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re: Nitty Gritty and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Posted by: waterfall 08:11 am EST 01/15/22
In reply to: re: Did any of these stunning Charleston dancers do Broadway? - reed23 01:44 am EST 01/15/22

" 'Nitty Gritty', a number [Banas] choreographed and was lead dancer for on The Judy Garland Show, suddenly swept the nation, getting millions of views..."

Banas at his "Don't pop the head, Cassie!" best. :)

The Nitty Gritty clip was heavily "borrowed from" in Mrs. Maisel's S2, ep9, "Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy" telethon episode. The reimagined number was dubbed "The Bop". I can't find it now, but there was an article in which Mrs. Maisel's creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, was asked about the similarities. She roundly denied that that the show had derived any inspiration from Nitty Gritty, which...I dunno. If you have Amazon Prime, you can see "The Bop", starting around 23 minutes in. You tell me what you think. Personally, I think Sherman-Palladino's "revisionist history lacks vérité".
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