Thursday, August 21, 2008

"I Am Frau Blücher"

Rumor has it that Cloris Leachman auditioned several times and was TURNED DOWN to reprise her role in the Broadway musical version of Young Frankentein.

Allegedly, Mel Brooks was concerned that if Ms. Leachman played Frau Blücher on the Broadway stage, the show would become all about her.

As much as I would LOVE to see Ms. Leachman as Frau Blücher live and in person, these clips from the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Sagat prove one thing - - Mel Brooks was right.





She's 82 years old, folks. This is why it blows that we celebrate youth in our culture and not age. That woman knows how it's done!!!

UPDATE: Comedy Central's site is undergoing maintenance right now. Give it a few.

11 comments:

Anatomicsd said...

The link didn't take. I only see two grey squares.

Bob said...

I heard they didn't cast her because producers were worried she was too old for 8 shows a week in a physical musical comedy. Either way: dumb.

Aaron said...

It most definitely WOULD have become all about her, but it probably would have been a better show, too.

Why MUST all these old movies now become musicals? Don't writers have any original ideas anymore? I can hardly wait for "Silence of the Lambs--The Musical" and its smash hit, "Take This Thing Back To Baltimore." I'm sure Judy Kuhn will sing it beautifully...

Donnie v2.0 said...

Someone punch me in the face so I can see stars...that's good shit.

james said...

oh my god, she's hilarious!

jer said...

i saw this the other night. it's the funniest thing. ever. i'm not here to roast bob...i'm here to fuck john stamos? i love her.

Anatomicsd said...

That is some seriously funny shit. I'm glad I checked back!

Lance Noe said...

she is brilliant!

god bless her

Palm Springs Savant said...

She is hilarious! I met her last year in PS and she is such a sweetie

Scooter said...

OMG, F-ing BRILLIANT!!!!

Joie Mayfield said...

Cloris Leachman = my hero. :)

Thanks for posting those videos. You have a great blog. I've added it to my links, friend!