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This was our introduction to Bobby Short, and for that we'll always be grateful.


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  1. It also marked, a thousand Italian variety show numbers to the contrary, the one and only time in recorded history in which a satin jumpsuit didn't look like hell. That it was an oyster-colored satin jumpsuit makes this all the more remarkable.

    Seeing it after all these years, he's even more charming than I remembered. Her? Not so much.

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    1. She sashays in like she owns the place, when clearly it belongs to Mr. Short.

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  2. This commercial is about a high-priced call girl, right?

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    1. Yes. But a "Kind of hip, kind of NOW" high-priced call girl.

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  3. The guy she swings at the bar looks very, very stiff. Uncomfortable with a woman in his arms. Ah-hem.

    I did the Bellboy, and wore "Charlie." Or, did I wear the Bellboy and do Charlie?

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  4. I thought life was like this commercial - kinda fun, sophisticated music, fab clothes, and my hair always looking gorgeous - only to find out Charlie's crotch smelled better, bed hair was preferred and sashaying in stiletto's was hard. Yet, I still walk with confidence and Mr Short IS crooning sophisticated elegant cabaret music in the background!

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    1. And we would expect nothing less, Topher!

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  5. Replaced in the Charlie ads and then replaced on Charlie's Angels. Coincidence, Shelley Hack?

    Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orxmkiH4HUw What the what?

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    1. Ohmygad that commercial is so wrong, I will surely post it here at some point. I don't remember ever having seen it, but I watched very little television in the eighties. I was much too high!

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  6. Quoth Victoria Wood: "Can you smell my Charlie from here..?" Jx

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