Posts tagged “madeline kahn mondays”

  1. "What's your sign?"

    "I'm sorry, it's...unlisted."

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  2. The theme song is just Madeline jauntily and wordlessly wailing, which, fair enough!

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  3. 1. HER HAT HER HAT THAT FUCKING HAT

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  4. "I'll count the hours that you're away. Not on the lips. I'm going to that party at Nina's later, I don't want to smear my lipstick."

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  5. He said he would kill for me, and I said, like, for instance who?

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  6. This feels like the spiritual opposite of the "I'm Tired" sequence from Blazing Saddles.

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  7. Also, at 0:18 she's holding Grover and framed by a halo just exactly like the Pietà. Go figure!

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  8. It's everything you ever wanted: Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, and Gene Wilder all vigorously bunny-hopping in an attic together. From The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (not Mycroft but the jealous Sigerson), which is not at all bad!

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  9. I knew there was a reason I always used to mix up Madeline Kahn and Bernadette Peters; the reason was that the universe was going to give me a duet between the two of them.

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  10. It turns out Madeline Kahn learned opera because some old Italian man who visited the Bavarian restaurant in upstate New York where she worked as a singing waitress used to shout "SING MADAME BUTTERFLY" at her from the audience, so never forget that life may still have a few surprises in store for you too.

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  11. Madeline Kahn interprets lyrics like it is her job to interpret resigned, half-bemused sorrow for the damn United Nations.

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  12. We all know that she improvised this, obviously, but what is the secret to this throwaway moment's beloved, memetic status?

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  13. The question has always been, for this series, "How long do I wait before I give them the Blazing Saddles/Clue scenes I know everyone's really here for?" And I think you've waited long enough, and been good.

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  14. Surely there is a lesson we can all glean from Madeline's response to the obscene caller. (Does anyone make obscene calls nowadays, or is that a plague that has been lifted from this sorry earth, now that everyone has Caller ID and also no one makes phone calls?)

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  15. "He looks like a turnip."

    "Well, he only looks like a turnip because his mother looks like a turnip."

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