Monday, February 15, 2010
Sid Ceasar Does Beethoven
The Huffington Post has a great feature, the 29 funniest music videos of all time. Many are familiar, like Steve Martin's King Tut, Andy Kaufman's Might Mouse and Monty Python's Bright Side of Life. But my favorite combines my love of Beethoven with that of black and white TV (broadcast TV at its best). It's probably from the 1950's and has Sid Ceasar conducting an marital argument to the First Movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. It is hysterical. You really have to watch the whole 5 minute clip to appreciate it. It's done so well that it looks like Beethoven had this in mind when he wrote the piece. Check it out.