Remember Ally McBeal and how producer / writer David Kelley wrote plot lines into each character and actor, tailored to the particular talent of that actor? So everyone’s singing, dancing skills were utilized within the plot. I remember thinking it was such an ingenious way to showcase each actor …
I’ve alway loved the John Cage scenes of the dorky lawyer dancing and him not caring how dorky he looks - such a fabulous combination of a dorky man singing smooth sexy Barry White music and not actually really being smooth-man or conventionally beautiful / sexy man … I can’t tell you how many times I’ve replayed this video cut on YouTube, that bathroom scene just for the silliness of it. Here’s the original, a copied version, but still, link here.
Today for some reason I decided to find it again and am not surprised to find tons of spin offs, all delightful and joyful in their own way. Here, this one, totally having fun with the visuals … : Link here.
Of course wedding dance versions! It’s like the song and dance that was created for all of us dorky joyful people … LOVE this one: link here.
Here, a family recorded this for their brother / son serving as a Marine in Afghanistan : link here.
At the work place! Of course! Link here.
This is what expansion and expanding is. Looks at what David Kelley and his team started and how the concept of joy and creativity grew … But first they had to have the guts to take a really crazy idea and run with it. Am completely inspired.