Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One of My Favorite Movie Scenes. Airplane. Murman.

One of my terrible impressions from back in the day was Ethel Murman*. Well, it wasn't that bad but.. If the impression was not great I'd say it was "in the works" - as if I was practicing it at home for hours in a mirror to get it right. Slowly I would make a breakthrough and look in the mirror with the smile that said, "Nailed it!".

So I was just on the old Youtube and found one of my favorite clips from Airplane. This always makes me laugh out loud.



*And how did anyone ever think she was a good singer? She's sounds like someone's Aunt just belting out some songs after a few Rob Roys.

18 comments:

Chelle said...

Well crap.. I thought this was going to be about mystical, magical mermen.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chelle - Just good ole fashioned Ethel.

diane said...

I loved her as Dick Shawn's loud mouthed mother in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

sybil law said...

I so love your clips, Dr. Zibbs!!

Dr Zibbs said...

Sybil Law - Thanks. I do like to mix things up with my videos.

Carnie said...

Seriously, who the fuck is Ethel Murman? fyi, I'm six beers deep and I'm small.

Dr Zibbs said...

Carnie - see wikipedia. I'm 2 beers in and 1 whiskey. And I'm big (Tall. Not fat)

Chaka said...

I love Airplane. Especially the Jive talk scenes.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chake - Yeah. Great part. The whole movie is a classic.

JenJen said...

Zibbsy.....good ole fashion ethel.

Gage said...

somebody really needs to bring the Rob Roy back into fashion. Perhaps I should volunteer. Community service sort of thing...

MommaKiss said...

Damn, she's always good for a laugh! and sorry about that whole "talk slowly I'm blond" - but you know i can't change my twitter profile pic! I'm all about the back of my head!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

LOVE this movie!! I always wish I could've been a fly on the wall when they approached Ethel with this script and asked her to be in the movie!

P.S. My favorite line from Airplane: "Oh, Stewardess, I speak jive."

Thanks for the laugh!!

Dr Zibbs said...

Yup. Seems like the Jive is a group fav.

Dr Zibbs said...

Yup. Seems like the Jive is a group fav.

Brett Johnson said...

Even with my minimal awareness of the movie itself AND watching this without sound in an unnamed hotel (BEST WESTERN), I enjoyed her getting out of bed then (forcibly) getting back in.

Dr Zibbs said...

Brett - then wait until you hear it with the sound.

Brett Johnson said...

Watched, excellent. She's got a vibrato and for old school musical theater that's GOOD ENOUGH.