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Young Frankenstein reference?
The choreography in this Sesame insert looks like it's derived straight from the "Puttin' on the Ritz" scene from Young Frankenstein (the music in the insert is clearly a riff on the tune). Could we consider this a reference or are both just generic tap dance routines? - Oscarfan (talk) 03:48, August 9, 2013 (UTC)
- Well, the Young Frankenstein bit was in itself intended to parody Fred Astaire's version (you can see it here). The rhythm is faster in the insert and with the use of mannequins moving somewhat stiffly, I can see the Young Frankenstein comparison. But I'm not sure it's deliberate. That is, clearly "Puttin' on the Ritz" influences, but I'm not sure it's modeled after the Young Frankenstein version (almost all stagings of it, including some in 1930s movies, did it as a tap routine). -- Andrew Leal (talk) 04:20, August 9, 2013 (UTC)
Jews in Space
Here's a clip from Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part I where he announces the segment somewhat similar to the way it was done for "Pigs in Space". I'm not sure if it was an intentional reference though, so I'm just parking it here for now in case anyone happens upon confirmation in a book or something. —Scott (contact) 00:50, September 30, 2011 (UTC)