Friday, February 20, 2015

ROB LOWE SINGS PROUD MARY TO SNOW WHITE

I'm so sick I can't sleep, so I figured I might as well look up the horrendous opening number from the 1989 Academy Awards when Rob Lowe and Snow White sang. I'm sorry that the only clip I can find and embed has some explanation in Spanish of what's going on.

I must say I enjoy Cyd Charisse in this. She should have done the entire opening. Look at those moves. The woman was almost seventy. I didn't look that good when I seven or seventeen.



44 comments:

  1. Awww, I remember that Rob Lowe, that was "sleeps with 17 year olds and films it" Rob Lowe. They don't mention that Rob Lowe on those commercials, but I remember that Rob Lowe.

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    1. I remember that Rob Lowe, too. I don't know if he played with Snow White before or after the sex tape with the underage girl.

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  2. A perversion... I'm shocked at you, shocked I say!

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    1. I love shocking myself. I feel so much better afterwards.

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  3. I couldn't help noticing, Janie Junebug, that the sicker you get, the more often you publish a post. :) Beats playing with matches, I suppose.

    Gosh golly gee, that is a terrible opening number, and did you see all the dead people - Army Archerd, Merv Griffin, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Rob Lowe... Oh, pardon me. I forgot. Only his career is dead.

    (BA-DUM-BUMP)

    How about Snow White and her irritating voice? She sounded like the love child produced by the mating of Big Bang Theory's Bernadette and SNL's Mr. Bill.

    (BA-DUM-BUMP)

    I hope you are sleeping soundly by now, dear friend Janie, and I wish you a safe, happy, healthy and sin free weekend. I believe that sin should always be free.

    (BA-DUM-BUMP)

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    1. I have my wits about me to the extent that I can publish posts to stave off boredom, but I'm not alert enough to really write and edit. That Snow White voice--that's hideous. She really couldn't dance either. Rob Lowe equally as bad without a cartoon voice.

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  4. Janie, it's time to get well! So sorry you aren't feeling well. Thanks for the video, so funny how the awards have changed. Not necessarily for the better! Don't you just love the hair? And Roy Rogers? The secret for Cid is to keep dancing...got your dancing shoes on?

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    1. I'm afraid I never had dancing shoes. I'm quite clumsy.

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  5. That was almost as painful as watching a Brady Bunch episode.

    -andi

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  6. I think you need a big pot of chicken soup!

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    1. I have plenty of chicken soup. Never fear.

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  7. Thank you! I had a great laugh over this. I thought for sure there were laser beams going off and Rob Lowe had to protect Snow White but I must have combined 2 horrible numbers together. Now who is that rather large lady with the big, whatever on her head? Is it John Travolta? I forgot that what's his face sang also(filthy rich, now dead and can't recall his name right now). Cyd was great. It's a shame they dragged out some who didn't know quite what to do. I know Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were there but the lady in white-was that Dorothy Lamour? Anyway I hope you can get plenty of rest, drink peppermint tea-helps calm the cold and tummy. Take care

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    1. Yes, the lady in white was Dorothy Lamour. Filthy rich dead guy is Merv Griffin. I don't know about the large lady with the thing on her head, but I'm sure she's not John Travolta. Some of those older people looked quite confused.

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    1. Sadly, she's no longer with us. Most dancers don't keep those moves after they turn fifty or so.

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  9. Oh, dear. I'm sorry to hear you're sick. Time to hunker down on the sofa under a soft-as-a-baby's-butt blanket to wait out the cold snap. Get well soon!

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    1. What if the butt blanket poops on me? You're cleaning it up.

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  10. This sounds every bit as bad as it did in 1989.

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    1. I think it sounds even worse. My taste is a little more discriminating now.

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  11. She was almost 70? You've got to be kidding!

    Hey, where can I get a star like that to put over my head? I want to twirl around on a stage like that with a star on my head.

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    1. Let's get stars and twirl together. We need to get to LA by Sunday morning. I know they'll put us on the show.

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  12. I heard a CBC radio interview not too long ago with the (then) young woman who played Snow White in that gawdawful mess. It completely derailed her budding career. Very sad.

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    1. I don't think it helped that she sang off-key part of the time and couldn't really dance. What an embarrassment for her. I remember Disney was furious because they owned the licensing rights to that "version" of Snow White.

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  13. LOL wow that is the most random Rob Lowe video ever!

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    1. It's the opening of the Academy Awards, once upon a time. I trust this Sunday's show will be better.

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  14. Rob Lowe wrote about this in his autobiography--he said right after, he was hanging out with Lucille Ball in her dressing room. I can't remember what all he said about the Snow White incident except that he felt that being able to spend time with Lucille Ball was phenomenal. Rewatching the video now, I'm not sure why it was considered such a newsworthy scandal at the time. If you get a chance, watch some of the Super Bowl halftime shows from the late 80s--AMAZINGLY similar. They always involved Disney characters dancing around for some reason.

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    1. That's interesting about Super Bowl shows. I've seen some with Up With People performing. Talent was not a prerequisite for Up With People. I think the video was scandalous because it was so bad; Disney had not granted permission for the use of Snow White; and Rob Lowe made a sex tape with an underage girl.

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  15. A little time traveling, eh? LOL! I would much rather have seen more time with Lily. Just loved her! ;) Hope you feel better sooner than soon!

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    1. I had forgotten that she hosted the show.

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  16. Rob Lowe........yeah I remember him

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  17. I am utterly shocked to realize I listened to this strange video, very early yesterday, and failed to leave a comment. Well... if I have nothing to nice to say...

    Wait! Feel better soon. Get lots of sleep. Whatever it takes, my friend. (Really Rob and Snow White?)

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  18. in Spanish improved the performance. No?

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  19. I'm sorry you're sick. Maybe you should stop googling Rob Lowe... that should help the nausea subside.

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  20. Hubzam has no love for award shoes but I love them - Gonzo and I chat and try to guess the winners. The big productions, the fancy dresses, the scuttlebutt about this one and that one...love it.

    That's usually when hubby plays "Age of Empires" on the computer till his fingers hurt. Boys must have their toys.

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    1. I used to watch more of them, but now I never seem to know when they'll be on because I don't bother to look at schedules. I don't miss the AA awards (kudos to those who aren't drunk). The last time I watched the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais hosted. He was so funny I could hardly stand it.

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  21. You had me at Cyd Charisse. Not only did she look good. The woman could still dance!

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