History Creator / VictorBorge

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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* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's 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 an operatic singer who "not only fills part 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 soprano, she overflows it".trees, never to be seen or heard from for the rest of the sketch.

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* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's describes LiteralMinded: How does Victor handle following an operatic opera singer who "not only fills part of performing [[Music/ElvisPresley "It's Now or Never"]]? [[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTwrqKPogiI Moving the soprano, she overflows it".piano, of course!]]]]

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

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* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's describes PinballScoring: "Inflationary Language", in which numeric-sounding words and syllables are incremented by one. As an operatic singer who "not only fills part of example, if the soprano, she overflows it".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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* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's describes an operatic singer who "not only fills part TooFastToStop: Invoked when Victor slides from one end of the soprano, she overflows it".piano to the other. This always ends with him falling onto the floor.

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* BrawnHilda: One routine of WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: Victor's describes an operatic singer who "not physical description of Mozart. --> "As you know, Mozart was only fills part from here (bottom of the soprano, she overflows it".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]].
5th Feb '15 10:55:40 PM allium
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[[HeAlsoDid Apart from his music]], he helped popularize the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_game_hen Cornish game hen]] in the United States in TheSixties.
5th Feb '15 2:18:32 PM Ulathon1
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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). 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 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).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 Jan '15 4:49:08 AM jayharrison
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* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's describes an operatic singer with highly exaggerated girth. --> "Her measurements are 36-24-36, and her other arm is just as heavy. She stands about four feet tall... lying down."
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* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's describes an operatic singer with highly exaggerated girth. who "not only fills part of the soprano, she overflows it". --> "Her measurements are 36-24-36, and her other arm is just as heavy. She stands about four 4 1/2 feet tall... lying tall--lying down."
14th Jan '15 6:57:12 PM jayharrison
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* BrawnHilda: One routine of Victor's describes an operatic singer with highly exaggerated girth. --> "Her measurements are 36-24-36, and her other arm is just as heavy. She stands about four feet tall... lying down."
15th Oct '14 2:19:49 PM MrBadAxe
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** During one bit, he started playing ''On The Beautiful Blue Danube'', noticed something sounded more than a little off, started again ("That's what it says!"), then realized the sheet music was upside down.
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