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  Season 3: Episode 3

77c: Hugh Hefner / Libby Titus

Listening To Great Music

.....John Belushi

Announcer: And now it's time for "Listening To Great Music", the program dedicated to musical appreciation, with your host, John Belushi.

John Belushi: Good evening, music listeners. I'm John Belushi, and tonight, on "Listening To Great Music", we are going to hear a rare recording of Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries", from "The Valkyries", one of my favorites. Written in 1855, its familiar theme is charged with fiery passion and textured with the full orchestra, completing the original melody in powerful, forceful brilliance. Wagner often writes music which seems to evoke a sort of suggestive of place, of things. So, as I play the record, you try to imagine for yourself, images which appear before your brain from the music. Okay? Just imagine..

[ plays record ]

Horses! Horses! Ah, people! Mountains! Snow! Landscapes! A horse! The sky! A field! A big show with a lot of horses! A lot of people going into the show, some are trying to get in free. Ah, but they can't! Some people can't get in free, because they know that people are in the show! Everybody's having a good time, and then.. and then, there's..

[ skips record ]

Ah, rainbows! Ah! Rainbows, waterfalls.. ooh, they're two people who meet and fall in love! And immediately they fly to Hawaii. Oh, they want to get married, but they can't! Because the father doesn't approve of the marriage, so finally they have to get the father to approve of the marriage! But suddenly, suddenly there's a war!

[ skips record ]

Ah! There's a war! Everybody's gonig to Russia, to fight the enemies! Aaagghh!! Look out! Look out! Spy planes and rockets!

[ skips record ]

Rockets! Rockets! The Cossacks are coming! The Cossacks are coming! They're coming in the house! They've got Kirby! They've got Kirby! Medic! Medic!

[ skips record, overturns stereo and wrecks the set ]

[ fade out ]

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