Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Our Fine Four Fendered Friend

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.


boogiemum said...

I too love that movie and can't wait until my boys are old enough to be enticed by it too. Albeit they may never be, as they are not use to something without cartoons or special affects.

Love your site and will stop by again soon.

Sandi said...

I still watch it, too. The kids watched it growing up, but it didn't hold the same appeal for them, as it does for me. It used to be aired on Thanksgiving Day every year, and Mo and I would watch it laying on our bellies in front of the tv.