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Larry Mudd
05-30-2006, 11:33 AM
OMFG (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1CITKXovAY).

The mind boggles. If it's my mind, first it gets right down in the gutter, and then it boggles.

It boggles hard.

Larry Mudd
05-30-2006, 11:34 AM
Oh, I should mention that it's a VIDEO LINK that plays immediately, with brassy music. Consider that if you're at work!

lissener
05-30-2006, 11:46 AM
IIRC, that clip is from Summer Stock, an extremely uneven Judy Garland vehicle. Not one I've bothered to watch more than once.

Larry Mudd
05-30-2006, 11:55 AM
IIRC, that clip is from Summer Stock, an extremely uneven Judy Garland vehicle.Nope -- Broadway Rhythm (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036673/maindetails), which is by all accounts also somewhat uneven.

(Gwan to get it from Videomatica, uneven or not. Woot!)

panache45
05-30-2006, 12:03 PM
If my body could do that, I'd never leave home.

Terminus Est
05-30-2006, 12:05 PM
Wow. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

lissener
05-30-2006, 12:11 PM
Nope -- Broadway Rhythm (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036673/maindetails), which is by all accounts also somewhat uneven.

(Gwan to get it from Videomatica, uneven or not. Woot!)
Hmm. Unless my memory is completely dripping away, there was something similarly creepy in Summer Stock. But some of those "uneven" movies start to run together after awhile. I should watch fewer and better movies . . .

lissener
05-30-2006, 12:13 PM
No, wait; I think I may have seen that clip in one of the That's Entertainment docs, and the costumes and sets conflated it with SS for me. Or, retardation is progressive.

WhyNot
05-30-2006, 12:20 PM
Ew.

Ew ew ew ew ew...

I'm so squicked out by Ehlers-Danlos. I know I shouldn't be, but one of the little girls I used to babysit suffered from it and she was so flexible her shoulder would dislocate if I tugged on her arm even a little bit. Her mother had the stretchy skin kind. So gross.

Danalan
05-30-2006, 12:39 PM
Firstly, what kind of kinky fetish site were you looking at when you found this clip? ;)

Secondly, what are the odds any of those women can walk, much less dance, today?

Thirdly, Wow. That bit with the wagon is particularly out there.

Beware of Doug
05-30-2006, 12:50 PM
I'm sitting here with my mouth open.

The Ross Sisters (http://members.aol.com/eyetreats/ross.htm): truly "the other white meat."

Batsinma Belfry
05-30-2006, 12:55 PM
I was a skinny double-jointed kid. And I loved to freakout my school mates with my weird body contorsions. That clip was my payback.

Chronos
05-30-2006, 03:05 PM
I opened the link, watched about the first quarter of it, and thought, "What's the big deal, it's just some ladies dancing", and closed it. Then I read the rest of the replies, realized I was missing something, and watched the rest.

Oh, my.

I have to wonder about the safety precautions, though... That bit with the hayloft seemed rather dangerous, but I couldn't see any way a spotter could catch her if she fell, without breaking her neck.

Talon Karrde
05-30-2006, 03:38 PM
What would be really bizarre is if they popped out of the bathtubs in the California Dreaming video.

Sal Ammoniac
05-30-2006, 04:36 PM
Well, three cheers for the Ross Sisters. I'm staggered not just by their flexibility, but by their incredible leg strength. That bit with the hayloft and the apple? Cripes! Sure, it's a bit freakshow, but you've got to give mad props for the amount of time and effort they must have spent practicing.

Gangster Octopus
05-30-2006, 04:45 PM
Where'd their spines go?

pinkfreud
05-30-2006, 04:45 PM
What a strange clip! Thanks for the link, Larry Mudd. I emailed the link to my husband, who loves to watch cute girl gymnasts. Hope he doesn't get any unreasonable expectations about feminine flexibility.

Exapno Mapcase
05-30-2006, 05:09 PM
You people act like you've never seen Cirque de Soleil. Or the Ed Sullivan Show. :)

Kamino Neko
05-30-2006, 05:45 PM
I'm staggered not just by their flexibility, but by their incredible leg strength. That bit with the hayloft and the apple? Cripes!

Exactly my thoughts - actually, I was thinking that with the bit before that, but that part absolutely floored me.

silenus
05-30-2006, 06:01 PM
That last stunt would make a great porno, with a little tweaking! :D

FilmGeek
05-30-2006, 06:12 PM
Here's another good "where is her spine" video (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=841651212169523424&q=flexible+gymnast). Also plays immediately with sound.

AncientHumanoid
05-30-2006, 06:13 PM
Makes me want to finish my time machine, go back 62 years, take each one of them out to my Packard, bend them over the hood, and do them in the butt. Truly a beautiful experience awaits.

Gangster Octopus
05-30-2006, 06:27 PM
There is no Ross Sisters entry (as far as I can tell) at Wikipedia. Here is a chance for someone to fufil their lifelong dream and start one.

Guinastasia
05-30-2006, 06:31 PM
I wonder if it should be considered lucky that they were around at a time when their talents could lend to cutesy song and dance numbers, rather than the porn industry.

Marlitharn
05-30-2006, 07:53 PM
I like that last viewer comment:

Holy crap! At the end!

A perpertual lesbian motion machine!
I can't even imagine the incredible leg strength it would take to pull some of those stunts off. I bet those girls could crack walnuts with their thighs.

RealityChuck
05-30-2006, 07:55 PM
You people act like you've never seen Cirque de Soleil. Or the Ed Sullivan Show. :)My thoughts exactly. It was impressive, but Ed would have someone like this on at least once a season.

