On an utterly absurd and completely random note: I watched "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" on Monday night for the umpteenth time. Despite the fact that the film is long overdue for a date with a superior editor armed with a sharp pair of scissors, it never fails to cheer me.
What stuck in my brain this viewing (among a few other things) was supreme admiration for the choristers forced to sing the "Toot Sweets" song. *YOU* try saying "the eatable, tweetable treat" three times fast, *THEN* try singing it. I hope they got hazard pay for that number.
That particular ditty apparently caused great upset in London while filming as, according to the trivia section of the website, the musical arranger included 22 flutes in his 85 piece orchestra. To fill the seats, he lured away every flautist from every symphony orchestra in London.
I bet *they* got hazard pay.