Saturday, February 5, 2022

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Saturday 9: Lady of Spain (1952)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here

1) The lyrics refer to serenading "caballeros," which is Spanish for "gentlemen." Can you say anything to us in Spanish this morning?
Hola, amigos y amigas. Espero que estén bien y felices. He extrañado hacer estos memes.
2) Eddie Fisher sings that he's loved this lady since he first saw her. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe it happens. I can say that it's never happened to me, not in a romantic way. I've fallen in love at first sight with some babies, though.
3) He was drafted and served a year in Korea. Then he spent the rest of his active duty period as vocalist for the Army Band, performing on military bases. (He was still technically PFC Edwin Fisher when he recorded this.) Did you ever play with a band? If so, what instrument?
I was in band (class) for 6 years in junior high and high school. I made it one year in college before I gave up. Play flute, and piccolo, and was first chair most of the time.
4) From 1953 to 1957, Eddie hosted Coke Time, a TV variety show sponsored by Coca Cola. What's your soft drink of choice?
Diet Dr. Pepper. Some things never change: I'm drinking a can of it right now. 😁
5) Though Coke Time is mostly forgotten today, Eddie was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won a Golden Globe for his work on the show. Have you ever taken home a trophy?
I don't think so, not one of my own, alone. I haven't ever done anything that involved trophies as a solo.
6) Today Eddie Fisher may be best known as the father of Carrie Fisher. She made more than 50 movies and wrote 8 books. Are you more familiar with her as an actress or author?
Actress. Despite my career, she will always be more Leia than writer.
7) In 1952, when this song was popular, hamburger meat sold for just 53¢/lb. Is there any beef in your refrigerator right now?
I think I've got some pre-made meals with ground beef in them. If not, there's probably some in the freezer in case I ever get enough energy to cook.
8) Also in 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on TV. What recent TV commercial comes to mind?
I pretty much only watch TV at Beast's these days, and we are watching football, racing, or car shows. During the latter, I'm most annoyed with the Medicare (et al.) ads from all the TV stars of my childhood.
9) Random question: If you could live within any TV show ever, which would you choose?
Facts of Life. Or one of the CSI shows, in the lab.

4 sweet-talkers :

Bev Sykes said...

Dr. Pepper takes a special kind of fan. I never could drink it.

Stacy said...

Leia really is kind of a thing for Carrie no matter how many movie roles she had. Facts of Life would be another fun show to live in. I want one of those happy, simple shows to be stuck in.

The Gal Herself said...

Now I have The Facts of Life theme in my head. "You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have the facts of life, the facts of life!" So, would you be spending more time with Tootie and Natalie, or with Blair and Jo?

Diana_CT said...

#7 I make a crockpot of chili and one of onion soup every fall to freeze for pre-made meals

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