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The Elvis-athon: Elvis: That’s The Way It Is

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Before The Fall

Sars: ...Wow, that was unfortunate.

MZS: Elvis Aaron Presley, you break my heart.

Sars: With the spotlight on him. Evidently this kind of thing happened constantly.

MZS: Whoa! They finally busted out the Laugh-In psychedelic in-and-out zoom lens!

Sars: Aaaaaaand now he has a moose knuckle.

Steven Boone: A what?

Sars: Male camel toe.

Steven Boone: That explains why I didn't see it. My eyes are fixed north.

Sars: Wise move.

MZS: Elvis is doling out more audience kisses. They're crushing on him. I expect him to lay hands on them and start healing infirmities.

Steven Boone: If Elvis had gone the evangelical route, he'd probably still be here, and we'd prolly have three wars alongside Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sars: President Presley.

MZS: Oh, man, I SEE it.

Sars: Thirty years dead he's still better than the current occupant.

MZS: Elvis would have declared, like, one war per month. But on the plus side: he would have kicked ass performing at his own inaugural.

Sars: Wow, this version of "Don't Be Cruel" is a wheel of cheddar. The little old ladies in the front row are making me kind of sad. ...Can anyone speak to how the perception of "a run in Vegas" changed after Elvis started doing it? I feel like he shifted it somehow, but having not been born yet, I can't say with authority.

Steven Boone: Well, was it maybe less embarrassing before his fat years?

MZS: Sinatra and the Rat Pack busted the doors open, and Elvis moved in.

Sars: It's different now, of course, now that Vegas is a little more theme-parky.

Steven Boone: But one thing that was never stigmatizing about it: the dough.

Sars: His deal with the International/Hilton was ri-DIC-ulous.

MZS: Actually, Vegas has been considered a legitimate venue, even a long term goal, for entertainers ever since the mid-'60s. Celine Dion recently had her own theater built there. All the biggest acts play Vegas regularly now, thanks in large part to the gigantic sums of money made by people like Sinatra and Elvis.

Sars: ...Celine Dion, though. I'm sure she sells out her venue; I guess I mean more the whiff of cheese. ...What is this awful song?

Steven Boone: This one usually sung by women, I think...?

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The Elvis-athon: Elvis: That’s The Way It Is

Episode Report Card
Grade It Now!
YOU GRADE IT
Before The Fall

Sars: ...Wow, that was unfortunate.

MZS: Elvis Aaron Presley, you break my heart.

Sars: With the spotlight on him. Evidently this kind of thing happened constantly.

MZS: Whoa! They finally busted out the Laugh-In psychedelic in-and-out zoom lens!

Sars: Aaaaaaand now he has a moose knuckle.

Steven Boone: A what?

Sars: Male camel toe.

Steven Boone: That explains why I didn't see it. My eyes are fixed north.

Sars: Wise move.

MZS: Elvis is doling out more audience kisses. They're crushing on him. I expect him to lay hands on them and start healing infirmities.

Steven Boone: If Elvis had gone the evangelical route, he'd probably still be here, and we'd prolly have three wars alongside Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sars: President Presley.

MZS: Oh, man, I SEE it.

Sars: Thirty years dead he's still better than the current occupant.

MZS: Elvis would have declared, like, one war per month. But on the plus side: he would have kicked ass performing at his own inaugural.

Sars: Wow, this version of "Don't Be Cruel" is a wheel of cheddar. The little old ladies in the front row are making me kind of sad. ...Can anyone speak to how the perception of "a run in Vegas" changed after Elvis started doing it? I feel like he shifted it somehow, but having not been born yet, I can't say with authority.

Steven Boone: Well, was it maybe less embarrassing before his fat years?

MZS: Sinatra and the Rat Pack busted the doors open, and Elvis moved in.

Sars: It's different now, of course, now that Vegas is a little more theme-parky.

Steven Boone: But one thing that was never stigmatizing about it: the dough.

Sars: His deal with the International/Hilton was ri-DIC-ulous.

MZS: Actually, Vegas has been considered a legitimate venue, even a long term goal, for entertainers ever since the mid-'60s. Celine Dion recently had her own theater built there. All the biggest acts play Vegas regularly now, thanks in large part to the gigantic sums of money made by people like Sinatra and Elvis.

Sars: ...Celine Dion, though. I'm sure she sells out her venue; I guess I mean more the whiff of cheese. ...What is this awful song?

Steven Boone: This one usually sung by women, I think...?

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