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Three Sisters or Roberta

Are the Three Sisters or Roberta lyrics used in this sketch? -- Peter (talk) 20:18, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

I can't find a copy of the Three Sisters lyrics version (the entire thing was a flop apparently) or any hint that anybody used it after the new one was written. Everything I've read suggests that Dorothy Fields more or less completely re-wrote the lyrics for use in Roberta (some go so far to say that she basically retained the title alone) and specifically included a reference to "The Continental", which Astaire & Rogers had danced in their previous film. Since the Muppet version definitely has that line, I'd say it's the Roberta version. -- Wendy (talk) 20:34, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Hey Peter -- I toned down your statement on the page; the same articles that I found saying she only retained the title are also not mentioning Jimmy McHugh much. Since all 4 lyricists show up in the ASCAP record (and on some reasonably trust-worthy lyrics sites I know about), I think some parts might have remained; or at least I'd like to verify somehow that she really started from scratch... -- Wendy (talk) 20:45, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

At the Dance

When it says that a song (i.e. "I Won't Dance" or "Won't Somebody Dance With Me?") is performed "At the Dance," does it mean that the song is performed in the At the Dance setting or duting the At the Dance sketch (i.e. other people are dancing and/or cracking jokes in the background). I'm confused, so could people who have seen these episodes and/or sketches clarify the articles? -- Peter (talk) 20:58, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

I don't remember if anyone is cracking jokes during the numbers, but certainly there are other couples out there dancing, and it is definitely the "At the Dance" setting. I think that the numbers even start with the more usual "At the Dance" music playing and a bit of dialogue (Piggy trying to get Kermit to dance, Gonzo running around asking people to dance) before breaking into the songs. -- Wendy (talk) 21:01, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, same setting, same couples mostly (Kermit with Miss Mousey in "Won't Somebody..."), and same intro music. "I Won't Dance" has no jokes once it starts, but "Won't Somebody" has a few as Gonzo asks the females to dance with him, during the song. I'm not sure how to reword it right now, though. The At the Dance page explains those better. Andrew Leal (talk) 21:10, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

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