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TGIF: Some more Victor Borge brilliance January 16, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, TGIF.

OK, now that I’ve gotten started watching Victor Borge videos on YouTube I can’t stop. Here are a couple more showing off his talent for humor and classical piano.

The Muppet Show was a “don’t miss” show for me when I was growing up. The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets that was produced by Jim Henson and his team of Muppeteers from 1976 to 1981. The idea behind The Muppet Show was that the Muppets had a weekly show that would have famous human guest stars in a kind of vaudeville theater atmosphere.

Here is Victor Borge playing Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and trading puns with my favorite Muppet of all-time, Rolf the Dog. Since I was learning how to play the piano at that time the show aired Rolf was a natural choice for me.

And here he is performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Bobby Benson and the Baby Band.

And last but not least, here he is performing the William Tell Overture backwards (from “The Best of Borge”).



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