History Creator / VictorBorge

26th Aug '16 8:50:55 PM dsneybuf
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** He also performed Phonetic Punctuation on ''TheElectricCompany'' to illustrate punctuation marks

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** He also performed Phonetic Punctuation on ''TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' to illustrate punctuation marks
31st May '16 2:25:02 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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He was born Børge Rosenbaum in Denmark, and kept a thick accent his entire life. He became an American citizen just before WorldWarII, as his wife was American (he also once publically denounced Hitler and it was simply safer for him and his family on the other side of the world -- that and the fact that he was Jewish). He remained active in performing his entire life, including many shows in his home country of Denmark. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 91, but people are still rediscovering his routines today.

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He was born Børge Rosenbaum in Denmark, and kept a thick accent his entire life. He became an American citizen just before WorldWarII, as his wife was American (he also once publically publicly denounced Hitler and it was simply safer for him and his family on the other side of the world -- that and the fact that he was Jewish). He remained active in performing his entire life, including many shows in his home country of Denmark. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 91, but people are still rediscovering his routines today.
28th Feb '16 2:00:48 PM Kirayoshi
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--->'''Victor''': For those of you who are staying...Miss Mulvey will now play the Cacameme Aria from Rigor Mortis, by...by...by all means. Who wrote that?\\

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--->'''Victor''': For those of you who are staying...Miss Mulvey will now play the Cacameme Cockamamie Aria from Rigor Mortis, by...by...by all means. Who wrote that?\\



'''Victor''': Why? (Marilyn glares at him) Er, Why ''yes'', yes he did. Giuseppe Verde. Joe Green to you!

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'''Victor''': Why? (Marilyn glares at him) Er, Why ''yes'', yes he did. Giuseppe Verde. Verde. Joe Green to you!
28th Feb '16 1:58:47 PM Kirayoshi
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** Evidently he was not overly fond of the "Caro Nome" from ''Theater/{{Rigoletto}}'', or at least pretended not to be when he performed it with Marilyn Mulvey.
--->'''Victor''': For those of you who are staying...Miss Mulvey will now play the Cacameme Aria from Rigor Mortis, by...by...by all means. Who wrote that?\\
'''Marilyn''': Giuseppe Verde.\\
'''Victor''': Why? (Marilyn glares at him) Er, Why ''yes'', yes he did. Giuseppe Verde. Joe Green to you!
23rd Feb '16 10:55:38 AM Mdumas43073
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Victor Borge was a man who combined two very distinctive forms of entertainment--classical piano music and StandUpComedy--into one amazing whole. He himself was an exceptionally talented pianist, but rolled along with general comedy and making fun of his own craft. He had his own show in the 50's and 60's, ''The Victor Borge Show'', that was largely a musical showcase but also demonstrate his deft comedic tone.

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Victor Borge '''Victor Borge''' (19092000) was a man who combined two very distinctive forms of entertainment--classical piano music and StandUpComedy--into one amazing whole. He himself was an exceptionally talented pianist, but rolled along with general comedy and making fun of his own craft. He had his own show in the 50's and 60's, ''The Victor Borge Show'', that was largely a musical showcase but also demonstrate his deft comedic tone.



He was born in Denmark and kept a thick accent his entire life, he became an American citizen just before WorldWarII as his wife was American (he also once publically denounced Hitler and it was simply safer for him and his family on the other side of the world - that and the fact that he was Jewish). He remained active in performing his entire life, including many shows in his home country of Denmark. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 91, but people are still rediscovering his routines today.

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He was born Børge Rosenbaum in Denmark Denmark, and kept a thick accent his entire life, he life. He became an American citizen just before WorldWarII WorldWarII, as his wife was American (he also once publically denounced Hitler and it was simply safer for him and his family on the other side of the world - -- that and the fact that he was Jewish). He remained active in performing his entire life, including many shows in his home country of Denmark. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 91, but people are still rediscovering his routines today.
26th Aug '15 7:26:35 PM nombretomado
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* MartialArtsAndCrafts: The only way to explain [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyArTMtgT1w&feature=related his rendition of Hungarian Rhapsody #2]] with a fellow pianist. This was faithfully recreated on ''TheMuppetShow'' where he did the same thing with Rowlf, which is difficult enough with two humans.

