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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Victor Borge

Anyone heard of this man?
I've been watching him on PBS and have just checked out Amazon.com, but I don't know which I should purchase that would encompass his best/funniest works. Husband loves him and grew up watching him. I'd like to get 1-2 of his DVDs for Hubby for xmas.

Tonight I've seen him reading, numbers/math, a duet with another man at the piano where they were playing around each other, another piano piece where a man had to keep up with him and turn the pages for him and I've seen numerous other examples of his performances displaying his magical touch on the piano and/or conducting with injections of his excellently timed humor.

Any recommendations for DVDs to purchase?



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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 08:59 PM
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IMO, you can't go wrong with anything from Victor Borge. He was great!
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I loved Victor Borge. I think anything that you get that shows his routines will be fun.


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Re: Victor Borge

I remember Vicotr Borge from when I was a kid. He was great = he had such a unique brand of humour
But I'm not that familiar with his stuff - maybe I should get a DVD too.

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I've seen that clip where he duets in Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 loads of times on YouTube, it is very funny. I recall he was wearing a pair of ludicrous tartan (plaid) trousers.

I recall one of his lines was, 'I'd like to thank my parents for making my career possible - and my children for making it necessary...'

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Absolutely brilliant guy. It's ALL good!
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This thread has gotten me thinking about Victor Borge a lot. I looked up some of his work on YouTube. This one is hilarious and had me laughing out loud so hard that I had tears in my eyes.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/750848/victor_borge/

I've been searching for a clip of him doing his famous bit with the William Tell Overture (Long Ranger theme), playing the sheet music upside down but, darnit, I can't find it.
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I agree with the others. I don't own any myself, but I've seen in on TV several times, and frankly, whatever you buy will be the "best of" because they're all the best.

I gotta go watch that youtube clip now.......
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I don't know why but it was the threes the tickled my funnybone the most. I wonder how that goes over in the dubbed language?
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I wonder how that goes over in the dubbed language?
I was wondering the same thing. They were laughing so I gotta think that they understood.
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