Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Not about TV, but whatever, part 2

I have to steal some of JJ's blog thunder (blunder?) here and share with you all the following YouTube gem: (click here if you want to watch this on a screen larger than 2" x 2".)

Seems ol' Orson Welles was a victim of Marlon Brando Syndrome long before MBS was ever officially diagnosed. Here we have Mr. Welles fatly and drunkenly warbling through a commercial for California champagne, apparently called Pwah Mwahseeyaaair. (So sad. I found him sort of hot at the beginning of Citizen Kane.)

J.J. IM'ed me about these outtakes last night. Following is a brief recap of our conversation.

JJ (on IM): I can't stop laughing
Alanna's cell phone rings
Alanna: Hello?
Alanna: Wow, you weren't kidding.


Pioneer Woman said...

I totally remember that Orson Wells commercial. Does that make me old?

Alanna said...

No, that makes you *lucky*! I wish I had been around to see this when it first came out.

Checking out your blog... you have some beautiful photos!

Mike Lewis said...

That was tied for the funniest thing I've seen all morning. (But it won for 'most depressing.')

["Action please?"]
"... Mah, hAaaah--the French Champagne ..."
"And like the best French--[pause,breath]--Champagne it's vintage dated"


Off topic, but if you haven't seen D.O.G. O.B.G.Y.N. from MTV2's Wonder Showzen, enjoy:

Mike Lewis said...

That clip misses the beginning of the first take.

This one has it, and it's even better