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  1. I didn’t notice until relatively recently that they were referring to 1:30 in the morning, which isn’t really “morning” in any way but technically.

    “What a lovely morning,” Debbie? Look out the window, it’s DARK out there.

  2. Yet they assert “It’s too late to say good night”.
    I’d accept a “good night” at any 1:30AM!

  3. My (now ex-) girlfriend who really turned me into a fan of musicals would always make fun of me when I’d say “That Gene Kelley is a good looking guy” when I saw him start dancing. I stand by that. He’s a good looking guy, where Fred Astaire was too thin and a bit severe looking. And Gene had a bit more muscle on him and there seemed more physicality in the dances he did. Not to diminish Mr. Astaire, who was, indeed, also a talent. As were Donald O’Connor, Danny Kaye, et al.

  4. Singin’ in the Rain has always been a favorite of mine. Last night, though, I saw a movie that really wowed me: Stormy Weather (1943) with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, and more.

  5. My four year old grandson, who loves to dance, loves this clip. He’s going to start tap dancing lessons as soon as possible.
    The song is from 1939, first performed by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. It has always seemed more of a waking up song than a staying up late song. No one in the world has as much energy as the three of them do at 1:30 am.
    Still a great song.

  6. A little more synchronicity: I was just listening to Paula Poundstone’s podcast and she and Carol Burnett were talking about favorite movies. This one is Burnett’s. And mine.

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