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[Apr. 21st, 2006|09:45 am]
We love you, Miss Hannigan


Today is a glorious day, a fantabulous, splendiferous, extraordinary day. For today is the day that I have received my very own copy of the 1972 TV airing of Once Upon a Mattress, starring Carol Burnett as Princess Winnifred the Woebegone and co-starring Bernadette Peters as Lady Larken. (Furthermore, it does NOT feature Joe Bova as Prince Dauntless. Anyone who has heard the original cast recording will understand my immense relief.)

You have no idea how hard the '72 version was to find. It would have been easier to get hold of the Holy Grail. This was one of those cases where eBay was just not sufficient.

This means that I now own the magic triad in its entirety: DVD copies of the '64 version, the '72 version, and the '05 version. (The first two feature Carol as Fred, and in the third she's Queen Aggravain.) I have this sense of awe.

No, but seriously. I PWN.

When will it be the end of the day so I can snuggle up in front of the TV with a λ, a kitty or two and a giant bowl of popcorn?

From: (Anonymous)
2009-10-19 07:32 am (UTC)

Your comment about Joe Bova a few years ago..

Do you realize that the actor, Joe Bova (who received nothing but rave reviews in his role as Prince Dauntless) had just past away a month prior to your extremely rude comment?

I'm embarrassed for you. Not only for your lack of tact - but your lack of understanding when it comes to talent in the theatre.
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[User Picture]From: slammerkinbabe
2009-10-19 05:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Your comment about Joe Bova a few years ago..

I'm sorry that he died; I don't think I was aware of that at the time that I wrote this.

I'm not going to apologize for having an opinion on his performance or for expressing it, though. He's off-pitch in a ridiculous number of places on the studio recording. Maybe he was funny enough in a live performance to compensate for his singing, I don't know.

My understanding of theater performance/talent is fine, thanks, but if you have a divergent opinion from mine you're certainly welcome to it.
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