enry 'iggins" substituting the madee's name.
I always wanted to sing like Julie Andrews. She and Barbra Streisand were my mentors(as least their records).

Charlotte said...

4 points for song name and musical
2 points for names of 2 singers
(actually, Audrey Hepburn didn't do her own singing for this movie, but I'll let it pass. Can anyone name the woman who did the singing for Audrey in this movie?)
1 point for character names
1 point for letting me imagine Chris talking with a Cockney accent. Awesome!

Total points:8

1 point for making me burst into laughter.

1 point for shamelessly trying to cheat--but only because we both know I'm much too lazy to switch things around at this point.
1 point for an Accent-loving son
1 point for using other songs from the show to hope for your place

Total Points: 3

1 point for random Willis family My fair lady trivia
1 point for dancing around to this album.
1 point for being in a My Fair Lady Orchestra
1 point for using the word "Swain"
1 point for composers
1 point for being in a place with weird weather at the moment
1 point for having experienced a hurricane watch
1 point for singing "Just You Wait" when you're mad at people (I had no idea!)

Total points: 8

1 point for being able to tie Eliza Doolittle to the pageant cycle
1 more point for reminding me of how Sage Platt used to get on me for all my "furs" in my Sterling Scholar practice interviews.
1 point for being acquainted and even friendly with a professional Eliza.

Total Points: 3

Tasha said...

I have to add a comment to your comment - Sage was doing a mock interview for me to prep me for Miss Iron County, and I kid you not, her only criticism for me was that my arms were too long. She said they were completely distracting and could I please do something about that in the future. Haven't figured out completely what she meant or how to resolve this, even 15 years later...

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I never knew that Audrey Hepburn didn't do her own singing. Learn something new every day :) I don't know who it is but I will be going to look it up as I am super curious now :)

Charlotte said...

Okay Tasha--that is hilarious. One more point.

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