Guinastasia
05-30-2006, 08:22 PM
Somewhat off topic, but some of those old songs-who writes songs about potato salad, of all things, especially if it's so dense it's like concrete?

Larry Mudd
05-30-2006, 08:59 PM
Somewhat off topic, but some of those old songs-who writes songs about potato salad, of all things, especially if it's so dense it's like concrete?"Solid" was (and I suppose is) slang for "really good," of course.

But, Guin... are you really so innocent?

I mean, really. "Hit your mama with that solid potato salad?"

Picnic-blanket shorts? Creamy spuds, mayo, and eggs?

It's probable that my mind just snapped when the young lady wrapped her ankles around her neck, but man, the whole thing seems pretty dirty to me. :D

Oslo Ostragoth
05-30-2006, 11:20 PM
My reaction to both videos? If someone forced my body to make those moves, there would be an explosion of titanic dimension, and I would be leaving in numerous body bags.

Purd Werfect
05-30-2006, 11:40 PM
I noticed that the word "groovy" appeared in the lyrics of that song. I didn't know it predated the 60s.

Operation Ripper
05-31-2006, 12:07 AM
Somehow, someway there should be a The Aristocrats joke in this thread.

lissener
05-31-2006, 01:26 AM
Here's another good "where is her spine" video (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=841651212169523424&q=flexible+gymnast). Also plays immediately with sound.Wow. For those who thought that wearing one's ass for a hat was just a figure of speech; she does it quite literally several times in that clip.

Zebra
05-31-2006, 01:26 AM
Contortionist sisters,


Great, now I have another fantasy that will never come true.



What is amazing is that there only about 4 edits in the entire thing. The first edit is at 1:40. I'm pretty sure the bit on the wagon involved running the film backwards at the end of it.

Ogre
05-31-2006, 01:50 AM
What would be really bizarre is if they popped out of the bathtubs in the California Dreaming video.Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha! *snort*

DMark
05-31-2006, 03:12 AM
Ya know, I'm Gay and even I can understand the appeal of this, uh, "act"...

Looking forward to the B side of the record, with their brothers singing and dancing to, "Asparagus Spears With Hollandaise Sauce".

Tuckerfan
05-31-2006, 04:19 AM
I wonder if it should be considered lucky that they were around at a time when their talents could lend to cutesy song and dance numbers, rather than the porn industry.
Lucky for whom? Do you know how much money a trio of sisters (especially if they were triplets) who could do those kinds of stunts could make in the porn industry today? They'd make Bill Gates look like a pauper in no time!

NCB, I call "Shotgun!" and "Sloppy seconds!" :D

Larry Mudd
05-31-2006, 12:18 PM
Ya know, I'm Gay and even I can understand the appeal of this, uh, "act"...

Looking forward to the B side of the record, with their brothers singing and dancing to, "Asparagus Spears With Hollandaise Sauce".

Be bop a reedle de ding fatoo
Be bop a reedle de ding fatoo

Asparagus spears with Hollandaise Sauce
and a nice green salad to toss
Pops, we got a righteous dinner for you
It's all jelly and it's barrelhouse, too

Be bop a reedle de ding fatoo
Be bop a reedle de ding fatoo

Uncommon Sense
05-31-2006, 12:41 PM
You know, before the contorting, I thought, "What's the big deal, they're kinda cute, besides, the sound's off."

Then I saw them in action.

I didn't think they made material that flexible back in the day. Those shorts would NOT give!

Chronos
05-31-2006, 04:30 PM
What is amazing is that there only about 4 edits in the entire thing. The first edit is at 1:40. I'm pretty sure the bit on the wagon involved running the film backwards at the end of it.I just watched it again; I counted five edits. And if the wagon scene had the film run backwards, then there was a very skilled splice in it somewhere: The rising was not just a repeat of the descending. Given the other things those ladies were doing, I think it's more plausible that it was forwards, just as it appeared.

cactus waltz
05-31-2006, 05:20 PM
there would be an explosion of titanic dimension

Well, Titanic didn't explode, technically.

The video is quite something. The sing-and-dance-part especially, it's like they needed an excuse to put on their freakshow and felt a stick about food was it.

Beware of Doug
05-31-2006, 07:11 PM
Contortionist sisters,


Great, now I have another fantasy that will never come true.They weren't the only ones, either. June and Cherry Preisser were a couple of bendy little blonde tricks from New Orleans (their mother was a Landrieu, of the political clan). They made it all the way to the Ziegfeld Follies in the mid '30s.

June was a gymnast from age 2(!), but is best known for trying to woo Mickey Rooney away from Judy Garland in the Andy Hardy movies. So ootsy-cutesy you wanted to slap her, but hot.

Evil Captor
05-31-2006, 07:51 PM
You know, if that Judy Garland movie had been SF or even fantasy, I'd be tempted to nominate it in the thread titled, "Has anybody ever done a REALLY good job of mixing SF and porn?"

GingerOfTheNorth
05-31-2006, 08:28 PM
We just watched this. My mouth is dry from hanging open.

astro
05-31-2006, 08:30 PM
They weren't the only ones, either. June and Cherry Preisser were a couple of bendy little blonde tricks from New Orleans (their mother was a Landrieu, of the political clan). They made it all the way to the Ziegfeld Follies in the mid '30s.

June was a gymnast from age 2(!), but is best known for trying to woo Mickey Rooney away from Judy Garland in the Andy Hardy movies. So ootsy-cutesy you wanted to slap her, but hot.

Some pics of her (http://www.picking.com/june.html)

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