Friday, October 29, 2010

Who watched Oprah yesterday?

Cuz if you did, it was awesome. Normally, I'm not an Oprah girl (Ellen is more my style). While I love Oprah personally, her shows are usually such downers sometimes. But not yesterday. Yesterday, Oprah reunited the original cast of the The Sound of Music movie. Talk about great TV moments! I remember seeing this movie in the theaters and feeling so overwhelmed. I made my mother buy the record (remember those) and I memorized every word of every song.

Among my favorites moments:

Seeing Julie Andrews looking so awesome.

Having Charmain Carr (Leisl) admit that while filming she had a crush on her "dad" Christopher Plummer. He apparently also taught her how to drink during filming (she was actually 21, not 16 not going on 17).

Seeing the film clip of the real Maria Von Trapp and Julie Andrews singing Edelweiss together.

Discovering that the 35 year old Christopher Plummer was, to put it bluntly, kind of a dog (I'll be honest, I've always found him kind of sexy, even at 80!)

Seeing the audition film clips of the "kids" and hearing their stories.

Seeing Julie Andrews, well, look so awesome (did I already say that?)
Oh, and seeing the real live Von Trapp great-grandchildren on stage singing Edelweiss. Brought a tear to my eye.

Bravo, Oprah!


Chelsea B. said...

I watched! It was a fantastic show. Isn't Julie Andrews just gorgeous?

Marilyn Brant said...

I missed most of the show but caught a few clips -- I want to see the whole thing!

"The Sound of Music" was the first musical I remember seeing, and it was my favorite film for years. I just watched it again this summer (to introduce my son to it ;). Love it still!

Lucy said...

Sounds like it was good. I didn't know about it until after the fact but would've recorded it, had I known about it beforehand. :(

Maria Geraci said...

Chelsea, Julie looked absolutely wonderful! It really was inspiring!

Marilyn and Lucy, luckily for me, my 17 year old heard at school from her drama teacher about the show, so I had time to program my DVR. So glad I did! I'm sure Oprah will rerun it again. She has to!

Listen and Talk Nashville said...

Christopher Plummer is VERY sexy, always has been!!! And he has aged very well, to still be HOT at 80! :) Loved the show!

Maria Geraci said...

Hi Nashville, thanks for stopping by my blog :) Gald I'm not the only one who thinks that about CP!

Kwana said...

Now I'm bummed that I missed it. Darn.

Maureen McGowan said...

Oh, I wish I'd seen it.
My sisters and I used to play that record over and over, too...

I saw Christopher Plummer at the TIFF this year. He is looking good for 80 and he was so funny introducing his film.


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