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* MartialArtsAndCrafts: The only way to explain [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyArTMtgT1w&feature=related his rendition of Hungarian Rhapsody #2]] with a fellow pianist. This was faithfully recreated on ''TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' where he did the same thing with Rowlf, which is difficult enough with two humans.



** And of course, was the guest star of an episode of ''TheMuppetShow''

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** And of course, was the guest star of an episode of ''TheMuppetShow''''Series/TheMuppetShow''
10th Jul '15 7:16:39 AM jayharrison
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* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's describes an operatic singer who "not only fills part of the soprano, she overflows it".

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** This wasn't limited to music-related humor. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiTCMdoVnGk In one performance]], Victor describes the wife of one of his brothers.
--> "She is very cute, his wife. She's typically Danish and (so is) her family. These strong-looking people, you know, pot-bellied and wispy-mustached. Even the men look funny in that family."
* BrickJoke: Often utilized whenever one page's worth of sheet music is either discarded or given to someone in the audience. Victor would play the first part of a familiar tune (such as the first three notes of Beethoven's Fifth), only to play the last note or two after either finding it on the floor or having it handed back to him.
* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's In describing [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]]'s ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'', Victor describes an operatic singer who "not only fills part of the soprano, she overflows ''overflows'' it".


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* BrokenRecord: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWqFaGwNCMU Demonstrated here]], in which his page-turning assistant doesn't know when to turn the page.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: As Victor describes the event of ''The Magic Flute'', a tenor appears in a small forest, represented by two giant trees. After the tenor performs his song in the first scene, he hides behind one of the trees, never to be seen or heard from for the rest of the sketch.


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* LiteralMinded: How does Victor handle following an opera singer performing [[Music/ElvisPresley "It's Now or Never"]]? [[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTwrqKPogiI Moving the piano, of course!]]]]


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** Victor would also refer to Music/FranzSchubert's "Seranade" as "Sara Nude".


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* PinballScoring: "Inflationary Language", in which numeric-sounding words and syllables are incremented by one. As an example, if the line was originally written, "I ate a tenderloin with a fork", it would be reread as "I nined an elevenderloin with a fivek."


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* TooFastToStop: Invoked when Victor slides from one end of the piano to the other. This always ends with him falling onto the floor.


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* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: Victor's physical description of Mozart.
--> "As you know, Mozart was only from here (bottom of the ribcage) up. Mozart was what we call a bust."
28th Apr '15 8:07:37 AM slvstrChung
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* BaitAndSwitchComment: one of his standby gags was to tell the audience that the Steinway people had asked him to announce that he was playing [[ThisLoserIsYou a Baldwin piano]] (or vice versa). He also front-loaded a ton of them into his Mozart opera sketch.
-->"Next, the chorus comes in, and no one knows why except Mozart. And he is dead."\\
"Then, the baritone comes in and sings, ''Toreador, en garde''. But he finds out that he is in [[Theatre/{{Carmen}} the wrong opera]]."\\
"Now, her father comes in, and he is the basso. And he is very angry because he has just found out that [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe she is not his daughter]]. Now that has nothing to do with the opera, I just found that out myself! And that's what we call 'research'."
14th Apr '15 7:13:01 AM DrSlide
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** He would also play a strange-sounding tune, stop after a few bars, and turn the sheet music upside down or sideways. As soon as he started again, the tune became instantly recognizable. His botched attempt was in fact what the tune would sound like if someone tried to play it with the sheet music turned about.
15th Feb '15 10:09:21 PM MrInitialMan
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* ThrowItIn: During one performance, a friend and Violinist asked Borge to perform a piece (Monti's Czardas) together on the spot. Borge was familiar with the the piece but had ''never played it''. He ended up improvising his part and his friend went along with it, ending up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvUbrbFdJ8g with this]].

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* ThrowItIn: During one performance, a performance (a concert in honour of his 80th birthday), violinist and friend and Violinist Anton Kontra asked Borge to perform a piece (Monti's Czardas) together on the spot. Borge was familiar with the the piece but had ''never played it''. He ended up improvising his part and his friend went along with it, ending up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvUbrbFdJ8g with this]].
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