The performance shown in The Muppet Show video is to the burlesque song ‘Take Ten Terrific Girls’. Can you guess what happens next?
The Muppet Show Video
For the opening production of The Muppet Show episode, Statler and Waldorf put on a burlesque show. The burlesque dancers called the Muppet Whatnot girls perform to ‘Take Ten Terrific Girls’. Before the pair join them on stage.
Spoiler Alert. The lyrics to ‘Take Ten Terrific Girlssay, “Take ten terrific girls, but only nine costumes…” and sure enough, one unlucky lady finds herself in the chorus line without a burlesque costume. Hilarity ensues.
If you can ignore the casual racism at the beginning, the showgirl act is just how we like to deal with heckling. By shaking our… everything. The Muppets movie sequel, The Muppets… Again! will hit cinemas in 2014 and we’re just saying, more of this please.
Usually a burlesque dancer intends to lose her costume on stage, one way or another. Arriving without it, however, is rarely intentional, for anyone. Though, our burlesque guru, Goodtime Mama Jojo has a few stories that would make you blush. If you liked this skit, you’ll enjoy her tales from the dressing room, Jo King’s Tips and Stories.
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Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
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