RU In the Mood for “FOWL Language” that’s NOT NSFW?

Please Note: No actual hens were harmed during the production of this blog.

 

In a world where it sometimes seems that we’ve forgotten how to laugh, I hope we’re still In the Mood to get a little bit silly.

In our above clip, we see (l – r) Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman and Carol Burnett… comedians / actors all… performing their spoof of a spoof… namely… their interpretation of Ray Stevens‘ 1977 pop / novelty song… In the Mood. From the Warner Bros. record label we discover his house band… uh… henhouse band… is officially known as (what else?) The Henhouse Five Minus Too (btw, “Too” is no typo).

Ask any music aficionado and (s)he’ll tell you, In the Mood is the toe tapping, Big Band era classic, which Glenn Miller had popularized in 1940… to the tune of charting 13 weeks at #1!

For the serious and/or curious amongst my readers, let’s hear how Mr. Miller had originally intended this hit song to be orchestrated. To set up this clip…

We could learn much from Forties Era folks. In spite of WW-II, note how they were still able to temporarily abandon their troubles at the Dance Hall doors. Suffice to day, when it came down to experiencing a few moments of joy… wait for the punchline… they had not chickened out! It’s a sure bet that they had not forgotten how to laugh, either!

 

 

 

 

 

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