It Happened



And we're kind of glad it did.


(Special thanks to Mookie!)

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  1. Okay, if this was so notoriously horrible, then why haven't they ever done anything better? There are actually some gooseflesh-inducing moments, and the whole thing would work if all traces of Raw Blow and Proud Mary were eliminated. Come on - Roy Rogers and Dale Evans?! Vincent Price and Coral Browne?!?! And that shot of Cybill Shepherd in the audience! All so much better than remembered!

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    1. I agree - without the duet in the middle, and had it been filmed in black and white in 1947, most of this would be lauded as "classic Hollywood"... Jx

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    2. I love the "Why the hell am I here?" look on Coral's face.

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  2. It is what it is, both right and wrong in all the ways I enjoy most!

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  3. I especially enjoy how so many in the audience in the opening look like "get away from me, bitch, or I will cut you with my coke razor."

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  4. It really holds up quite well actually. And at least now I can appreciate the Beach Blanket Babylon ending, whereas the young me had no idea what was going on by that point.

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    1. I actually missed this when it first aired---I was a bartender and worked nights---but I certainly heard all about it. Oddly enough, no one ever mentioned the dancing stars!

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    2. What do people drink on Oscar night? Or what don't they drink, I guess that would be the better question.

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  5. What fresh horror is this? Dancing TABLES with LAMPS and CHAIRS ATTACHED? My eyes are literally bleeding. I think you should know that.

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  6. Alice Faye must've felt really awkward with her ex Tony Martin and his then wife Cyd Charisse there.

    btw, Merv owned the Ambassador Hotel/Coconut Grove at the time.

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