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Need Help with Lyrics for "We Need Snow"

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by rigil kent, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. rigil kent

    rigil kent New Member

    Hi again, everyone. This time, can you help me finishing this transcript? This is the Reindeer sketch from Perry Como in 1965. I think is the first time this sketch show up, 'cause is later used in The Ed Sullivan Show in 1968.

    You can watch it in here:


    And this is my best transcription. Hope you can fill in the blanks:

     
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  2. Bliffenstimmers

    Bliffenstimmers Active Member

    Here's some corrections, though some parts I am confused about too, as you will see. I actually had to write this twice, since I accidentally closed this tab writing these the first time, so apologies for any left-over typos or any errors that hopefully other users might point out, if any.

    PRESENTER: Ladies and gentlemen, the Muppets.
    DASHER: Alright, man. Forward, march.
    Hup, two, three, four.
    Hup, two, three, four.
    Company, halt! One, two.
    Right face. Roll call: I'm Dasher.
    REINDEERS: Dancer. Prancer. Donder. And Ringo!
    DASHER: Company, ten hut! Alright, that's enough of that, Blitzen.
    REINDEERS: Sorry, sir.
    DASHER: Now, man, I've called you together because we got a very important job to do.
    REINDEERS: Well, see you around, gang! I'm meeting the wife for dinner. Time to go to work. Got a job as a hat rack.
    DASHER: Company, ten hut!
    Come on, we got a big problem here at the North Pole this year.
    I'm referring to the fact that is almost Christmas and it hasn't snow yet.
    REINDEERS: Hey, that serious. Yeah, "snow" joke. Oh, Blitzen really zings 'em in there!
    DASHER: Cool it, cool it, you twig-heads!
    REINDEERS: Sir, if it hasn't snowed, what's this we're walking on?
    DASHER: That, you poor clowns, is dirt.
    REINDEERS: Dirt? Oh, well how about that. Hey, let's do a dirt man! Yeah! How about we have a dirt-ball fight?
    DASHER: Company, ten hut! Listen, you branch-brains, if there no snow
    we won't be able to deliver the presents on Christmas.
    REINDEERS: Groovy, man. We get Christmas off. My wife will flip. Yeah.
    DASHER: Hold it! Hold it, guys! Now what can we do to get those toys delivered?
    REINDEERS: How about we just mail them? Hey, hey, I got an idea.
    DASHER: Yeah?
    REINDEERS: If there isn't any snow, maybe we could buy some snoo.
    DASHER: What’s snoo–? Wait a minute! Don't tell me, nothing snoo.
    REINDEERS: What snoo with you?
    DASHER: Ok, now be serious, guys. Have you no Christmas spirit?
    REINDEERS: Yeah. Sure.
    DASHER: Don't you love to go dashing through the snow?
    REINDEERS: In a one horse open sleigh / Over the fields we go / Laughing all the way.
    DASHER: Ok, ok, I believe you. Now look, Santa is very worried 'cause there is no snow.
    But you know he's too busy to do anything about it. He's making that list and checking it twice.
    REINDEERS: Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice / Santa Claus is coming to town
    DASHER: Guys! Guys! Now we got a lot of toys to deliver.
    REINDEERS: We got 8 million dolls, 6 million bicycles, 4 million skates and 5 golden rings.
    Four calling birds / Three french hens / Two turtle doves / And a partridge in a pear--
    DASHER: Stop! Stop! You guys are just nuts.
    REINDEERS: Roasting on an open fire / Jack Frost nipping at your nose
    DASHER: Please, guys, listen to me. How we can deliver the presents without snow?
    REINDEERS: Hey! The indians do a rain dance. Let's do a snow dance.
    DASHER: You guys got to be kidding me.
    REINDEERS: There is no snow so sad are we / As we build the toys and decorate the tree
    If only it would snow how happy we'd be / And we'd smile and grin and laugh, tee hee. / Tee hee? Tee hee! Hee hee! Ho ho! / Ha ha ha ha ho yuk yuk!
    Come on, snow!
    DASHER: Oh, swell. Now you've done it.
    REINDEERS: Well, that’s to be expected. After all, we are RAIN deer. Keep dancing.
    ("We don't need a thing"?) That's a sign of spring/ When you gotta pull a sleigh, then snow's the thing
    Yeah, Santa needs the snow so we can bring / Toys to the children so the bells will ring / Ding ding, dong dong, ping ping, pong pong / Jingle jingle jingle jingle ding dong ping / Tee hee, tee hee, ha ha, ho ho, / Ha ha jingle jingle ho yuk yuk.
    Come on, snow! Leaves? The leaves are falling. We're getting closer.
    DASHER: Oh, great, first rain, now leaves. All caused by you?
    REINDEERS: I'm sure it will snow if you dance too.
    DASHER: I may look silly but I'll join the group.
    REINDEERS: To make it snow say Fa la loo.
    DASHER: La loo?
    REINDEERS: La loo! With a fa la la la la! / Fa la la, fa la la, la la la loo loo / Fa la ha ha jingle jingle ho yuk yuk.
    ALL: For Christmas time and
    we need snow / Let the white flakes fall and the north winds blow
    So the yuletide stockings will overflow / With the toys Santa brings in his sleigh through the snow
    DASHER: Wait! Look, up in the sky!
    REINDEERS: It's a storm! It's a blizzard!
    DASHER: Well, it's a beginning.
    REINDEERS: One more time!
    ALL: Hey, it's Christmas time and we need snow / Let the white flakes fall and the north winds blow
    So the yuletide stockings will overflow / With the toys Santa brings in his sleigh through the snow

