Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Hello Muddah" Turns 50

On July 26, 1963, Allan Sherman played the Hollywood Bowl and there sang -- for apparently the first time -- his soon-to-be mega-hit, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!"

As the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner reported the next day under the headline "Sherman (Al) Marches through Bowl; Leaves Wake of Laughter,"

"His newest, a take-off on a homesick boy at camp, is his best. It is belly-laugh material and parents will revel in its so-true-to-life barbs"

"Hello Muddah" madness had begun.

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