Milton Berle Performs YELLOW SUBMARINE

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 13, 2013
     Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art | Music | Reader Recommendation | 1950s

What a weird time it was... the guys left over from vaudville were still around and, yet, the world had surged ahead so far....
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/13/13 at 09:20 AM
IMO Berle usually kept himself current as to what was happening in pop culture. I was expecting another Golden Throats moment but this Borscht Belt schtick is pretty much his style and I think it works. I found it pretty funny, although you younger kids may miss a couple of references in the one liners.

"Tiptoe Through The Tulips", indeed.
Posted by KDP on 06/13/13 at 10:16 AM
Infinitely better than Shatner's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Posted by jtolleridge on 06/13/13 at 02:30 PM
Interesting. It was indeed 50s schtick, and classified as 1950s by WU, but it anachronistically came out in 1968. Never hindered by a sense of shame, Berle was defiantly 50s, just like many of us are stubbornly sixties. As KDP says, it oddly works, and it meets the threshold for weird.
Posted by Harvey on 06/15/13 at 09:51 PM
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