TVDS3: The Mummy & The 3 Muses

Egyptian Queen

Leanna looks up at the picture of her aunties up on the wall. Two sets of triplets in the same family. What are the odds? Leanna was named for the one on the right. They have the same wavy hair and very similar bone structure. In fact, the similarities between each girl and her namesake were uncanny.

Leanna laced up her shoes as she waited for Dolf. He’s the one who suggested the dance competition. He was judging. If he hadn’t suggested it, she might not have done it. But the competition was a chance for her to shine and get his attention. She had even managed to get him to give her a ride. Her sisters Etienne and Fatiene were already on their way. They had boys of their own they were hoping to see there.

Etienne had a thing for Costello who was a dancer in Vaudeville shows when he was younger—or so he said. Leanna wondered if that wasn’t just a story he told Etienne to charm her.

Fatiene liked handsome Johnny B, who was a backup singer in a band—or so Fatiene told them.

Leanna could hear her father, Big Daddy, clomping around upstairs. He told them all the times that they were too much like his boy-crazy sisters. They had all been head over heels, fawning over mysterious boys that nobody ever met. Her father said that for a while he thought they had invented these boyfriends like small children invent imaginary friends. Then he thought that maybe there was one guy who was playing all of his sisters and that is why no one ever met him. You couldn’t pretend to be three different people all at the same time. His sisters had decided to prove themselves by inviting their boyfriends to a dance competition to see them move. Back then everybody was doing the twist. But this year, Leanna and her sisters were going to blow everyone away with the jive.

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Re-Blog: Happy 4th of July – Dancing back to our Past – Bacon Blue Cheeseburgers

Bacon41950s Dancing back to our Past
July, 1950; Philadelphia, PA

When they came to, the Team Jive Turkey Dancers could tell something had changed. They weren’t even sure they were still in Philadelphia. Bob Fosse looked around, trying to get everyone organized. Jerome Robbins, Cyd Charisse, Debbie Reynolds, Chubby Checker, Donald O’Connor, and Gene Kelly, looks like everyone is here. “Okay everyone, let’s try to figure out what happened. Does anybody remember what happened?” Bob asked. Bob FosseThey quickly came to the consensus that there had been a bright flash of light when they stepped out to do the Jive Dance, and everything had changed after that. “Here, let’s find a newspaper and we’ll probably find out something useful,” Donald offered.

It didn’t take long to find a newspaper and they learned a great deal from it. The most surprising fact was that it was no longer the 1950’s. “It says here it’s 1992. That explains the odd clothing everyone seems to be wearing. What happened to sensible outfits?” Debbie said, taking a look at the date. “You mean we’ve travelled in time? That’s impossible; we can travel to the future!” Cyd cried. It took a moment before they were able to get her to calm down. They were all pretty shocked at their surroundings, but panicking wouldn’t help anything. “It seems we’re still in Philadelphia at least,” Gene said, looking through some of the stories in the Jerome Robbinspaper. So now they knew they were in Philadelphia, only pushed into the future. Suddenly, Bob noticed another important piece of information. “Hey, it’s the 4th of July!” he said, nearly shouting. They had seen several flags about, but thought only that they were just normal symbols of patriotism. It would be quite interesting to see what the future would do to celebrate the holiday. “Well, if it’s the 4th of July, there’s only one thing that we can do. We have to find some Bacon Blue Cheese burgers,” Chubby Checker said. “It’s not a celebration without them!”

Everyone agreed that they had to find the Bacon Blue Cheese burgers or they wouldn’t enjoy the holiday properly. Luckily for them, there was a local shop that specialized in older cuisine and the Bacon Blue Cheese burgers were on the menu. They sat down to eat their meal when suddenly they heard a very familiar Cyd Charissevoice coming from the TV in the restaurant. It was the Mummy! Their rival of the dance competition must have been transported through time with them as well. They looked at the screen to see where he was, perhaps he was being interviewed when they saw none other than Dick Clarke. “Is he really the Mummy?” Jerome posed the questions to his friends. The words “Mayor Dick Clarke” scrolled across the bottom of the screen and their eyes lit up. The Mummy had always said he’d run Philadelphia one day. There was no mistaking it after seeing his mannerisms and hearing his speech pattern. It was the same man they had known long ago as the Mummy. He’d travelled back to the future with them and there was only one thing to do to settle the score. They had to find him, and there had to be a Jive Danceoff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Fosse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Robbins
Donald OConnorhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyd_Charisse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Kelly
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_O%27Connor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Reynolds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chubby_Checker

Debbie ReynoldsChubby CheckersDick Clark 1961

 

 

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