Saturday, January 27, 2007


This song (the first of two in the above video) was so ubiquitous in my childhood that I just assume that everyone has seen the movie. When an old friend who hadn't, finally saw it, on my recommendation, he spent the next month raving about how great it was.

If you haven’t seen this movie, rush out and rent it now. This link takes you to a YouTube clip of Ms Caron singing the song with Carrottop.

If you don’t fall in love with Leslie Caron you’re hardly human. If your eyes stay dry, give up, you’re already dead. If CarrotTop doesn’t melt your heart, you don’t have one.

It’s the best movie for kids that was ever made for grown-ups.

It’s the best movie for grown ups that was ever made for kids.

Plus, it has Zsa Zsa Gabor.

I had a friend with a fairly low level job at a major Hollywood PR agency. One day he was all freaked out—he’d been told he’d have to accompany Zsa Zsa to some appearance on the East Coast. He didn’t have to do anything, just be with her, and call the office if any crises arose.

He was worried that his sense of dignity might outweigh his sense of irony, and his employment might not survive the trip. This was roughly the same time frame in which Zsa Zsa got busted for slapping a traffic officer.

I think she never did fully understand the gravity of her offense.

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