POLITICS TAKES A HOLIDAY {THE CAPITOL STEPS} (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series of musical/comedy programs that satirizes U.S. politics. This program, recorded live at Chelsea's Cabaret in Washington D.C., begins with a musical spoof of the activities of Ted Kennedy, sung to the tune by the Beach Boys, "Fun, Fun, Fun," followed by a song about resumes, sung to the tune of "Besame Mucho." Other performances include "76 Bad Loans," a song about the Savings and Loan scandal, sung to the tune of "76 Trombones"; "I Feel Petty," a song about Kitty Kelly, sung to the tune of "I Feel Pretty"; "Roll Out the Daryl," a song about Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates, sung to the tune of "Roll Out the Barrel"; "Stayin' Alive," a song about the health of President George Bush, sung to the tune of the same name from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. The program also features a word-play segment, during which a commentator switches around the first letters of certain words.

Details

  • NETWORK: Syndicated
  • DATE: July 4, 1991 Thursday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:42
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  • CATALOG ID: R:8097
  • GENRE: Radio - Music/Variety
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CREDITS

    • Sarah Spitz … Producer, KCRW Producer
    • Bill Strauss … Writer, Cast, Performer
    • Elaina Newport … Writer, Cast, Performer
    • Anne Willis … Cast, Performer
    • Richard Paul … Cast, Performer
    • Ann Schmitt … Cast, Performer
    • Dave Werner … Cast, Performer
    • Duncan Hollomon … Cast, Performer
    • Bo Ayars … Instrumentalist, Piano
    • Beach Boys, the
    • George Bush
    • Daryl Gates
    • Kitty Kelly
    • Ted Kennedy