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More Joy Day!

Half of my flist will scratch their heads at the subject line, but over on the more fannish side of things (relative as that is), today has been declared "More Joy Day!", meaning, try to bring a little more joy than usual to the people around you. This is not particularly creative of me, but what I've decided to do is share with all of you some fun stuff that I've come across, that gave me a little bit of joy, and that I thought some of you might like as well.

Such as...

I was pointed to this YouTube clip by Mimi-Na on deviantArt, who did a piece inspired by it -- but I thought a number of folks here would enjoy seeing the original. This is Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews at Carnegie Hall in 1962, performing a ~10-minute long duet, and it is hilarious and wonderful, and I defy you not to feel joy watching it:

I enjoy the work of Mimi-Na in general; she does a lot of fun cartoons, often with a fannish bent. Aw, Red Dwarf!

Commission: Red Dwarf
by *mimi-na on deviantART

Mimi-Na is the person who did those wonderful "The Doctor's Girls" and "The Doctor's Boys" cartoons of all the Dr. Who companions a bit ago, which I believe I posted about. Here, she does "The Monsters of Whodom" in a similar vein:

Monsters of Whodom
by *mimi-na on deviantART

She also recently did "The Women of 'Angel'" (though this was done as a commission, and thus the selection of who to include was at the behest of the commissioner, which is the answer for "why that one?" and "why'd this other one get left out?"):

Commission: Women of Angel
by *mimi-na on deviantART

And finally, Rufftoon gives us "What if the cast of Kim Possible was trying out for roles in a Harry Potter movie?"

The Casting
by *rufftoon on deviantART



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 10th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, that duet rocks wonderfully. *hugs*

The Carol Burnett show has brought me joy since I was a kid. A long time ago. For example, her Gone With The Wind sketch. Hee!
Jan. 11th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
I got up to the part where Carol starts singing "Loverly" and I just lost it. :D

It's sad to think that folks younger than us -- younger than *me*; I wonder how much younger? -- never saw the Carol Burnett show, may not have seen all the clips and stuff. I'm not sure I actually saw it myself, but during the 70s and 80s there were a *ton* of "specials" and retrospectives and clips of it shown everywhere, it was impossible not to see a lot of it and be *aware* of it. It's scary to think of the degree to which Kids Today have probably never seen it, maybe haven't ever seen Julie Andrews either. Man.
Jan. 11th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)
I keep hoping that somehow people will rediscover her brilliance. Sheer comic genius as they say. We need to organize a festival and dig up some dvds, I know they exist and I will try to remember to make a call about that today. *hugs*
Jan. 11th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't even realize Carol Burnett could sing. Huh.
Jan. 11th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
I... think I knew it. I think I knew that she had done musical comedy, and that she'd done singing numbers on her show, too. And yet it's still startling to watch this, and watch her be a peer of Julie Andrews, essentially. I look at it and think, oh yeah, that was back when performers were often skillful *all around* performers; and the fact that Carol Burnett was primarily known for broad comedy doesn't mean that that's all she did. I dunno; kind of like the reminder of how Danny Kaye (but that's a no-brainer) and Bob Hope and Dick Van Dyke could really sing and dance, too. Like, for real, not just as a funny routine, though they were often funny too. I love how glamorous Carol looks in this, and how, yeah -- she breaks out the comedic chops a few times, but otherwise, she just sings, and really, she holds her own.
Jan. 11th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
I have such a crush on Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews. Joy joy!!!
Jan. 11th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
They are amazing, aren't they? I love this clip for how gorgeous Carol is in it, just as gorgeous as Julie.
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