Thursday, June 17, 2010

Remembering... Kate Smith

In what is truly one of the weirdest pieces of film I've ever seen Cher, Tina Turner, and Kate Smith sing a Beatles medley which even John, Paul, George, and Ringo must have found trippy; as if the rainbow sets and Cousin Itt dresses - dresses seemingly made entirely of fringe! - weren't enough, there's a cameo by Tim Conway to make it even more surreal.

Kate Smith died on this day in 1986, but surely some little part of her must have died on the day this was taped - even if it was only her dignity. (Although, to be fair, no one rocks the asymmetrical bouffant with a brooch in it like our gal Kate.)

File this one at the bottom of the 'What Were They Thinking' folder, beneath Kate Hudson's performance in The Four Feathers and Squinty McCokeface's ill-considered marriage to down-home down low Kenny Chesney.
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