Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tough to Come Down from the Ceiling.

Possibly one of the funniest people to grace god’s green earth has to be Ed Wynn. He was a bridge from Vaudeville to movies to TV and didn't have to go to France to be considered funny. He worked with such notables as W.C. Fields and brought laughter to millions. A precious gift that. His most memorable scene for me was his role as Uncle Albert in “Mary Poppins”. His scene was probably the best in the whole movie, considering we never get a shot of Mary undressed – damn you Walt Disney! He sings the song “I Love to Laugh” which culminates in the kids and Bert all floating along the ceiling in stitches from laughter.

I love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
I love to laugh
It's getting worse ev'ry year

The more I laugh
The more I fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more I'm a merrier me
It's embarrassing!
The more I'm a merrier me!

I had that song running through my noggin all day and thought I would share. Hopefully I will not be consigned to Disney Hell for posting Uncle Albert’s picture. Wonder who is running the place while Brit’s up here?

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18 Comments:

At 5:34 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

k this was very informative cos I didnt know who he was b4. tnxx Phos!

Keshi.

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

I like Ed Wynn.

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger /t. said...

i had
ed wynn killed

/t.

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Mayden's Voyage said...

When I was little- this was my favorite scene...my sisters and I would try to make ourselves laugh until we could "float"-
We never got anywhere near the ceiling, but had a blast in our giggle fits...and sore sides when all was said and done :)
Thanks Phos for the sweet memories- I hadn't thought of this in a very long time~

 
At 9:08 PM, Blogger L>T said...

I kinda reconize the guy, but I didn't know what his name was.

floating on the ceiling, huh?

 
At 3:49 AM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

/t. is mean.

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger Damsel Underdressed said...

I found a version of that song on iTunes by Louis Prima and Gia Maione. It put a smile on my face. Thanks Phos!

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger Dino aka Katy said...

that is one of the few scenes I have actually seen. I figured I'll see the whole movie some day when I have kids anyway so why bother now

 
At 7:41 AM, Blogger Plum's Penny Dreadful said...

A good tune to have in my head today.

 
At 7:50 AM, Blogger Kirsten N. Namskau said...

I must have missed something...

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger tkkerouac said...

Love this. I love a good laugh as Often as I can. thanks for stopping by.

 
At 8:44 AM, Blogger tkkerouac said...

by the way
your comments on my blog are hilarious!

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger Sarah Letnes said...

What, they didn't include the Poppins undressing scene in the DVD special features? Ripoff!

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger Eternally Curious said...

Wonderful stuff Phos!
I so remember that scene, the entire movie, and Ed. The scene made (still makes) me laugh uncontrollably!

 
At 10:07 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Mayden: You are welcome. I actually think of this scene often.

l>t: Light, happy floating on the ceiling, like a 3 Musketeers bar, but no chocolate. They did, however, have tea up there courtesy of Mary Poppins who poured out.

LL: And seems to have a thing for setting lambs afire. Sometimes a flaming lamb is just a flaming lamb, but I think this goes deeper…

DU: Laughter, yes I have the affect on women.

DAK: It is a good film, one of the few that doesn’t have the general cookie cutter female and didn’t generate any Disney Whores, such as “Beach Blanket Bingo” or any episode of the Mouseketeers with Psycho Brit.

ppd: Beats the hell out of the theme from the Flintstones. I like to save that one for when my wife is talking to me…

Kirsten: You never saw Mary Poppins?!? It is probably one of the last Disney productions that was worth a damn. Ok, “Bed Knobs and Broomsticks” was pretty good too, but I’ll take a hot Julie Andrews over a not so hot Angela Landsbury any day. Check to see if your local library has a copy and give it a watch.

tkk: Nice to see you again. I love to laugh too…

SL: Crap. No behind the skirts bonus feature!

EC: I pull that movie out every so often just for that scene. Julie Andrews did a great job as well. I like he in the Princess Diaries as well, but will never admit to having watched that movie, I or II.

 
At 3:18 AM, Blogger KB said...

I thought EVERYONE had seen Mary Poppins??

My daughter loved it and has seen it several times,...so, consequently have I....love it all, songs and all, Ed and Dick all....have never thought of Julie as sexy....but I don't have the mind of a man....

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

kb:Mary is still a hottie!! We should all be as hot when we get as old as she is!!

 
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