    PERRY COMO: That was wonderful. How you call this group?
    DASHER: We call it the June Taylor Dance Group. (???) Vixen.
    PERRY COMO: I'd like to meet your choreographer.
    DASHER: Oh, just a second. Miss Taylor? Would you like to step up, please?
    PERRY COMO: Are you June Taylor?
    MAY TAYLOR: May Taylor.
    PERRY COMO: May Taylor. I only miss it by a month.
    MAY TAYLOR: Story of my life. You know what I'm waiting for, Mr. Como?
    PERRY COMO: What?
    MAY TAYLOR: I'm waiting for you to tell us that wonderful story you tell every Christmas.
    PERRY COMO: Oh. The story of Nativity? That comes next. We have one thing we'd like to say
    before we do it. For those of you are watching in color, this part of the show
    was done of course in (Rome?), and we have no color there, so don't fiddle with your sets.
    Right now we have a colorful delicacy or two from our friends at Kraft.
    How about that?
    MAY TAYLOR: Perry, we're so glad you invited us for your Christmas show. We're having a wonderful time.
    We'd like to come back and visit you again.
    REINDEERS: Yeah, how about next week?
    PERRY COMO: I wish I could invite you next week but next week Andy Williams will be here
    with his guests Polly Bergen and Woody Allen.
    REINDEER: Ok.
    PERRY COMO: And right now, friends,
    we'd like to have you meet the creator of the Muppets, Jim Henson.
    Jim, would you come up, please?
    I'm certainly enjoyed your performance.
    JIM HENSON: Oh, well...
    MAY TAYLOR: Say thank you.
    JIM HENSON: Right. Thank you very much, Perry.
    PERRY COMO: You're welcome.
    MAY TAYLOR: That’s why we don’t have him up very often.
    Some people should be behind the scenes, thats' all.​
     
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  3. rigil kent

    rigil kent New Member

    Thanks again, Bliffen, for taking the trouble to correct and complete the text.

    It's amazing how, reading the parts I couldn't understand, now I can distinguish them. Most, at least.

    For the parts with doubts, I wonder if can be completed by common sense, like this:

    REINDEERS: Keep dancing!
    We don't need rain / That's a sign of spring/ When you gotta pull a sleigh, then snow's the thing

    PERRY COMO: "For those of you are watching in color, this part of the show was done of course in (chrome? brown?)". He must be talking of black and white, so that's all that matters.
     
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  4. Bliffenstimmers

    Bliffenstimmers Active Member

    Firstly, once again, you're welcome! Got nothing better to do on this forum anyway, hehe.

    Second, I can't believe I missed those obvious lines! Then again, it was pretty late, so I missed out on some things cause I was thinking on low brain power.

    Speaking of which, I forgot to correct some minor things:
    DASHER: I may look silly but I'll join the crew."
    DASHER: Now, men, I've called you together because we got a very important job to do.
    REINDEERS: Dirt? Oh, well how about that. Hey, let's build a dirt man! Yeah! How about we have a dirt-ball fight?
    DASHER: Oh, great, first rain, then leaves. All caused by you?
    ALL: For it's Christmas time and we need snow
     
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  5. rigil kent

    rigil kent New Member

    Great, I can now finish this sketch. I have two or three more short videos, with just a few lines to complete. But I'll post them after Christmas, so I let you rest, ha ha ha!

    Merry Christmas!
     
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