FABULOUS INSANITY


As Redundant regulars have learned, Italian variety shows take it all to another level---as does Raffaella Carrà. With that in mind, DON'T MISS THIS, DARLINGS!

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  1. Did I accidentally drop acid instead of diet coke?

    If so, let me do it again.

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  2. can. not. stop. watching.
    amazing

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  3. This is really blowing my mind.

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    1. Exact moments when my mind was blown:

      -00:24. when it fades into the guy in the spacesuit out of nowhere.

      -2:26. when the guy with the eye patch pops up out of nowhere. And then he just *sits there,* staring (at nothing in particular) out of that one eye.

      -3:18, when the song should logically be over, but wait- surprise disco break!

      -4:03. A hall of florescent men in capes? Is this my home from a past life? Why does this seem so familiar, so right?!

      -4:57. WHAT IS HAPPENING? Why is the spaceship back? Who story-boarded this and what were they drinking?

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    2. And then...The Hand-Boob Dancers!

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  4. Was this anout-take from Mystery Science Theater? where are the puppets?

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  5. This is EXACTLY how Cole Porter envisioned this song.

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  6. Until otherwise stated, I hereby dedicate my life to this video!

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  7. Why do I have a feeling that this is what Karl Lagerfeld's dreams are like?

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  8. Everything Miss Carrà touches turns to gold (lamé of course)! If this sort of thing was on television over here, I swear I'd never go out... Jx

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    1. If this sort of thing was on television over here, I'd still have one!

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  9. Oh no they didn't!

    Aladdin Sane safety gays! Midnight Special Jean Genie Hand-Boobs! I'm sure there are more Bowie references in there and I'd go back and watch again but for the snails pace buffering I went through to see it the first time. Fuck you and your "blinding buffering speeds" Time Warner!

    BrianB

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    1. Brian, I knew you'd appreciate the Bowie-ness of it all!

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  10. Um, what Butterscotch Clouds said!!!

    Jaysus, what kind of budget did they have?! And LOVE the Ziggy Stardust bit!~ Funny, I thought it was the same hair cut and then confirmed with the make up!

    FABULOUS, Thom, as per usual.

    Rafaella looks more Eyetalian in this video than our fave with Adriano and her voice seems not as husky?

    In any case, where the HECK does one get a "hands on titties" sweater and THAT wig?!

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    1. I'm so glad you saw this! It's like having a really crazy dream and then being able to share it. "Crazy" being the operative word.

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    2. Haha, in Celentano's song it wasn't her voice!
      You're right about the budget, but they also had the time to prepare all of it.
      Now (here, at least) TV shows air live with no rehearsal! That's a shit!

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    3. It wasn't her voice? That changes everything!! (I love that song and video, it's one of my very favorites.)

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    4. Haha I'm sorry, didn't want to disenchant you! :D
      When Adriano promoted his single in "Milleluci", they made this choreography and Raffaella "sang" over the original female voice.
      I guess it's Claudia Mori's voice actually (singer and Adriano's wife since ages).

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  11. Thank gawd I wasn't high when I watched this.

    As for the hand-titties outfits, I once had a black dress with white "cups" which I will never live down as everyone insisted it looked like hands over my tits. Yes, there is a photo somewhere which I will discreetly email to you if I ever find it.

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