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* BilingualBonus: "Guiseppe Verdi. Joe Green to you." "Guiseppe" is the Italian for of the name "Joseph" and "Verdi" is Italian for "green."


** 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.

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** Evidently he was not overly fond of the "Caro Nome" from ''Theater/{{Rigoletto}}'', ''Theatre/{{Rigoletto}}'', or at least pretended not to be when he performed it with Marilyn Mulvey.


* SpecialGuest: Victor Borge has interacted with many performers, including a ''Musical'' Phonetic Punctuation piece with DeanMartin.

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* SpecialGuest: Victor Borge has interacted with many performers, including a ''Musical'' Phonetic Punctuation piece with DeanMartin.Music/DeanMartin.

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** Or "Anyone for tennis?" would be "Anytwo five elevennis?"


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

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--->'''Victor''': For (Upon being told) Oh God...! (He stumbles around on the stage for several seconds to regain himelf) All right, for those of you who are staying...Miss Mulvey will now play the Cockamamie Aria from the opera 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. Joe Green to you!you! Hey, it's your language, I'm just trying to use it!


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 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.

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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, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, as his wife was American (he also once 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.


Among his most famous routines include "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw Phonetic Punctuation]]," his battle with a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVIHyfvPceo soprano]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WvfoFTSk3c&feature=related soloist]] (where he was [[BerserkButton very particular about her not touching his piano]]), working [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajg7FlPv0HU Happy Birthday]] into other works, and entire sections where he would [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rczpLa8wuhA turn familiar jingles]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZaLo0JfT6E on their head]].

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Among his most famous routines include "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw Phonetic Punctuation]]," his battle with a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVIHyfvPceo soprano]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WvfoFTSk3c&feature=related com/watch?v=0WvfoFTSk3c soloist]] (where he was [[BerserkButton very particular about her not touching his piano]]), working [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajg7FlPv0HU Happy Birthday]] into other works, and entire sections where he would [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rczpLa8wuhA turn familiar jingles]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZaLo0JfT6E on their head]].


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


** 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


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.


--->'''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!

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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!


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.


* 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''


* 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."

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