Posted Bykurt on March 04, 2002 at 17:53:11:
In Reply to: Movie Parodies posted byIra Chineson on March 04, 2002 at 15:12:34:
Parodies, or burlesques, of popular songs and plays were done in vaudeville days, and it's still a staple of comedy today.
The Benny program was the only one on old-time radio that did the extended parodies. In early TV, "Your Show of Shows" did several sharply written movie parodies as part of its revue format.
But the direct lineal descendant of the Benny movie parodies can be seen on "The Carol Burnett Show." The classic "Went With The Wind," for instance!